Since June 1 we started the charity project “the Way to heart”, initiated by the company WOG. The aim of the campaign is to raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment for heart surgery. In support of the project by the Ukrainian celebrities: Masha Sobko, Uncle George, MamaRika, Timur Miroshnichenko and Anna Zavalska. They encouraged Ukrainians to participate in the social initiative and to help in the treatment of children’s hearts.
The campaign will run from 1 June to 31 August 2017. Everyone can help children suffering from heart diseases, buying charity “heart” – sticker cost 3 UAH. This can be done at any filling station network WOG and WOG CAFE. According to the rules, the money can also be translated through the website ubb.org.ua.
The funds raised will purchase medical equipment for clinics in Volyn region – Starovyzhevsky and Manevichi CRH, for Kherson children’s oblast clinical hospital and the Metropolitan Center of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery.
“We asked the doctors in the hospitals what equipment they need particularly acute. It turned out that we need a system heated for neonatal resuscitation, phototherapy lamp for newborn bilirubinometer, a defibrillator-monitor, Biotest, the operating table for childbirth, daily ECG and patient monitor. All this is of the order of 1 000 000 UAH. We will therefore seek to collect up to the end of the campaign the same amount, to provide cardioclinic everything necessary”, – says Olga Kapustina, Director of marketing for WOG.
“Only in Kherson region, there are in the year 2000 children – patients with heart disease, and the same number of newborns with birth defects, says Maya oleksyuk, Deputy chief Starovyzhevsky CRK. – Unfortunately, in Ukraine is one of the progressive diseases among children. Stand on the side anymore because today, our cardio specialists can heal hundreds of thousands of young patients in just a year. The only thing you need is to provide hospitals with the appropriate equipment. “The road to the heart” is not only an opportunity to help simply and effectively, but also a chance to save the lives of thousands of young Ukrainians.”
“For more than 10 years Company “WOG RETAIL” and the Ukrainian charitable Exchange to assist children with heart disease. During this time, the treatment of young patients received more than 7 million UAH. Despite problems with government funding (because the needs of the cardiac centres for the purchase and repair of equipment can reach from 500 000 UAH or more, and such centers are needed all over Ukraine) in our power to make the doctors of the cardiac centres in critical situations, have at hand everything necessary to save the life of even the heaviest toddlers”, – comments Iryna Gutsal, Director of Ukrainian philanthropic marketplace.
Thanks to the caring and involvement of our clients WOG who bought the charity “hearts” was bought or repaired equipment for children’s cardiac centres or radioactively Kiev, Dnepr, Military, Kovel, Pervomaisk and other cities. During the last promotion WOG “Way to heart” the Ukrainians have bought 346 thousand 936 charity hearts and gathered thus 1 million 40 thousand UAH 808. But thousands of children still awaiting our help.