history

ICanServe Foundation, Inc., formerly Information on Breast Cancer and Other Services, was founded in 1999 by four breast cancer survivors led by journalist Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala.

As a non-stock, non-profit foundation based in Manila, Philippines it advocates early breast cancer detection through high impact information campaigns and community-based screening programs. It empowers women with breast cancer and provides women with cancer-related information so they can have a voice in their own health care. It offers hope so women will not feel alone in their journey. Volunteers are cancer survivors willing to share their light with other patients and survivors so that their path is better lit, and the journey, lighter.

ICanServe is not a support group. Although ICanServe provides services to elevate the capabilities of and networks with support groups all over the Philippines, it does not itself conduct regular support group meetings, nor does it provide services often expected from support groups such as private talks/seminars and medical/dental clinical missions. Volunteering and/or membership in ICanServe does not prevent volunteers/members from volunteering for and/or affiliating with other organizations, associations, networks and support groups whose mandates or goals do not contradict ICanServe's mission of spreading information and hope.