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Michele Hertlein Global Outreach Program

Most childhood cancers can be cured if treated promptly and effectively. However, due to lack of information, early detection, and effective treatment, more than 85% of the children diagnosed with cancer in developing countries will not survive.

The Michele Hertlein Global Outreach Program partners with some of the best branded and generic pharmaceutical companies in the United States to distribute donated cancer treatment drugs and medical supplies around the world. Since its inception, the program has shipped over $466 million in donated medical products to 105 facilities in 53 countries around the world.  More than 196,000 children have been treated thanks to the generous support of the program’s corporate partners.

All recipients of the program’s donations must adhere to strict guidelines and ensure donated medicines are stored in secure areas.

For program information and/or to request assistance, please click here to view our brochure (PDF format) or contact program director Elizabeth Payne at

The Michele Hertlein Global Outreach Program is named in memory of Michele Hertlein who managed the program for more than two decades and lost her own battle with cancer.

Michele Hertlein July 15, 1968 – August 5, 2020