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Kyrgyzstan to hold charitable event "Save Mother's Life!"

A charitable event «Save Mother’s Life!» to raise funds for chemotherapy for women with cancer will take place in Kyrgyzstan. «Together Against Cancer» Foundation and «Kurdashym» School of Patients timed it to the Mother’s Day.

As the organizers noted, annually more than 1,000 women in Kyrgyzstan can not get chemotherapy because of financial difficulties, but it is vitally important.

«The foundation receives requests from women to help with the purchase of medicines for chemotherapy. There is no state support, and patients are forced to fully pay for chemotherapy. Therefore, a woman, who has cancer, often sacrifices her life not to leave children without housing, food,» the organizers noted.

They cited statistics: if there is an oncological patient in a family and more than 20 percent of income is spent on treatment, the family faces impoverishment.