A group of parents facing cancer diagnosed in their children decided to come together to share their experience with those who were also living those difficult times to give them a voice of encouragement and a light of hope.
Fighting for the same goal and with an initial patrimony of one hundred and forty thousand Pesos contributed by the founders, on September 15, 2000, the Organization of Parents of Children with Cancer and Related Diseases - Opnicer was born, as recorded in the corresponding act of that date. On August 31, 2001, the District Health Secretariat of Bogotá, through Resolution No. 000874, granted Legal Status to the OPNICER Foundation as a Non-Profit Entity.
A few years later, the founders’ dream came true, and in 2017 our shelter for children with cancer located on Diagonal 1A # 8 – 40, Barrio Las Cruces, Bogotá, opened its doors for the first time.
Accompany minor children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing them with accommodation, daily food, and emotional, psychological, and legal support. We contribute to maintaining an excellent quality of life for our children and their families through various activities.
To be a Foundation recognized nationally and internationally for providing comprehensive support and careful care to children with cancer and their families. Encourage parents to build their life projects in the short, medium, and long term through productive activities. Seek the continuity and sustainability of the hostel for many years.
Provide accommodation and daily, nutritious, and healthy food to underage children receiving cancer treatment and their caregivers, providing them with a healthy, welcoming, and loving environment where they can feel at home and continue a life project in the short, medium, and long term. Strengthen the tools we have daily, seeking continuous improvement to achieve the permanent sustainability of the hostel.
We partner with several health institutions with pediatric cancer care services in Bogotá and the rest of the country.