Ksenia is a 12-year old from Russia who had recently arrived to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to continue her treatment. She was diagnosed with an extremely rare type of sarcoma - only a few hundred patients have been reported with this disease in the last 20 years. In Russia, just a handful of patients were diagnosed previously and none of them survived. By contrast, MD Anderson sees patients like Ksenia just about every week, and the center designed special treatment methods just for this diagnosis.
Ksenia's family and friends raised funds for treatment, but still need help with paying for lodging. Please support Ksenia in her fight with cancer!
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.
Jun 11, 2012
Support Cancer Patients on June 13th!
By Marina Ouano - Project Leader
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.