Welcome to Sankara Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (formerly Sankara Cancer Foundation, Inc.), a U.S. 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.
Our Mission: To bring health and wellness to everyone. Our primary focus is all round family health, with a special emphasis on women’s and children’s health, including cancer education, screening and treatment programs to the needy amongst us. Our secondary focus is to enable people to live disease free lives by emphasizing diet and nutrition through our Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) program.
Our Philosophy: We believe, in this age of skyrocketing healthcare costs, that the most sustainable way to care for the members of our community is by establishing, aiding and strengthening community-owned and non-profit institutions to be the leaders in providing care to the community. We believe that education is key to the long term health of a community. Each community is different and we believe that, each community has different perceptions and taboos about cancer and that change should happen from within to break free of ideas and taboos that prevent patients from seeking cure without any fear of social stigmas.
Our vision: To work with existing non-profit health care institutions, where we can, or to help communities create those institutions where there is a need and help them educate and care for their needy and vulnerable population.
We are run entirely by volunteers and work with non-profit hospitals in India, such as the Hindu Mission and Sankara Hospitals and with the medical community in India and the USA to bring the latest in medical research to our grantee hospitals enabling them to provide high-quality, cost-effective care where it is needed.