Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre(SKMCH&RC) is a state-of-the-art cancer centre located in Lahore, Pakistan. It isa project of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, which is a charitableorganization established under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 of Pakistan. The institution is the brainchild of Pakistani cricket superstar, ImranKhan. The inspiration came after the death of his mother, Mrs. Shaukat Khanum,from cancer.Imran Khan made a nation-wide appeal for the collection of funds from amatch between Pakistan and India on November 10, 1989 at Gaddafi Stadium,Lahore which raised Rs. 2,902,600. This was followed by a series of more than50 successful fund-raisers held throughout the world. Pakistan's win under Imran's captaincy in the 1992 cricket world cup in Melbourne helped fundraisingefforts. He was able to collect one and a half million pounds in just six weeksafter the World Cup when the same amount had taken 2 years to collect earlier.He donated his entire prize money of 85,000 pounds for the project. In 1994when the project required more financing for the ongoing construction, ImranKhan launched a mass contact campaign in which he toured 27 cities in thecountry and collected Rs. 120 million. During the entire campaign for theconstruction of the hospital, over a million individual donors from ordinary citizensto the rich and famous pitched in.Designing and execution of the master plan was overseen by Dr.Nausherwan K. Burki, MB, PhD, FRCP, FCPS, FCCP, of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, USA in collaboration with aninternational team of cancer physicians and research workers. Designing andarchitectural services were provided by Arrasmith, Judd & Rapp, and Architectsin Health Planning of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Architectural details werehandled by Messrs. Nayyar Ali Dada & Associates of Lahore. Local engineeringwas performed by Messrs. Progressive Consultants, Lahore. Ground was brokenin April 1991 and the hospital opened its doors on December 29, 1994.