Posted by Nataliya Semez on November 17, 2010
Following a popular new trend to reach people on the city streets, from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, and Penza – cancer survivors, caregivers, nurses and physicians joined together and collected almost 600 tributes!
Volunteers in Moscow collaborated with the charitable organization called Nastenka at their “Season’s Festival” by handing out tribute cards and explaining the importance of signing the World Cancer Declaration. The “Brave Sparrow” pictured on the tribute cards were “flying” all over the festival – everyone wanted to know more about the declaration and enthusiastically shared their message with cancer survivors!
St. Petersburg’s AdVITA invited our MaxStation, Alexandra to visit the Children’s Regional Hospital where she brought hats donated by volunteers in the US as part of our With Love in Every Stitch knitting project.
In the City of Irkutsk our volunteers were met with typically frosty weather. It was snowing and raining at the same time and the wind was strong! But not strong enough to break the campaign spirit! For four hours volunteers and members of “Sodeystvie” approached people on their main streets to invite them share a special message with brave cancer warriors. From Irkutsk’s event alone we received more than 300 tributes!
In the town of Penza, for the first time, cancer survivors and caregivers participated in the campaign with their key message: Cancer is not a disease anyone should fight alone. They are now part of our Maximize Life campaign and the global network of patient groups!
Thanks to all the groups for transforming the streets of Russia into an arena for cancer awareness!