About us

Kiev Charitable Organization Childhood Cancer Foundation “Krab” - was founded by parents whose children were treated at the Childhood Cancer Department of the National Cancer Institute. Children from all overUkraineundergo the course of medical treatment here.

The goal of the Foundation is that to provide multisided support to the Children’s Department of the National Cancer Institute, doctors, patients and their families as well as informing the public about childhood cancer. During our children’s treatment we literally “lived” at this Department and personally faced all nuances of treatment. For the sake of our children’s commemoration we long to relieve burdens of those who are fighting with this problem now. The Foundation regularly conducts actions to improve living conditions at the Department, provides individual support to families, publishes childhood cancer related materials for parents, as well as renders assistance to doctors by purchasing required materials and equipment.

Since 2008 the Foundation has been a member of International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (CCI).

Since 2011 the Foundation has been a collective member of “Ukrainian Palliative and Hospice Care League”. 

In July 2012 the Foundation was included in the Public Council at the Ministry for Health of Ukraine in the Commission on Philanthropy in the field of health care.

In March 2013 the Foundation was given the Special Award in the National Contest “Charitable Ukraine” for “Development of Philanthropy inUkraine”.  

Foundation Founders:

Lavrenyuk Larisa Nikolayevna /DOB 05.03.1971/, higher pedagogical education, a son /YOB 1993/. May 2003-March 2005 – stayed with her younger son at the Children’s Department of the National Cancer Institute. On May’9 2005 the boy died at the age of 3 years and 10 months. In June 2005 she organized the parent support/assistance group at the Children’s Department. Metropolitan Vladimir awarded her with the order of Rev.Nestor the Chronicler. By the Federation of Women for Peace in the World Larisa was awarded as “Woman of the year 2010” in the nomination “Woman – Public Figure”. At the Olympic Flame relay race during London-2012 Olympics she was as a torch-holder from the Samsung Company.  

Levashova Alina Valentinovna /DOB 27.06.1967/, higher economic education, 1 son /YOB 2000/. August 2004-September 2005 – stayed with her older daughter at the Children’s Department of the National Cancer Institute. On February 2006 the girl died at the age of 15 years old.

Foundation Volunteers:

Matsyuk Mary, Ivano-Frankivsk region., Parent.
Prilipko Vyacheslav, Zhitomir, gen. Director PP ROC "TRC" Ether. "
Lapteva Olga, a journalist.
Anton Laptev, technical support.
Natalya Chizh translations.
Solovyova (Kravets) Victoria, translations.
Tatyana Ustinova, ambassador Fund.
Zubina Rimma, actress, ambassador Fund.
Vitovskaya Irma, actress, ambassador Fund.
Oksana Boyko, the donor base, curator group VKontakte.
Evgenya Novikova, the project "StudKrab" multstudiya "Ravlyk."
Maksaeva Lesya, the artist, the project "Art Studio".
Olkhovik Mila, the artist, the project "Art Studio".
Lakiychuk Natalia, artist, creative activities.
Irina Zinchenko, the artist, the project "Art Studio".
Ruslan Melnik, technical support.
Mandrik Olena, research advisor.
Kulikov Andrey, translations.
Shupilo Vick, a musical project.
Zbanko Vladimir, coach "Krab" on mini-football.
Dubitskaya Tatiana, a psychologist, a right hemisphere drawing.
Svetlana Marchenko, a psychologist, creative activities.
Hluvnyk Catherine, psychologist, creative activities.
Lukas Olga, creative activities.
Berestovskaya Alina, project "Letters of the Angel".
Irina Kirichenko, creative activities.
Marina Dmitrenko, creative pursuits.
Tsybulskaya Olga, the project "Circulotherapy"

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