The Gift of Life foundation is the London-based sister organisation of the Podari Zhizn foundation – one of Russia’s largest charity foundations, dedicated to helping as many as 2,000 children suffering from cancer each year. Podari Zhizn foundation offers hope and practical care to children and young adults whose families cannot afford treatment for cancer. Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, Podari Zhizn saves the lives of dozens of children through the provision of vital medicine and treatment, while providing support for children and young adults – Russian citizens resident in Russia or the CIS – up to the age of 25.
The Gift of Life foundation commenced its operations in the UK in 2011. It conducts fundraising activities in the UK and other European countries. One of the foundation’s main objectives is to raise funds for Erwinase, a drug manufactured and sold in the UK, and to make it available to Russian patients. Each year Erwinase is needed by nearly 60 Russian children suffering from leukaemia.