Installation of the equipment purchased with the funds raised at the “Art for Life” charity auction has been completed at the Center for Pediatric Hepatology. This has been shared on his Facebook page by the President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine Boris Lozhkin.
The fifth “Art for Life” charity auction was held in March 2019.
“When we together with Nadiia Shalomova were establishing a charitable foundation, there were no doubts about its activities. We have chosen to help children, for the sake of their lives and health. In 2015, we started with a simple idea – to combine popularization of contemporary art and charity. We attracted leading artists and sculptors, united the patrons. The idea turned into the “Art for Life” project. A successful project and help in several directions at once – both to the little Ukrainians, whose life became endangered, to the modern creators, and to those who were looking for the ways to realize themselves as philanthropists,” he wrote.
As Lozhkin noted, the project became incredibly important – both for its founders and for the clinics receiving the most advanced equipment. And of course, for the children whose lives can be saved by the joint efforts.
Earlier he informed that as a result of five “Art for Life” charity auctions, they were able to give over equipment worth 35 million UAH to the two pediatric clinics. The recipients were the Illia Yemets Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery and the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, on the basis of which a completely new department for the rehabilitation of premature infants has been built.
“This project has been helping already over four years not only to equip the children's clinics with the latest medical equipment, but also to find new ways for young Ukrainian artists to be creative. The recognized masters at the same time receive additional opportunities for communication with their audience. I’d like to thank once again the artists and patrons, thanks to whom this became possible. All those who have been with us over the four years or have joined the project this year. I am sure that within the “Art for Life” platform we shall together implement many other large-scale charity projects,” emphasized the JCU President.