ETV telethon to raise money for ‘The Gift of Life’
This year, Estonian Television’s annual holiday telethon Jõulutunnel (‘Christmas Tunnel’) will be lending a helping hand to cancer patients and joining forces with the cancer treatment foundation ‘The Gift of Life’.
By the end of 2020, the foundation will have ‘supported’ the Estonian government with almost a million euros
This year, the foundation is running at a deficit of 150,000 euros - which is almost equal to how much the government has profited from us!
Fortunately there is a cancer treatment foundation
Every day the foundation receives at least one new application for assistance; some days several. Over the last week the number of people receiving assistance from the foundation has grown significantly.
Young mother: "Thanks to donations to the Gift of Life, I can make unforgettable memories with my children"
We have been supporting 38-year-old Mari, who lives just outside of Tallinn, in her battle with stomach cancer since the beginning of January
Covid-19 crisis impacts on donations to foundation
In March, the ‘Gift of Life’ cancer treatment foundation received around 30 percent less in donations than in the same month last year. A particularly sharp drop occurred in the middle of the month, immediately after the state of emergency was declared in Estonia to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
More than 3 million euros contributed to health of Estonian people by Cancer Treatment Foundation in 2019
According to initial figures, a record amount of 2.8 million euros was raised by the ‘Gift of Life’ Cancer Treatment Foundation in 2019.
Companies, don't give out useless gifts this Christmas – do something life-saving instead!
A big appeal to all companies – the best Christmas gift is a donation that will give someone hope and extra days of life.
In September, the Cancer Treatment Foundation ended up 100,000 euros in deficit, yet help was given to everyone in need
For the Cancer Treatment Foundation’s Gift of Life, September was a month of records in terms of help needed. This was also reflected in numbers: the foundation supported the treatment of 29 new patients and continued funding dozens of ongoing treatments.
Cancer treatment foundation contributed 652,000 euros to Estonians' health this summer: someone gets help everyday
Cancer treatment foundation Gift of Life has had a remarkably eventful and emotional summer. The foundation council decided to contribute to the treatment of 80 Estonians throughout June, July and August, paying for over 652,000 euros worth of treatment costs.