Rotary Club of Elko Desert Sunrise is contributing funds to support a global grant that helps Ukrainian children with cancer. Our club is partnering with our sister club, the Rotary Club of Cherkasy Ukrainian and other clubs in Ukrainian and Miami Florida. One of the primary objectives of the grant is to purchase infusion equipment that will dispense chemotherapy drugs to children.
 
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The primary partners in this project are the Rotary Club of Cherkasy Ukraine and the Rotary Club of Miami Brickell (Florida).  Four other Rotary Clubs have also contributed funds at this time.  They include:  South Miami (Florida), Elko Desert Sunrise (Nevada) and two in Ukraine - Cherkasy-Centre and Kharkiv Nadiya.  Funds for the project are also being contributed by Rotary Districts 2232 (Ukraine)  6690 (Florida),  and 5190 (Nevada-California) and the Rotary Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The total budget for the project is just over $54,000.  We lack $5,000 to fully fund this grant.
Here is a description of the project (from the Rotary Global Grant).
Give Children Hope for Life! Medical Equipment for the Regional Center of Children Oncology and Hematology in Cherkasy, Ukraine Seeking Partner(s) 
Dr. Olha Paliychuk, M.D., Ph.D., President, Rotary Club of Cherkasy, District2232, Oncologist,
Primary Host (Rotary) Partner and
John Fulton, Jr., Esq., Past President, Rotary Club of Miami-Brickell, District6990, Attorney at Law, Primary International (Rotary) Partner 
In pre-Chernobyl Ukraine, instances of childhood cancer were few and far between. Unfortunately, in our post-Chernobyl society, that is no longer the case. The Regional Center of Children Oncology and Hematology in Cherkasy, Ukraine was opened in May1993 in response to the rapid increase in the number of children being diagnosed with oncologic and related blood diseases in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster. Currently, over 600 children under the age of 18 with tumors and/or suspected blood disease are examined each year in the Cherkasy region alone. The Regional Center of Children Oncology and Hematology sees 250 children with cancer and/or cancer related diseases each year, with 35 to 40 new children being diagnosed with cancer each year. The Center currently has 25 infusion pumps that are well over 10 years old and are no longer reliable enough to assure accurate administration of the aggressive chemotherapy drugs often required to effectively treat children at the Center. The Center also has two syringe pumps manufactured in 2004 and 22 infusion volumetric pumps, most of which were manufactured in 2005. These pumps are no longer reliable enough to assure accurate administration of the aggressive chemotherapy drugs to the children requiring them.  Seeing firsthand the appalling condition of the equipment available to treat children at the Center, Dr. Paliychuk, working with her Rotary Club, initiated a Global Grant to obtain badly needed medical equipment to provide more efficient and effective medical treatment to children suffering from cancer and cancer related diseases. Lack of proper medical equipment prevents physicians at the Center from accurately administering the aggressive chemotherapy drugs required by some treatment protocols, which prevents giving a chance for recovery to a large number of extremely sick children each year. Working with the Rotary Club of Miami-Brickell, Global Grant GG1750546 has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and upon raising a little more than an additional US $5,000 in funding, the Regional Center of Children Oncology and Hematology in Cherkasy, Ukraine will be the recipient of nearly US$55,000 in much needed medical treatment equipment and supplies.
For more information and/or to donate, no amount is too small, please visit:
or email Dr. Olha Paliychuk -oncology@2upost.com and/or John Fulton - jfulton@malloylaw.com (not an agency of or controlled by Rotary International)