Advita Fund USA was founded in October 2007 (tax ID: 26-1300404). We are a sister organization to AdVita fund in St. Petersburg, Russia that began in 2001 by featuring a handful of patients. It now works with seven cancer hospitals in St. Petersburg area and supports hundreds of cancer patients and their families from Russia and the former Soviet Union with daily purchases of medications, medical supplies, lodging and other treatment-related expenses.
Our mission is to help cancer patients get access to the most effective treatments available. We want to make sure that cancer patients’ lives depend not on their income or birthplace, but on the progress of modern medicine. We focus on supporting children and adults undergoing treatment in St. Petersburg, Russia or those traveling for treatment abroad. Some patients require stem cell transplants from foreign bone marrow donor registries. Others, with rare and less-studied types of cancer, have to travel for treatment or participation in clinical trials abroad.
Where the Money Goes
Your donations help to pay for bone marrow donor searches in registries around the world, medical treatment, medications, diagnostic tests and scans, and direct help to affected families. We also serve as advocates for our patients: we help them obtain consultations by world-renowned experts, enroll in clinical trials with emerging medications, develop support network and raise funds for treatment. We are a volunteer-run organization.