Office of cancer support foundation burned in Kiev: call for help

Kiev, June 22, 2022

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The Synodal Department of the UOC for Social and Humanitarian Issues on its website has issued a call for support for “Hope and Believe” charitable foundation supporting cancer patients. On the eve of Pentecost, a fire broke out in their office, reports the UOJ.

The Foundation’s chairman Vladislav Kasatkin, that no one was injured in the fire and now the organization is looking for a new office space. But the Foundation doe not have enough money to cover the replacement of furnishings.

The Foundation was founded by parishioners of the Kiev Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian at the National Cancer Institute and has been successfully helping cancer patients from all over Ukraine for 17 years. In 2021, with the help of the fund, 3.2 million hryvnias (109,000 UDS) were collected for sick children.

The Hope and Believe Foundation actively cooperates with the Synodal Social and Humanitarian Department of the UOC.

“Even during the war, the foundation's employees did not stop their work; and the burned–down office is not a hindrance, because the name of the project accurately defines their attitude to life: ‘I hope and believe’,” the Synodal Department of the UOC for Social and Humanitarian Issues emphasized.

The Hope and Believe Foundation works in the field of pediatric and adult oncology, primary immunodeficiency, pediatric ophthalmology and other serious diseases. The members of the foundation are mostly people who have themselves gone through the ordeal of treating their children from cancer, or are volunteers. The Foundation is a member of the Ukrainian Open Association of Volunteers “Live Tomorrow” and a member of the European Association of Cancer Patients ECPC.

More information on the Foundation, including donation information, can be found on their website.


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