EPCALM is a God-centered, non-stock, non-profit organization called to reach out and help victims of leukemia and their families.
EPCALM is the acronym for Erwin Piedad Cabanag Adult Leukemia Memorial. Atty. Erwin P. Cabanag was City Fiscal of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines when he succumbed to leukemia on May 12, 2005 at the age of 45. At this time, the vision to build the first adult leukemia foundation in the Philippines was born, now known as the EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
Acknowledging that God is the Hope, the Healer, and the Provider, EPCALM aims to be a vehicle through which patients afflicted with leukemia will experience God’s love and faithfulness
To establish and be an internationally recognized center of excellence for spiritual, physical and emotional nourishment of leukemia patients as they journey towards wholeness
ARMS OF SERVICE
- SPIRITUAL ARM – Believing that God is the only Hope of every Leukemia victim and their families, this arm’s main thrust is for victims and their families to be reconciled and strengthened in their journey through the disease, recognizing that in all things God works for the good. This arm aims to provide fresh hope and renewed vigor through EPCALM partners who would provide prayer, counseling and visitations of cheer, love, a helping hand and good news.
- MEDICAL ARM – This arm upholds God as the Sovereign Healer and rests not on man but on HIM as the blessed assurance for total healing according to His purpose. Through this arm, victims of leukemia will be given guided options for the best medical care and directed to appropriate centers for treatment locally, nationally or internationally, i.e. Eligible patients might be recommended to known international cancer centers like the National Institute of Health / National Cancer Institute or NIH/NCI in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
- FINANCIAL ARM – The arm of the Foundation that truly believes and stands that God is the Provider. This arm will be the financial life of the Foundation. Programs and its program components and projects will be set to help patients and their families raise funds for their medical needs. It’s not just giving out the “fish” to the patients but to teach them how to fish. A website will be set up specifically to provide information and guidelines to would be beneficiaries of funding, to allow for worldwide opportunities for aid, to fund the victims’ requirements. This arm will develop connections with charitable institutions like the PCSO or private sectors in the Philippines as well as US based Organizations and Foundations to aid in the growing needs of the Foundation.