«Universalna» financed the «Race for the Sake of Children»2006-04-12
OJSC Insurance Company «Universalna» has joined the organization of a charitable 41-day Marathon race through the territory of Ukraine with the purpose of collecting funds for the needs of municipal and regional maternity hospitals in Lviv region. From April 11 till May 21, 2006, the volunteers, whose way will lie through 7 regions of Ukraine, are going to collect charitable contributions from the public and enterprises. The project, initiated by Ukrainian students and supported by «Universalna», has started in Luhansk city. Further, its way will lie through Kharkiv, Poltava, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Volyn, and Lviv regions. The event is also supported by the US Department of State.
Since year 2004 about 10,650 babies are born in 4 municipal and regional hospitals of Lviv. Among them 12% are born with the help of surgical intervention (cesarean section). 8% of babies are born prematurely, and only one third of them survive according to statistics. The equipment in Lviv clinics is old and does not meet the modern hygiene requirements. The renovation of technical basis will allow essential improving of the situation. The event is expected to raise 503 768 UAH, and provide municipal and regional maternity hospitals with vitally important equipment.