On The World Cancer Day, our project received an award from the Association of cancer patients called "Zdravstvuy" (Russian for "Get Well") and the Association of Parents. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, the prize for winning one of the main nominations: "Best charity projects, which give hope and belief in miracles" was granted to Oksana Gaydash, the coordinator of the Games who works with the project's partners .
She states that the Winners Game - is not only a sports event but also a living proof that children cancer is curable!
"We are honored to receive this prize from the patients - people for whom we originally created these Games "- Oksana said.
Another award was given to the project "My Zhivem Na Etoi Zemle" (Russian for "We live on this Earth") in which volunteers teach children to take photographs.
The prize was given to Yuri Khramov the creator and coordinator of the photo project, a volunteer of "Podari Zhizn" (Russian for "Gift of Life") fund, well known to our members for the "Photogang" project at the Winners Games.
"Gift of Life" fund was declared the best Children Charity Foundation for their assistance and support of children with oncological and hematological diseases.
The "Gift of Life" Board of Trustees member, the actor Arthur Smolyaninov and his mother Mary were granted "Best Volunteer" awards for their long term work and assistance in the organization of creative exhibitions for the fund's wards.
Everyone was pleased to see representatives of the "Svyatoe Belogorie Protiv Detskogo Raka" ("Holy Belogorie against children cancer") fund on the stage.
This fund is the organizer of one of the regional stages of the Games.
The representatives of the fund were awarded the "My Budem Zhyt'" ("We Will Live") prize in the "Best psychological assistance program" nomination.
In the most touching nomination "Mother's Heart" three mothers who lost their children were awarded for finding strength to help others.
Maria Goleva works in the Moscow non-profit organization of parents whose children have neuroblastoma.
Elena Petrova from Tomsk started "Alena Petrova's children charity fund" after the loss of her daughter Alena. Natalia Kupriyanova devoted herself to organizing an
Interregional charity festival-action "Music of kind hearts" in Orel , after her five year old son passed away.
Petukhova Lisa's record of recovery was recognized as the "Best Patient's story". Receiving loud applause, Lisa performed a song on the stage of the Kremlin Palace.
The annual prize "My Budem Zhyt'" ("We will live") is granted to the best oncologists, volunteers and non-profits, voted by more than 20,000 cancer patients from all over Russia.