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The Ukraine 3000 Fund Sums Up the Results of the Children’s Hospital of the Future All-Ukrainian Telethon and the Start of the Fundraising Campaign for the Hospital Construction

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December 26, 2006, at noon, a press conference was held at the UNIAN Press Center, summarizing the results of the Children’s Hospital of the Future All-Ukrainian Telethon and the start of the fundraising campaign for the hospital construction.

Head of the Supervisory Board of the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Fund Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko, Advisor to the Head of the Supervisory Board Andriy Myroshnichenko,  Head of the Fund’s Board of Director Oleksandr Maksymchuk, and Head of the Fund’s Press Service Maryna Antonova were present at the press conference.

In her speech Mrs. Yushchenko thanked all mass media, in part Ukrainian television channels, for helping to make the creation and construction of the Children’s Hospital of the Future a nationwide project. She also said that the Children’s Hospital of the Future All-Ukrainian Telethon had beaten many records in terms of the number of participating television channels, the number of spectators, and the amount of funds raised, including those collected through the 353 mobile number.

Mrs. Yushchenko presented major results of the start of the fundraising campaign. From November 1 till December 16, 1.5 million hryvnias had been collected through the 353 mobile number, with another 2,700,000 hryvnias raised during the telethon. As of December 25, 2006, 2,700,000 hryvnias had been raised through the 353 mobile number. The fundraising action on the 353 mobile number is still active.

In general, by the end of the Children’s Hospital of the Future All-Ukrainian Telethon 242,954,000 hryvnias had been raised, Mrs. Yushchenko said. This includes the funds already transferred to the Children’s Hospital of the Future account along with the donations declared in course of the telethon. As of December 25, 2006, the eclared and collected donations amounted to 250,228,000 hryvnias.

Mrs. Yushchenko also said that the fundraising campaign had just began, and expressed her hope that many other humanitarians would join it both at the construction stage and when the hospital starts functioning. “The telethon has helped us with another important mission, renewing the trust to charity. I am proud of the Ukrainians’ response to our project. This action has demonstrated that we truly are Europeans,” she said.

Ms. Antonova recalled that the Children’s Hospital of the Future project had been supported in various forms by 15 television channels. Since November 1, 2006, the Children’s Hospital of the Future trailer had been aired 3,745 times. Ms. Antonova said that the 353 mobile number and Children’s Hospital of the Future All-Ukrainian Telethon trailers had been broadcasted by all television channels free of charge.

The telethon was broadcasted live by Ukraine’s National Television Company along with ICTV, Tonis, 24, M1, K1, and Fifth Channel. Part of the time it was also on the air at the Ukrayina Television and Radio Company, New Channel, TET, and 1+1 channels. The NTKU, K1, NTN, and 24 channels broadcasted the telethon in full, without commercial breaks. In general, by the GfK data, the telethon was watched by around 8.5 million people.

Mr. Maksymchuk spoke about the future hospital’s structure and construction plans. He said that the Children’s Hospital of the Future would consist of a hospital with 250 beds, consultative and diagnosing unit, radiology unit, boarding house, dormitory for medical personnel, service complex, park zone with playgrounds, visitors parking area, ambulance entrance zone, and helicopter landing ground.

Mr. Maksymchuk described in more detail the structure of the Children’s Hospital of the Future’s in-patient department. Its bed capacity is 250, of which:

  • Perinathal Unit– 60 beds
  • Oncohematology Unit  – 70 beds
  • Oncology Unit – 40 beds
  • Surgery Unit – 30 beds
  • Pediatrics Unit – 30 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit– 20 beds.

Andriy Myroshnichenko enlarged upon the Fund’s further plans regarding the implementation of the project to create and construct the Children’s Hospital of the Future. “We are extremely happy with the response this project has met in the Ukrainians’ hearts,” Mr. Myroshnichenko said. He also told the audience about the new publicity campaign to be launched in 2007 through exterior media, television, and the Internet. Besides, Mr. Myroshnichenko said that the Fund was planning to start a big fundraising campaign abroad.

In Mr. Myroshnichenko’s words, in February 2007 an open contest for the position of the director of the Children’s Hospital of the Future will begin, with design ratification stage to begin in April 2007. The Ukraine 3000 Fund is also conducting negotiations with the National Television Company of Ukraine on creating a weekly program dedicated to the creation and construction of the Children’s Hospital of the Future.

As it has been said earlier, the Children’s Hospital of the Future All-Ukrainian Telethon was held December 17, 2006, from 1:00 till 5:00 p.m. Kyiv time. In its course, the project to create and construct the Children’s Hospital of the Future was presented to the Ukrainian public, and the promotional tour of Ukraine’s oblast centers was summarized. The promotional tour continued from September 29 till December 14, 2006, with representatives of the Ukraine 3000 Fund’s representatives presenting the Children’s Hospital of the Future to all Ukraine’s oblasts.

More detailed information on the Children’s Hospital of the Future project can be found at its website at likarnya.org.ua. The amount of the funds raised and the complete list of donators are being renewed on daily basis.


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