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AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS AND YPs LEND A HELPING HAND TO THE CHILDREN WITH LEUKEMIA IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Two youth structures of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, AGBU Young Professionals Yerevan team and the AGBU Yerevan Scouts, in partnership with “Grant Life” Foundation, organized a series of fundraising events to help children with leukaemia in the Republic of Armenia. The events aimed not only at raising public awareness about this disease, but also at purchasing a centrifuge machine. A leukaemia-diagnosed child cannot survive without blood transfusion, which is an obligatory therapy for haematological diseases, otherwise a patient dies within 2-3 months.

The first event entitled “Children helping children” took place on March 29 at the “La Bouchon” restaurant in Yerevan, where an exhibition and sale of works of the Gyumri Nansen orphanage children and “Sevada” art studio students was organized. All the invited guests and ordinary bypassers had the opportunity to get acquainted with the works of these talented children and, by buying any of them, have their humble contribution in helping children with leukaemia. The works were displayed in the restaurant until April 3. The second fundraiser took place at “Giza” club in Yerevan on April 3 with the participation of AGBU Yerevan Scout Council member and winner of the “Hai Superstar-4” pan-Armenian project of Shant TV Raffi Ohanyan.

AGBU President Berge Setrakian, AGBU Council of Trustees member Karnig Yacoubian, AGBU Central Board member Vasken Yacoubian, Armenian-American writer Margaret Aje-mian-Ahnert, who were in Yerevan during this time, also participated in the event. Both events raised 3,026,000 AMD, which was doubled by anonymous AGBU donors. The total sum of 6,052,000 AMD will be used to buy essential medical equipment for the “Grant Life” Foundation. The organizers of the events extend their gratitude to all the participants and donors for assisting this initiative.

 

 

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