Support for the campaign had “Arkady Novikov Group», Ginza Project, a network of multi-service stations BP, Messenger Bank, Bank “Petrocommerce” VTB 24, Alfa Bank, MTC and many other banks and companies.
“Cancer remains the number one cause of death and, despite its prevalence, it remains an under-researched disease. By joining forces, together with the movement “Together against cancer,” we got closer to our common goal – victory over cancer. MasterCard sends 34 million rubles of its own means of propulsion “Together Against Cancer” on translational research in oncology. We thank all the partners who have joined our initiative, and, of course, all cardholders who supported the campaign – says Ilya Riaby, head of MasterCard in Russia, Armenia and Belarus.
Funds from MasterCard will be donated to research funded by the “Together against cancer.” Half of the amount will be sent to the organization TRIO (Translational Research in Oncology, Translational research in oncology) and will be used for building strong research teams in cancer clinics in Russia and training for innovative research trials, particularly in the field of breast cancer. Thanks to these efforts will be achieved an important goal – to get on the ground independent team of scientists who are competent to participate in other studies for the benefit of science, its medical facilities and, most importantly – patients. The second half of the sum will be directed to study abroad.
“We are pleased that our program was launched in Russia is supported by MasterCard. The movement “Together Against Cancer” is designed to accelerate innovative research in the field of cancer treatment that will make the reality of the rapid application of new treatments and save lives now – says Rusty Robertson, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. – We are focused on transparency and the highest standards in matters of finance and are confident that we can help a large number of patients. ”
“We are grateful to MasterCard for the opportunity to participate in this campaign – the head of the Directorate for work with private clients of Citibank Michael Berner. – At the Citi Foundation has its priorities related to education of young people and increase the financial literacy of the population, however, is the undoubted importance of community efforts made in the fight against cancer. We will continue to support such initiatives in the future. “