Donate to the new Pediatric Oncology Unit

Help us build a Kids Cancer Care Center in Rehovot, Israel

Kaplan Pediatrics recently acknowledged “Best Care in Israel!”

Children undergoing cancer therapy in the center of Israel, the Rehovot region, have only had a Day Unit that they could go to with their families. Overnight hospital stays required travel to other hospitals to receive care that Kaplan could provide.

AFKMC is looking for partners in American philanthropic leadership to play a significant role in raising the $600,000 needed to create a new comprehensive Pediatric Oncology Unit in the new Ida Kabakoff Pediatric Hospital at KMC.

The Children to be Served and the Care They Need

Kaplan Medical Center treats patients from throughout Israel; many travel long distances to be treated by its outstanding faculty. Kaplan's pediatric clinics cover a vast catchment area stretching from Kiryat Gat and Kiryat Malachi in the south to Rishon LeZion and Nes Ziona in the north.

The current pediatric center sees more than 60,000 children each year:

  • 23,000 emergency room patients
  • 6,000 hospitalized for extensive stays
  • 25,000 children are served in the outpatient clinics
  • 1,000 are treated in the pediatric day hospital

Kaplan, along with Israel's other pediatric facilities, cannot keep pace with the demands of Israel's growing, young population.

With its top-flight medical staff having passed rigorous American JCI accreditation standards, Kaplan's 40 pediatricians offer advanced care in a dozen specialties:

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition
  • Liver diseases
  • Neurology
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Genetic and metabolic diseases
  • Hematology-oncology
Description Price ($USD)
Total Construction Cost $600,000
Amount Already Raised $375,000
Amount Still to be Collected $225,000

All donations are tax deductible but please consult your accountant or attorney for details.

If you'd prefer to send a check, please make it payable to…

American Friends of Kaplan Medical Center (or AFKMC)
ATTN: Pediatric Oncology Unit
c/o Lou Balcher
152 Bateman Road
Langhorne, PA 19047


Please fill out the donation form.