WAR IN UKRAINE: help children with cancer

by Tabletochki Charity Foundation
WAR IN UKRAINE: help children with cancer

Dear Donor,

This Sunday lots people around the globe will celebrate a very special Day. On the eve of Mother’s Day, we want to show you examples of impressive bravery. These are stories of those who always need to be strong. These are stories of mothers who had to protect their children both from Russian bombs and cancer.

The mother of a 13-year-old Kyrylo found out about her son’s diagnosis on February 23. The boy was undergoing chemotherapy to the sound of sirens, and during the air alarms, the mother was carrying an exhausted son from the fifth floor into the bomb shelter. And all of this — while being pregnant. 

Mariya’s mother spent two weeks with her sick daughter in the basement of their house in an occupied village near Mariupol. In March family risked heading west in the absence of “green corridors” through Russian checkpoints and occupied territories.

Danylo’s family met the war in Sumy. After the beginning of warfares and shelling, they decided to return to their hometown in the Sumy region, Konotop. The mother learned to do the chemotherapy on her own in the basement of their house to continue her son’s treatment. 

Thanks to the support of donors like you, Kyrylo, Mariya, Danylo, and hundreds of other children have an opportunity to continue their treatment in European hospitals. Despite everything that happened, mothers remain incredibly strong: they don’t give up, believe in victory, and get used to living in a foreign country. 

Please, keep helping children fight cancer. After all, bravery is being together.

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Dear friend,

Thank you for supporting children with cancer in Ukraine at the hardest time of war. Your help gives hope to children, their parents, the foundation team and all of Ukraine.


For ten years, Tabletochki Foundation, together with partners, donors, doctors, and volunteers, has been developing the field of pediatric oncology in Ukraine. On February 24, russia destroyed many achievements of this decade.

We will rebuild everything, and children will have the best treatment in Ukrainian oncology centers.

We are doing everything we can to save children from russian bombs and help their families during the war.

Now, our priority is urgent humanitarian aid. Here is what the foundation managed to do in three weeks of the abrupt russian invasion and what we continue to do every day:

  • In partnership with St. Jude Global, Western Ukrainian Specialized Children's Medical Center in Lviv, Polish Herosi Foundation, the Polish government, and Ukrainian and international partners, we have organized the evacuation of more than 260 children with cancer, accompanied by their parents.

Some of these children will receive further treatment in Polish hospitals, while others will be sent to oncology centers in other countries (Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Canada).

Cancer cannot be paused during wartime, and the continuity of treatment for children with cancer is a matter of life.

  • Tabletochki provides psychological support to families in evacuation and those who remain in Ukraine. Our team of psychologists works every day.
  • The foundation provides financial support to healthcare professionals who work overtime.
  • We also provide financial assistance to families who remain home and need medicines, medical consumables, hygiene products, etc.
  • In the first days of the war, even before the evacuation of children, Tabletochki provided the biggest Ukrainian Children's Hospital Okhmatdyt and the Kyiv Regional Oncology Center with food, medicine, and medical consumables.

The foundation's psychologist and hospital clowns also visited the Okhmatdyt Hospital’s bomb shelters. They supported families and even celebrated children's birthdays. Some stayed all weekend and lived in the hospital for several days.

The strong support of the foundation's partners, volunteers, and philanthropists like you made all this possible.

Our vision and goal are that no child in Ukraine should die of cancer. And we have no doubts that it will be fulfilled in peaceful Ukraine.


With your help, children receive the necessary strength to fight cancer. Please continue supporting children with cancer in Ukraine. Together to victory!

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Tabletochki Charity Foundation

Location: Kyiv - Ukraine
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Project Leader:
Olga Mazur
Kyiv, Ukraine
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