"Podari Zhizn" charity foundation, Virtus.pro, RuHub and Russian Esports Federation launch a charity campaign
"Podari Zhizn" charity foundation, Virtus.pro esports club, RuHub studio with the support of the Russian Esports Federation announce a series of charity streams. From May 1st to May 31st during players' Virtus.pro and RuHub's commentators' streams will be able to donate any amount to the "Podari Zhizn" foundation to fight cancer and hematological diseases.
For the campaign, streams will hold:
Roman Resolut1on Fominok
Jami Jame Ali
Aleksandr JAM Korotkov
Evgeniy sleepsomewhile Slipchik
Aleksey PCH3LK1N Pchelkin
Daria Eiritel Morozova
Ekaterina Shergova, Director of the "Podari Zhizn" foundation:
“During the pandemic and the crisis that occurred against its background, many foundations now feel great problems. We are no exception. Most of all, we do not want to be in a position where we have to refuse to help those whose lives can be saved. In this situation, we are especially happy to make new friends. And we are always happy when charity penetrates into all spheres of life and thus becomes something familiar and ordinary.”
Dmitriy Smith, the President of Russian Esports Federation:
"During the coronavirus epidemic, it is very important to remember that other diseases are not going to "go to quarantine", and it is difficult for charitable foundations that help cope with serious diseases. But we are talking, including about guys who are fond of esports. For them, foundations are the last hope for an active life. We are happy to announce this charity event together with our partners and hope that the good trend of cooperation between esports and charitable organizations will be strengthened»
Sergey Glamazda, Virtus.pro General Manager:
"We are happy to participate in this important project. And despite the seriousness of its topic, it is easy to help the foundation's wards. We thank Virtus.pro players and RuHub commentators for their willingness to devote their time to information support of the noble activities of the "Podari Zhizn" foundation and support its wards. We are waiting for you on our streams!".
Anton Oleinik, RuHub General producer:
"This year, the may holidays will be unusual for most of us, we will have to give up trips. We will diversify your and our weekends and help the foundation with the charity event. The "Podari Zhizn" foundation annually helps children and parents to collect huge amounts of money for treatment, which alone is impossible to collect. We will be happy to support the Foundation and will be happy if our audience joins us."
The fundraiser is aimed at helping teenagers with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Chemotherapy allows 90% of boys and girls with this diagnosis to recover. But there are also more complex cases when the standard chemotherapy doesn't help. In 2016, an innovative drug "Adcetris" was registered in Russia, which helps patients with the most complex cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Unfortunately, this is one of the most expensive drugs in the arsenal of hematologists — the average cost of therapy per patient is 2.3 million rubles. But the results of its application are impressive: we have already managed to save many patients, including very young ones, who would have been doomed earlier.
To support the foundation's wards, you just need to connect to the stream of talents or players and make a donation. A link to the foundation's fundraising page and information about donations collected will be shown on the page of each campaign stream. Follow the announcements on social media RuHub and Virtus.pro!
"Podari Zhizn" charity foundation was established on November 26, 2006 by actresses Dina Korzun and Chulpan Khamatova. The foundation helps children with cancer and severe hematological diseases. Among the foundation's tasks:
fundraising for treatment and rehabilitation of children with oncological and hematological diseases;
assistance to cancer and hematology clinics where children and young adults are treated;
attracting public attention to the problems of sick children;
promotion of free blood donation;
providing social and psychological assistance to sick children;
assistance to the work of volunteer groups at children's oncohematological clinics.
Currently, the foundation provides care for about 1 000 children and young adults from 7 federal and city-run clinics located in Moscow and the region, as well as children from more than 40 regional clinics.
Russian Esports Federation is an all-Russian public organization responsible for the development of mass computer sports (esports) in Russia. It was founded in 2000 and is a member of the International computer sports Federation (International Esports Federation). It is engaged in mass competitions (the Russian Esports Championship, the Russian Esports Cup, the all-Russian eSports Student League, the Russian Сyber Football Championship and Cup), training and certification of judges, accreditation of venues, preparation of methodological materials, educational projects, development of clubs and sections. The Federation website https://resf.ru/.