We are very excited about the upcoming Bonus Day at Global Giving! For the first time, all donations to our project (up to $1000 per donor) will be matched by a 50% bonus from Global Giving funds! As a Superstar project, we get the highest bonus level.
The Bonus Day will begin at 12:01 am EDT on Wednesday, June 13th, and will last for 24 hours, or until the bonus fund runs out. This is a great opportunity to maximize your impact! The funds raised will be used to support cancer patients like Sergii. Sergii needs to undergo bone marrow transplant at National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. While his treatment there is free, he needs to pay for his lodging expenses. Sergii is 21 and is unable to work while he is in the US. He comes from a family in a rural area of Ukraine that is struggling to earn its living. Our support will enable him to undergo life-saving treatment.
Please donate to our project on June 13th and make a difference for patients like Sergii.
On June 13th our project will get a rare opportunity to receive a 50% bonus to all donations less than $1,000. As a "Superstar" project we are eligible for the highest bonus match Global Giving is offering. We are very excited by this opportunity! Summer is traditionally a slow fundraising season, but our patients need help urgently. This is why we ask for your support once again.
Your donations will be used to help patients like a 23-year old Lenura. She is a young architect from St. Petersburg, fluent in English and Finnish. When she was 14, she was diagnosed with leukemia for the first time. Lenura was treated successfully and was in remission for long 9 years. Shockingly, she had a relapse in fall of 2011. She now needs bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor to have a chance to live.
Please help us help patients like Lenura. The bonus will be added to all donations (maximum $1000 per donor) starting with 12:01 am EDT (8:01 am Moscow time). Matching will last until the bonus fund of $75,000 runs out, or at 11:59 pm EDT.
In March we participated in a Bonus Day and raised the largest amount ever - almost $9,000 in a day! Once we received the funds, we used them to help five patients with leukemia and blood diseases to make the first installments to the bone marrow donor registry located in Germany so that it could start the donor search for them.
I just wanted to share with you a story of one of these five patients. Dima Komarov is 10. Six years ago, he was first diagnosed with leukemia. It was a rare kind that combined features of both lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias. Although Dima responded to chemotherapy and went into remission for several years, the disease returned at the end of last year. He then had to travel to St. Petersburg from the south of Russia to get evaluated for bone marrow transplantation. This is the only city in Russia where bone marrow from unrelated donors is transplanted. We hope Dima will do well. Thank you so much for giving him and others a chance!