"IF YOU COULD DONATE
AMERICAN MEDICAL CARE
TO CHANGE A CHILD'S LIFE,
WOULD YOU?
There are countless children in the world that need help...

And many charities created to help them. 

We want to call your attention to an American charity that you may not have heard of. One that you can be part of today.

One that helps children, whose rare, often deadly diseases, don’t make headlines in the news. 

Children who have been abandoned by their government, by their health care system and by other charities. 
CHILDREN WHO ARE DYING AT UNPRECEDENTED RATES...
Children who desperately need your help today.

Critical congenital heart defects, just one of many rare diseases, kills at least 12 of these forgotten children every day. 

That’s 4,385 children dying unnecessarily every year

That's like the Titanic sinking..
Two times... Every year.

These are children that you can help save.

If these children had been operated on as infants, as they are in America, they would be leading normal, healthy lives.

But they were born in another part of the world. 

Their desperate parents watch as they slowly die. All the while hoping and praying for a miracle. Today you have a chance to be that miracle. To be the answer to their prayers.

This little-known charity is called the Russian American Children's Foundation "RACF" for short and...
RACF'S STORY IS YOUR STORY...
It’s the story of generous, compassionate, hard-working Americans... 

Who have the courage to set politics, prejudices, and stereotypes aside... 

To help create a miracle for a child...

Who has no one else to turn to.

Americans who believe in America’s promise that...

"All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” 

Rights that are universal the world over.

Americans who believe that...

Children shouldn’t have to die because of where they are born.


Mark Twain once wrote that... 

“The two most important days in your life are... the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

For you, that day could be today... 

The day you help save a Russian child.

Because without you what happens to the child who cannot exercise his or her rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…”

Do we let them die?

Do we just log out...?
BUT ISN'T THIS RUSSIA'S PROBLEM?

It is, but the sad part is even if children with rare diseases becomes their number 1 problem tomorrow…

There is no solution in Russia.

Doctors know little about it. Russian hospitals don’t have the advanced technology required to help these children. Medical authorities refuse to acknowledge they're incapable of treating them. A mother asked the chief medical officer at a hospital in Russia what can be done about her son’s rare heart condition? The chief replied, “try again for a healthy child.”

Today, your donation can help be the solution for these children.

Children like Max, who lost his left eye to cancer in Russia… and saved his right eye from cancer in America.

If not for people like you, Max would be blind.

You can help Max stay cancer free by supporting his follow-up visits and medical exams at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
BUT WHY DON'T RICH RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS HELP?
When was the last time you heard someone ask…

“How much has Bill Gates done for children with eye cancer?”

“Why doesn’t Jeff Bezos pay for this child’s cancer treatment at St. Jude’s?”
In reality, business leaders and ordinary Russian citizens donate billions of dollars to charities in Russia including to charities that send children with rare diseases to America for medical treatment

Bloomberg News reports that between January 2010 and December 2012 fifteen Russian billionaires gave a total of $1.64 billion to philanthropic causes.

One of Russia’s largest charities, the Russian Assistance Fund, works closely with RACF. They have raised over $8,000,000 to help send 53 children to America for medical treatment.

BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF WORTHY CAUSES RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA...

Yes, there are! That’s why when you support RACF you are supporting American doctors, American hospitals, and groundbreaking American medical care.

In fact, that is RACF’s PROMISE – all donations to RACF will be spent exclusively in the United States of America. 

Since 2012, generous donors to RACF have supported Russian children treated at top rated American hospitals including...
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
The California Ear Institute
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago... 
Among many other leading centers of excellence in America. 
Donors to RACF have also helped provide funds to Ronald McDonald Houses across America, to offer a home away from home for families of sick Russian children.

YOUR DONATION TO RACF HAS DOUBLE THE IMPACT
  • ​By helping a Russian child get medical care in the U.S. you're supporting the pioneering work of American doctors.
  • ​You help save a Russian child AND support an American hospital.
  • You help save a Russian child AND support Ronald McDonald House.
BUT I'VE NEVER HEARD OF RACF 

St. Jude is a popular children’s charity. But have you ever heard of "ALSAC?" 

It stands for the “American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities...” 
 
Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1957 to be the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude.

ALSAC is responsible for raising 75% of the funds necessary to operate St. Jude Hospital.
LIKE ST. JUDE AND "ALSAC," RACF IS A PUBLIC CHARITY...
Registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and with the State of New York, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Social Justice, Charities Bureau.  
RACF’S GUIDESTAR PROFILE


RACF has a public profile on GuideStaran information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies, open to everyone.

In 2019, RACF has earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. Its highest level of recognition...

For voluntarily sharing important information with the public so that potential donors can find in-depth financial information about RACF.
YOU’RE READING THESE WORDS FOR A REASON
When an innocent child has no one else to turn to and needs help… 

Generous, compassionate, fair-minded Americans have the courage to take action to change that child’s life.

You have a choice today… a life-changing one. Today, you can help create a miracle for a child who has no one else to turn to, but you.

Today you can make a real difference. A difference whose ripple effect can be long lasting and bring about a more positive world.

CAN MY GIFT REALLY HELP?
We’ve all heard the cliché that “every dollar makes a difference.” And it does. Every dollar is a priceless gift that shows a child in need that you care about them. 

Families will be grateful to you for your help. Every dollar makes them feel that…

They are not alone. Because now they know you care. Your gift creates a snowball effect and something magical happens as it takes on speed.

EVERY DOLLAR...
Creates a miracle for a child. One of your dollars may even be the last dollar needed to give a child life-saving American medical care.
SO WHY DONATE?
Because your donation allows...

A mother and child to board an Airbus 330 international jetliner filled with new found hope for the future.

They get nurturing. A warm blanket. And a little extra tender loving care from the flight attendants.

The family is exhausted, overwhelmed, frightened as they land in America for the first time. They’re a long way from home...in a completely foreign country... facing major, life changing surgery.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials give clearance for RACF volunteers to greet the mother and child as they come off of the plane.

Seeing that someone they can trust is there as they step off the plane...

Gives them an immediate sense of relief and comfortTears of gratitude well up in their eyes knowing that they are not alone.

They get...
  • ​Escorted through passport control.
  • ​Help getting their baggage off the carousel.
  •  A trusted friend walking side by side with them through customs.
  •  Someone who speaks their language.
  •  To take their first steps on American soil.
  •  A car waiting to pick them up that brings them to a comfortable, warm, welcoming home to stay in.
  •  Friendly staff at Ronald McDonald House to greet them and check them in.
  •  A comfy bed and lay their head on a soft pillow to rest after the longest journey of their life.
  •  Homemade breakfast and lunch prepared by volunteers. 
  •  Delicious donated dinners prepared by award winning local restaurants.
  •  The best doctors and nursing staff to treat their child’s condition. 
  •  All their medications, lab tests, medical exams, anesthesia, and medical expenses paid for.
  •  The complete surgery and medical care necessary to treat their child’s condition.  
JUST LOOK AT ALL YOU ARE DOING FOR THIS CHILD...
A child who had no hopeA child who faced a life of disabilityA child whose disease could rob them of their life before kindergarten.

Look at the care they are getting and, most importantly... 

They are being cured of their condition so they can go on to a live a full, complete life. 

This trip, thanks to your donation, will not only be an experience they'll never forget...

But your kindness is something they will carry in their hearts for the rest of their lives. And you get to walk away knowing that you helped save their life.


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