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Best Moments of Day 4

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Winter Olympics in Sochi have started. It is believed that the Olympics preparation has costed nearly $50 Billion U.S. Dollars. However, Russian healthcare system still lacks the infrastructure to treat various types of cancer. The country still does not have Bone Marrow Registry; thus, causing patients to seek donors overseas.

Advita Fund USA is raising money during the Winter Olympics to help those who are in need.

Join us on Crowdrise, spread the word, or donate any amount if you could.

http://www.crowdrise.com/sochi2014olympics

In a meantime, check out our Olympics Photo blog with some great pictures from the Olympics.

http://russianolympics.tumblr.com/

Thank you for your support!

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Today is Regional Bonus Day. All Donations are matched. Please donate any amount to help Cancer patients find Bone Marrow Donors. Matching funds are running out fast. Thanks!

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/bone-marrow-donor-searches/

You can also contribute by sending a Text “GIVE 6066” to 80088 to donate $10 to Help Cancer Patients Find Bone Marrow Donors! 

Funds are running out fast. Any amount donated will go a long way to give us a chance to receive a $1,000 bonus from GlobalGiving. We are currently at #2 on the list.

Thank you for your support!

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Hello Friends,

We are now in 2nd place in Global Giving Fundraiser Campaign that ends on September 30th, and we are very proud of our supporters. 

However, although we raised more funds than other projects, we have a few incomplete fundraisers (where less than 10 people donated), and it stops us from getting to the 1st place. If you would like to help, please support this fundraiser. You donation will help many children and adults with cancer to have a chance at receiving a Bone Marrow Transplant.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/bone-marrow-donor-searches/

Thank you!

Best wishes!

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RYOT is donating $200,000 to amazing charities and throwing in 10 all-access VIP tickets to see Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder & Kings of Leon live in Central Park, NYC on September 28th.

ADVITA FUND USA is part of the challenge and we are inviting you to participate to help children with cancer and gain awareness and recognition.

Please visit us at Advita RYOT Challenge

LET’S #STARTARYOT

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Our organization met all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability by Better Business Bureau (BBB). 

Check out our profile on BBB website.

Visit us at www.advitausa.org for more information on our patients and how you can get involved.

Thank you for all your support!

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Please Support @advitausa to help children with cancer by Tweeting Below!

We-Care.com will donate $.10 for every #MillionDimes tweet!

Step 1. Follow @WeCare
Step 2. Include in your tweet: @WeCare #MillionDimes @advitausa
Step 3. Tweet up to 5X a day

Each tweet brings us $0.10, for the total of up to $1000! Learn more here: http://advitausa.we-care.com/milliondimes

Thank you for your support!

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Chase is donating $5 million to local charities across the country - but we can’t do it without your help!

Advita Fund USA is currently at #8 spot thanks to the online community. We have close to 20,000 votes so far, but we need more in order to stay in the top 10 for a $100,000 grant. Please take a minute of your time to cast your vote and share the page with others. Together we can make a difference and help patients with cancer in countries where treatment is not available.

Voting ends tonight at 11:59 PM EST.

Thank you for your support.

Follow this link to cast your vote:

https://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charity/view/ein/26-1300404?ref=ce76d17bfc

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Chase is donating $5 million to local charities across the country - but we can’t do it without your help!

Advita Fund USA is currently at #13 spot thanks to the online community. We have over 6200 votes so far, but we need more in order to qualify for a $100,000 grant. Please take a minute of your time to cast your vote and share the page with others. Together we can make a difference and help patients with cancer in countries where treatment is not available.

Thank you for your support.

Follow this link to cast your vote:

https://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charity/view/ein/26-1300404?ref=ce76d17bfc

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We’re donating $5 million to local charities across the country–but we can’t do it without your help!

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Please vote for Advita Fund USA on GlobalGiving.

Source: globalgiving.org via Sam on Pinterest

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Our organization has a chance to become a leader and be featured on GreatNonprofits.org, which will bring more awareness and help our patients with cancer get money for treatment and other medical-related expenses.

Please write a review or donate to help those who really need our help.

Thank you!

Advita Volunteers.

http://greatnonprofits.org/organizations/view/advita-fund-usa

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Dear Supporter,

On June 13th our project will get a rare opportunity to receive a 50% bonus to all donations less than $1,000.  As a “Superstar” project we are eligible for the highest bonus match Global Giving is offering.  We are very excited by this opportunity!  Summer is traditionally a slow fundraising season, but our patients need help urgently.  This is why we ask for your support once again. 

Your donations will be used to help patients like a 23-year old Lenura.  She is a young architect from St. Petersburg, fluent in English and Finnish.  When she was 14, she was diagnosed with leukemia for the first time.  Lenura was treated successfully and was in remission for long 9 years.  Shockingly, she had a relapse in fall of 2011.  She now needs bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated donor to have a chance to live. 

Please help us help patients like Lenura.  The bonus will be added to all donations (maximum $1000 per donor) starting with 12:01 am EDT (8:01 am Moscow time).  Matching will last until the bonus fund of $75,000 runs out, or at 11:59 pm EDT. 

