Donations, raised in the UK and across the globe go towards funding international programs pursued jointly by Gift of Life and our sister charity Podari Zhizn in Russia. Foreign Medicines has always been the grand spending for the charity, with 74% of the funds allocated to purchasing cutting-edge anticancer medications in 2015-2016. As part of our commitment to financial transparency we regularly report on our performance and expenditures.
FACTS AND FIGURES
GIFT OF LIFE NEWS
WHERE YOUR GIFT GOES
HELP A CHILD TO BEAT THE ODDS
Cancer is curable.
With your support, we can give more children a better chance to overcome the disease and recover to live life to the fullest.
Donate now and see our little patients leaving hospitals with confidence and smile. Thank you!
OUR FACEBOOK FEED
In just three weeks, on 9 May M.ART foundation will present ‘An Unknown Friend’, a theatrical performance with Ksenia Rappoport (spoken word) and Polina Osetinskaya (piano) at Kings Place. The showcase will be followed by the Gift of Life charity reception with the artists, kindly supported by Savills Россия.
Limited tickets available: http://buytickets.at/giftoflife/159791
Based on Ivan Bunin's short story, inspired by the writer's correspondence to an admirer in Dublin, the performance brings the best in Russian classical literature and music to the audience in London. You can expect to hear pieces from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Fauré, alongside contemporary Russian composers Anton Batagov and Pavel Karmanov. What a magnificent musical programme! For a sneak peek, watch the trailer ⬇️ All proceeds from the charity tickets with the artists’ reception will benefit children in the Gift of Life’s care 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIMON! Gift of Life Chair of the Board of Trustee Simon Jennings celebrates his birthday today 🌟
All of us at the charity have been enjoying working with Simon for many years. Without his support and contribution to our great cause, we could not manage to help hundreds of children beat cancer. We wish Simon lots of happiness and many exciting journeys this year, and may this day be an extraordinary one to recall. С ДНЕМ РОЖДЕНИЯ!
Your donation to Gift of Life will be the best present to Simon. Donate on Facebook and make a difference today. ... See MoreSee Less
Last year, the Dmitry Rogachev Haematology Centre carried out its thousandth bone marrow transplant. This is a colossal number that represents lives saved, the work of countless people and millions of rubles donated by our supporters.
But even though bone marrow transplants have been performed for decades, they still seem strange and frightening to many people. To dispel these fears, and show you how patients undergo these operations, recover and live the rest of their lives, our sister foundation Podari Zhizn has launched the Blood Family project, dedicated to bone marrow transplantation.
Gift of Life is delighted to share these success stories with you and introduce you to the children who overcame this challenge and are now living happy lives. Look out for updates on our website and on social media!
Фонд Подари жизнь ... See MoreSee Less
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DINA! Dina Korzun, our Patron and co-founder, celebrates her birthday. We cannot thank Dina enough for her contribution to the charity. For many years Dina has been helping Gift of Life to promote the humanitarian ideas and raise funds for the kids with cancer in Russia. We send our best regards and wish Dina and her family lots of happiness and joy. May the most exciting wishes come true 💚 С ДНЕМ РОЖДЕНИЯ!
Your donation to Gift of Life will be the best present to Dina. Donate on Facebook and make a difference today! ... See MoreSee Less
Put it in your diary - Kaleidotour at the British Museum this Sunday at 1pm ☺️
Kaleidotour, a volunteer fundraising activity arranged by our supporter Igor Selivanov, is а true link between the past, the present, and the future. It opens the doors of the British Museum and gives an insight into Ancient Egypt with its pharaohs, mummies, pyramids, cultural peculiarities and a glorious history of rise and fall.
Being an educational project for kids and adults, it also helps our charity to raise money for children with cancer in Russian clinics. Thanks to Igor and his supporters, Kaleidotour has raised over £1260 for Gift of Life so far. A suggested donation is £20, and all details of the Sunday tour are available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/133088534203772/?ti=icl
Kaleidos Igor Selivanov
Picture by the British Museum ... See MoreSee Less
Support Gift of Life and keep stress at bay
April is Stress Awareness Month. It takes place every year since it first launched in 1992. Why is it so important? Because constant or extreme stress is very bad for you. If left unchecked, stress can cause seriously damaging conditions and life-threatening health issues as high blood pressure, heart disease and chronic pains to name some.
Although there is no scientific proof that stress can cause cancer directly, specialists from Cancer Research UK claim that “stressful situations can sometimes encourage less healthy choices, such as smoking, overeating or heavy drinking. We know that these activities can lead to cancer, so in this way, stress could indirectly increase your cancer risk.”
To put yourself at lower risks you should maintain a healthy lifestyle, not be afraid to talk about your feelings, dedicate sufficient time to relaxing and simply do what makes you happy as much as possible. Helping others and supporting charities really makes a difference through improving your self-esteem and giving you a sense of belonging. So, if you do something to minimise your stress this month, consider helping a charity. ... See MoreSee Less
It's Friday night, and you must be looking forward to the weekend 😊 Our patients in Russa don't really have proper weekends out of hospitals as their cancer treatments cannot be interrupted. To show them your support, please follow Gift of Life and share it with your friends. We are so close to 2500 likes and follows. Help us to grow and cure more children of cancer today. ... See MoreSee Less