The Foundation was initiated in October 2009 by Magda Prokopowicz, who, following her own cancer experience, wanted to support other cancer patients facing the same challenges.
From the very beginning, our goal was to introduce a new standard of the public debate on cancer. To break the taboo around cancer, to spread positive energy.
Owing to the whole Rak’n’Roll concept, women with cancer started fighting for their femininity despite the disease and for their right to go through cancer with dignity and be more aware as patients.
We work for healthy choices, behaviors and surrounding ourselves with care every day. We make cancer’s existence as difficult as possible.
We promote modern prophylaxis in which, instead of scaring with disease, we encourage to regularly confirm your health.
Magda Prokopowicz, the Founding Mother of the Rak’n’Roll Foundation.
She was 27, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. During the treatment, became pregnant — most probably thanks to great love, violating the laws of medicine (they said it was not physically possible — yeah, right). One after another, the doctors advised either to terminate the pregnancy and continue with the treatment, or give up chemotherapy. Owing to her own perseverance and her husband’s support, they eventually found a Doctor who helped them. It turned out cancer treatment does not have to exclude pregnancy. When Leon was born, Magda decided to share this “secret knowledge” and start a foundation that would help pregnant women with cancer, as well as other patients; in 2009, she founded the foundation named “Rak’n’Roll. Wygraj Życie!” (“Rak’n’Roll. Win your life!”). Magda passed away in June 2012.