Thank you!

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/bone-marrow-donor-searches/

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Source: globalgiving.org

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MONDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) — Children with the most common type of leukemia now have a dramatically better chance of survival, a new study shows.

The researchers found five-year survival rates among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) increased from about 84 percent to 90 percent from 1990 to 2005. Surviving for five years is considered a cure because so few deaths occur past that timeframe.

"We’re talking about a disease that was incurable 50 years ago," said study author Dr. Stephen Hunger. "Now we see a 90 percent cure rate. That’s pretty remarkable."

The study is published in the March 12 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Hunger, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said the clinical trials have helped doctors refine their use and dosage of drugs, resulting in greater survival rates. For example, one type of corticosteroid was found to be more effective than another drug in the same class, he said.

ALL is a rare blood or bone-marrow cancer, but it still is the most common form of childhood leukemia. Between 2,800 and 3,000 new cases are diagnosed every year in the United States, Hunger said.

Leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, occurs when the body produces too many abnormal white blood cells, resulting in harm to the immune system and symptoms such as bruising, frequent infections and diarrhea. The acute form progresses quickly if not treated with chemotherapy.

The cause of ALL is not known, but risk factors include having a sibling with leukemia or having had chemotherapy or radiation treatment for some other condition.

The study, done at the University of Colorado, found that the increased survival rate held for all racial and ethnic groups, both sexes, and for all age groups except infants younger than 1 year old. Survival rates improved as the study proceeded.

Death rates fell between 30 percent and 50 percent during the study period, except for among infants, according to the research. Infant survival rates stayed about the same because improvements in drug usage were offset by more deaths from infections and side effects, the study found.

More than 21,000 children with ALL — more than half of all cases in the United States — from age 0 to 22, were included in the research. Participants came from the Children’s Oncology Group clinical trials funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Another expert noted that the study shows just how much progress has been made.

"It’s amazing, really, that even not knowing why the disease occurs, we can do so well at curing it," said Dr. Arlene Redner, associate chief of oncology in the division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem-cell transplantation at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

The study is also important because it shows that effective treatment is widely available, Redner said.

"One of the important things about this study is that it shows that children anywhere in the United States can get this therapy," she said. "It’s not just at national treatment centers, but also at small centers."

The future for children with leukemia continues to brighten, Hunger said.

"It’s fantastic that now 90 percent of patients can expect to be cured," he said. "However, if your child is part of the 10 percent that isn’t cured, it is small consolation."

Efforts now need to focus on that 10 percent, he said, adding: “The goal is to cure everyone.”

SOURCES: Stephen Hunger, M.D., professor, pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical School, Aurora; Arlene Redner, M.D., associate chief, oncology, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; March 12, 2012, Journal of Clinical Oncology

Source: nlm.nih.gov

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Sergey M. 39, Moscow Region, Russia.

I have been sick with Hodgkins lymphoma since 1997. I have gone through chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cells transplantation. I have had 2 relapses. After the third relapse, doctors in Russia told me that there was no more hope for remission in my case and suggested palliative treatment. Only very advanced, cutting-edge (and also very expensive) treatment abroad could be helpful in my case. 

I have found out about the Advita Fund from another patient who by then had received a very substantial help from this fund. I contacted Advita and also got my lucky chance. I received a very advanced treatment in USA, which would be absolutely impossible without financial and information support form Advita. if you could help Advita financially, then this fund would able to support even more patients who need help.


Elena, 41, Togliatti, Samara Region, Russia. 

In 2008. I was diagnosed with breast cancer with metastases to the lungs. 
I took 5 lines of chemotherapy (1st 7 courses, 2nd 6 courses, 3rd 6 courses, 4th 6 courses, 5th 12 courses). A neighbor in the ward gave me the address of Marina Quano and
I asked her for help. Throughout the year, with her assistants Marina is actively engaged in my problem. She picks me for possible clinical studies, consults with doctors from other countries on the treatment strategy and the required additional tests, reports on new developments in medical oncology by means of articles from technical journals, providing psychological support without ignoring any one of my letter or request, always timely and accurate answers to questions.

I want to thank all the members of your organization and especially Marina Quano for skilled and efficient work, for the assistance needed by many cancer patients and myself. Thank you very much. I wish your organization’s future development and prosperity. Sincerely, Elena.

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Source: greatnonprofits.org

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Advita Fund USA helps Cancer Patients in Russia and former Soviet Union republics get access to best treatments by assisting with accessing doctors in countries like United States, Germany, Italy, and many others. Many patients got another chance at LIFE by receiving the treatment that they would not be able to get in their home countries.

Help us raise money this Mother’s Day for all the Moms who have been diagnosed with Cancer. Their only chance for survival is getting treatment outside of their home country. By supporting Advita Fund USA this Father’s Day, we are not only giving them a chance to live, but also allowing their children to live a happy life with their Moms. More information on Advita Fund USA can be found on www.advitausa.org

Thank you for your support!



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