About Kids First
“Kids First” was founded in 2005 as result of the efforts
of Mrs. Maya Litcher, wife of Swiss Ambassador Thomas
Litcher after she met with Dr. Peter Noun, a Pediatric Hematologist
and Oncologist, Former President of the Lebanese
Society of Hematology and Blood transfusion, and
chairman of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Unit at Saint
Georges University Medical Center. This meeting was the
result of a cry for help from a kid who could not afford the
treatment at the Lebanese University Hospital Geitaoui
and this cry for help turned into the association that was
registered under license number 437/AD issued on September
14, 2006 and published in the Official Gazette No.
45 dated September 21, 2006.
The Association’s key objective is to help children battling
with cancer and blood disorders by providing them with
the necessary medical care and to secure the high cost of
medication, especially that each child under the age of 18
has a 75% chance to be fully cured.
Kids First has been a member of the International Confederation
of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO)
for the past eleven years. It is also represented in several
international conferences and campaigns aimed at raising
health awareness and at spreading knowledge about the
early symptoms and warning signs of children’s cancer.
Kids First collaborates with several associations that are
specialized in children’s cancer diseases and that provide
care to a sick child in a myriad of ways. These include
Tamanna which fulfills sick children’s wishes; Omnia that
makes children’s dreams a reality; Toufoula that turns our
hospital rooms into magical areas; MySchoolPulse that
ensure that children suffering from cancer receive school
education and Basma that oversees Syrian children in
The efforts deployed by the Association since its inception
to date represent a humble initiative to save children
from a long and strenuous battle with the disease and
give them a chance to lead normal lives and realize their
dreams and aspirations.
It is worthy to note that the team of volunteers, which
encompasses doctors, lawyers, mothers, young women
and men, teachers, nurses, and students, represents the
backbone and the pillar of the association. Without their
diligent efforts and their relentless zeal, the dream would
not have become a reality.