Karen Leung Foundation
Mission & Vision
The Karen Leung Foundation’s mission is to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancers in Hong Kong.
What We Do
…and how it all started
The Karen Leung Foundation (“KLF” or the “Foundation”) makes an impact by raising awareness about gynaecological cancers, educating the local community to promote prevention and early detection, and ensuring that women in treatment have access to optimal care. To achieve our objectives, KLF collaborates with the local and international medical community, as well as other NGO’s committed to improving women’s health.
The Foundation was founded in 2013 with a vision to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancer. After conducting an initial in-depth community assessment, we’re working daily to address the unmet needs of the Hong Kong community. In 2014, we launched our initial programs and services aimed at increasing awareness of gynaecological cancer, promoting prevention of cervical cancer and supporting women in treatment.
Care & Support
To address the need for high-quality palliative care and to increase the access to additional routes of cancer support, the Foundation works with suitable partners.More
We believe that information is power and that the more women know about gynaecological cancer, the more they can do to take an active role in their own health.More
Learn about suitable HPV vaccination programs that can help prevent cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has been titled a public health innovation and can be a “game changer” for any woman.More
In November 2011, Karen Leung was just 34-years old, newly engaged to be married, with a promising career as a trader, when she was diagnosed with metastatic cervical cancer. After experiencing months of vague symptoms such as back pain and fatigue, the diagnosis was shocking. Karen sought treatment in Hong Kong and the United States. After fighting courageously she passed away in October 2012, at age 35.
Before she died, Karen expressed her wish to raise awareness among Hong Kong women and girls about gynaecological cancers, so that others have the information needed to prevent cancer, detect it earlier, and gain access to the best treatment options available. The Karen Leung Foundation (梁愷昍婦癌基金會) was created to honour Karen’s memory and her wish to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancers in Hong Kong.