Kurazh Bazar Friends Edition (July 21-22) - monthly Kiev festival with a flea market for 360 sellers, an inclusive children's area, a restaurant food court and entertainment for everyone, dedicated to the theme of the favorite series of several generations of "Friends."
CF "Zaporuka"03022, Київ, вул. Васильківська, 30
Zaporuka Foundation has been supporting since 2008 families of children with cancer hospitalized at the National Institute of Cancer, at the Pediatric Department of the Romodanov Institute of Neurosurgery and at the Department of Hematology and Intensive Chemotherapy of the Western Ukrainian Pediatric Specialized Medical Center in Lviv. Zaporuka has organized and continue funding psychological service for the patients of these hospitals as well as rehabilitation service and has opened the Center Dacha providing accommodation for children affected by cancer. The Foundation has awards for contribution to the development of medicine and Philanthropist of the Year 2010.
On July 29 at 11:00 the CEO of Gres Todorchuk Yaroslav Gres and creative director Alexander Todorchuk will hold a 5-hour communication intensive.
Location: FEDORIV Hub, Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya, 5.
The admission fee is 500 UAH. All the money we receive immediately go to the charitable foundation "Pledge." Therefore, to "purchase" a ticket, make on this page a donation of 500 or 2500 UAH.
My name is Olga Modina. I am a journalist. After 2 weeks, on July 14th, I will celebrate my 28th birthday. This is the age when you still believe in magic and you can become a magician for somebody.
To treat cancer is long, difficult and expensive. This is well known to children with severe forms of cancer, who stop at the Dacha center in the city between chemotherapy courses. Here they live free of charge due to the indifferent and for young health fighters, and their families such help is very important.
For three years Ania has been fighting against a serious disease – rhabdomyosarcoma of the foot with metastases in the brain. Each disease is unique but Ania’s case is the first in Ukraine. Only a few patients with a similar diagnosis are registered in the world, that’s why a treatment protocol just doesn’t exist. In the Turkish clinic, Aniuta was treated with the newest device Truebeam and the Ukrainian doctors started individual chemotherapy scheme. Seven cycles produced a positive result but the therapy cannot be interrupted. Eight more vials of the drug Avastin for the total amount of more than 60 000 UAH are required.
In the fifth month, the doctors urged little Bohdan’s mother to stop pregnancy. "I felt my son with every cell of my body, and I would never have done such a thing." Bohdan was born with a cyst of the brain which caused hydrocephalus. In three months of his life, the boy and his mom have never been at home at all. Now he needs a very expensive therapy and a surgery for which his parents have no more money.
Mariia always loved to play with children, helped her mother with her younger sister. She began to dream about her future, about becoming a mother herself. And suddenly she got horrible news – a malignant tumor affected her female organs. Neuroblastoma at the age of 17 is a very complicated disease. She had to take an academic vacation and to fight for her life.
Nazar loved so much to socialize with his friends. Now every day he gets more and more reserved. He doesn’t leave his apartment for almost eight months because he is very ashamed of his illness, of his weakness. The guy was always active, engaged in some Greco-Roman wrestling but now has to undergo chemotherapy. He has to but he cannot. He needs the drug Methotrexate which is not available in the department. The bill is almost 29 000 UAH. Nazar’s dad died in a car accident and his mom who is now alone cannot afford such an amount.
Medical science aimed at cancer treatment doesn’t stay still. New medicines and therapies appear. The targeted therapy with the use of the drug Athenitor belongs to such innovations. This therapy is aimed at molecular changes in the cancer cell. And it is a lifeline for Yaroslav. Now Yaroslav is undergoing treatment for the fifth month, his condition is improving. There is a great hope for recovery!
On the question about her dreams, Nastia doesn’t talk about a new cool gadget or a fashionable dress but immediately replies: "I want a dog, a golden labrador! But we do not even own a house, and I am having a surgery..." She is such a little girl and at the same time, she is such an adult. She has a brain tumor that needs to be urgently operated on. But her parents do not have enough money to buy the necessary medications and supplies.