Attendees at the launch ceremony. [cctf.cn]
The Summer Fund, run by the China Children and Teenagers' Foundation (CCTF), established the Leukemia Cure Center at Beijing Aerospace General Hospital on April 27, to provide financial and medical help for children with leukemia nationwide.
According to the representatives, China diagnoses 40,000 new leukemia patients every year and 40 percent of those are children between two and seven years old.
Zhu Xisheng, secretary-general of CCTF stated that the Summer Foundation will boost the public welfare project to provide treatment for poor children with leukemia, and help them deal with costly medical fees.
At the event, businesswoman Wang Hairong pledged to donate 3 million yuan (U.S.$ 460,000) in three years. The foundation will also appeal to the public for more donations, said officials.
Fang Shili, general-accountant at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, from the Beijing Aerospace General Hospital, said that the medical staff will provide the best treatments for children to fight against leukemia.
In order to maintain the professional and effectiveness of the project, the foundation invited Zhen Huyong, chief of the Hematology Department at Beijing Children's Hospital, to lead the treatment process. Officials also stated that they will publicize the treatment fees and make full use of the donations to improve the therapeutic effects.
Officials maintained that they hope more people will join the project to help those children from leukemia to recover.
Zhu Xisheng, secretary-general of the China Children and Teenagers' Foundation, speaks at the ceremony. [cctf.cn]
Zhu Xisheng (left) awards Wang Hairong (right), supporter of the Summer Foundation, a certificate of donation. [cctf.cn]
(Source: CCTF/ Translated and edited by Women of China)
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