Two weeks from now we will again join Little by Little Matching Campaign which will run from April 8th - 12th. During this five-day campaign GlobalGiving will match donations up to $50 at 60% with $50,000 in matching funds and additional $5,000 in bonus prizes! And if you sign up for a recurring donation of up to $200, it will receive 100% match – if you donate for 4 months or more.
This is a great opportunity to increase your impact! Every one-time donation of $50 will turn into $80 worth of patient support. A monthly donation of $200 will grow to $1,000 after 4 months – enough to fund a grant for a family of child with cancer that needs to travel abroad for treatment.
Most of the donations we receive are in the $10-$25 range. Yet, they account for 65% of the total raised! Without contributions from our friends, neighbors, and people from all over the world, we would be far less effective. If we relied only on large donors, we would not be able to sustain our operations all year long.
As we near summer, many of our supporters are planning vacations, family visits, and weekend getaways. During this time, we generally get fewer donations as people’s attention turns inward. A successful campaign will help us get through this “dry spell” and allow us to provide support to patients who need it.
One of these patients is 8-year old Ali from Chechnya. Ali suffers from recurring lymphoma, and he already went through almost all treatments that modern medicine can offer: chemotherapy, surgery, transplant of stem cells from a donor, and therapy with CAR-T cells. Unfortunately, his disease persisted. Ali only had one more option available: treatment with CAR-T cells targeting a different protein, either in the US or China. As this therapy had wait-listed patients in the US, Ali’s family decided to travel to China. Next week he is scheduled to receive the infusion of cells, and his family is anxiously awaiting response.
Thank you for supporting our project and we hope you join our campaign on April 8th!