Day 302: Advita Fund USA
I am a big supporter of funding supportive services for cancer patients and survivors as well as cancer research and prevention. Almost everyone I know has been affected by cancer, either personally or having a close friend or family member diagnosed with cancer. This is one of the reasons why I feel it is important for me to give to organizations helping cancer patients attain the treatment they need, regardless of age, wealth, or location. It is also why I decided to donate my birthday to LiveSTRONG in memory of those I have lost to cancer. Today’s give goes to Advita Fund USA, a non-profit based in Houston, TX that works to provide the necessary support to cancer patients in Russia.
Advita Fund USA was founded to help improve access to the most effective treatment to cancer patients. They want to make sure that patients’ lives depend not on their income or birthplace, but on the progress of modern medicine.
Advita supports patients who have to travel for treatment abroad due to having high-risk and advanced cancers, or other serious illnesses, and can no longer be offered treatment within Russia.
Advita contributes to the cost of bone marrow donor searches and delivery of transplants. Since Russia lacks its own bone marrow donor registry, patients who need the transplants have to pay over $25,000 for the search for the donor abroad, collection of bone marrow, and delivery of transplant to a hospital in Russia.
Bone marrow transplants can benefit patients who suffer from a range of diseases. The majority of patients seeking this kind of transplant are battling diseases like leukemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma. In addition, patients with immune deficiency disorders, sickle cell, or aplastic anemia have found some relief from the treatment.
Amount Donated: $10
To support Advita Fund USA, please visit: http://www.advitausa.org