Thanks to your help, we were able to transfer $2,500 to the bone marrow registry in Germany to help Artur Geroev with paying for the donor search. Artur is 29 years old and suffers from acute myeloid leukemia, a difficult type of leukemia to treat, for which bone marrow transplant is the only chance of cure. Artur has three younger siblings and a mom to support. His father passed away years ago. Without your help, it would have been very difficult for him to raise the money.
Thanks again for your kindness!
On October 19, GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project! There is $100,000 available in matching funds starting at 12:01 am EDT until 11:59pm EDT or until matching funds run out.
In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors!
What is means is that even smallest donation will help us take advantage of this generous offer and stretch your donation to help more cancer patients. Here is why it is important to help: currently, our partner, Advita fund in St. Petersburg, has 29 patients who need help with raising funds for bone marrow donor searches. This is one of the largest charities in Russia. But even for them, it is difficult to foot the bill for all the needy patients. In fact, last year they were able to pay full cost of only 10 bone marrow donor searches. The rest of the money needs to come from community to help the patients fighting leukemia and other serious blood disorders have a chance to live. For certain types of diseases, bone marrow transplants are the only curative option.
Please join us this Wednesday and help us give hope to the cancer patients!
My name is Clinton Misamore. I serve as the Field Program Officer for GlobalGiving. Over the past three months I have been visiting GlobalGiving projects throughout Russia. On June 2nd, 2011, I had the unique opportunity to visit with the Advita Fund country staff. I was also fortunate enough to be given a tour of the medical research and treatment center where Advita Fund works in collaboration with the hospitals doctors and nurses to help treat sick patients.
After speaking with Advita Fund USA as well as their country staff in St. Petersburg, it was clear that the work this organization is engaging in comes from the heart and produces significant deliverables for the cancer victims. In addition to sourcing bone marrow donors, Advita Fund also engages in a range of other high impact activities including but not limited to the following:
- Buying medications for cancer patients
-Donating supplies to the hospitals
-Subsiziing patient treatment not covered by insurance
-Paying accommodation expenses for out-of-town patients
-Altering the mentality of how sick people are perceived
-Passionately improving livelihoods-- one by one
The work that Advita Fund is implementing is of great value. It was an amazing personal experience to find out more about the impact that these bone marrow transplates can have and I was extremely pleased to see just how developed Advita Fund truly is. They are a well established organization and highly regarded within the NGO community in Russia regarding cancer treatment. Thanks again to Marina, Pavel, and everyone else who made this visit possible. GlobalGiving is proud to be in collaboration with such a top notch organization and we look forward to working with you in the years to come.
We've used the money we raised during June's matching donation campaign to help Andrei Arkhireev from Novgorod who urgently needs to find a bone marrow donor. He has been ill with acute myeloid leukemia since July 2010, and transplantation is his only chance to live. Thanks again for your support of cancer patients!
Дорогие друзья,те пожертвования, которые мы собрали в июне, были переведены на поиск донора для Андрея Архиреева. Уже год Андрей проходит лечение от острой миелоидной лейкемии, и пересадка костного мозга - это его единственный шанс выжить. Спасибо Вам за поддержку нуждающихся пациентов!
We are excited to let you know that our partner in Russia, Advita Fund, was recently visited by GlobalGiving.Org Field Officer, Clint Misamore. While there, he was able to meet with the volunteers and management of Advita Fund, as well as visit nearby Raisa Gorbacheva Hematology & Transplantation Institute where the majority of unrelated bone marrow transplants take place, and meet a few young patients. His story and photos will be posted soon in "In The Field" section.
And on Wednesday, June 15th, there will be a great opportunity to support our efforts to help patients undergo life-saving bone marrow transplants! On that day, GlobalGiving.org will be matching all donations at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project while funds last. There will be $75,000 available in matching funds. And there is a $1,000 bonus for the project that raises the most funds and another $1,000 bonus for the project that has the most unique donors! Please help our patients get a chance to live!
В прошлую пятницу, 10 июня, Clint Misamore, представитель GlobalGiving.Org, посетил нашего партнера - фонд АдВита в Петербурге. Клинт смог не только встретиться с волонтерами и руководителями фонда в офисе, но и посетить близлежащий институт Раисы Горбачевой, где и проводятся пересадки костного мозга, и увидеть юных пациентов, ожидающих своей очереди. Его отчет о поездке вскоре будет опубликован в разделе "In The Field".
А в среду, 15 июня, наш проект на сайте GlobalGiving.org сможет получить бонус в 30% на любую сумму пожертвования (до 1000 долларов) для пациентов, нуждающихся в оплате поиска донора костного мозга. GlobalGiving.org выделил 75 тысяч долларов на бонусы, плюс дополнительные суммы в 1000 долларов для проектов, которые наберут наибольшую сумму пожертвований в этот день и получат пожертвования от наибольшего количества участников. Пожалуйста, поддержите наш проект и помогите нашим пациентам получить шанс на жизнь!
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