Mavjuda is a 59-year-old woman who lives in Tajikistan. In 2016 she was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Tajikistan is the poorest country in the former Soviet Union and its residents are unable to access most of the modern medications within its borders. For this reason, Mavjuda requested our help several times over the years. Our support allowed her to purchase prescribed medications abroad and continue her treatment. Thanks to this project, she was able to continue maintenance therapy with letrozole, a potent anti-cancer drug, and stay in remission.
Your donations make these kinds of miracles possible. Typically, donations of up to $50 make up 85% of total donations we receive. Small gifts are our foundation that helps us withstand any adverse conditions, and we are truly gratefu to each and every one of our supporters.
We would like to invite you to take part in Little by Little Campaign that returns on Monday, April 3rd! This campaign celebrates the power of small donations. A 50% match on any donation of $50 or less will be given during that week, until Friday, April 7th. In addition, all new recurring donors will get an additional 100% match on their initial donation to be received after four monthly payments!
We really hope you take this opportunity to support more cancer patients like Mavjuda. Mark your calendars and support us again the week of April 3rd! Thank you!
We have been recently asked by our partner charity in Russia, Advita Fund, to help them buy Foscavir, a medication used to treat viral infections. It is an important drug for immunosuppressed cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplants or high-dose chemotherapy that inhibits patients' immune system. In this vulnerable state, they are more likely to pick up viral or bacterial infections, which can quickly become lethal.
Foscavir is not available in Russia. The cancer hospitals there rely on charities to bring the medication to the patients from abroad. The hospitals have to have this medication on hand, because it has to be administered within days, or sometimes hours, to get infection under control. In the past, we have helped Advita fund with paying for this medication and making it available for emergency use. We are hoping to raise sufficient funds to afford paying for this critically important drug and will greatly appreciate your support!
Since our last report, we were able to support two women who needed medications to treat cancer. One of them is a 61-year old Manana from a small town of Khobi, Georgia. Manana suffers from advanced melanoma and needs immunotherapy to have a chance to survive. Georgian healthcare does not cover the cost of the medication, which is unaffordable for Manana who lives on a fixed income.
Gulnara is 65. She lives in Tajikistan and was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. After surgery and chemo, she was prescribed long-term therapy with hormonal drugs to prevent recurrence of cancer. This medication is unavailable in Tajikistan and has to be purchased abroad.
Thanks to your help, we were able to support these women even though they live in remote areas with limited healthcare options. If you would like to help more patients access lifesaving medications, please join us on July 20th during GlobalGiving Bonus day. On this day, the bonus funds of $400,000 will be allocated as follows:
30% match on donations from $100 - $499 (while funds remain)
40% match on donations from $500 - $749 (while funds remain)
50% match on donations from $750 - $1,000 (while funds remain)
If you are able to support us, please do so early, as soon as the contest starts at 9 am ET on Wednesday, July 20th. If you sign up for a recurring donation, you will also receive a 100% match on the recurring donation amount (after 4 monthly donations). Thanks again for your support for this project and for doing what you can to save lives.
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