Raisa Gorbachev Foundation
Raisa Gorbachev Foundation is a non-profit organization set up in 2006 in Britain by Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Lebedev.
The programs developed and funded by the Foundation aim to provide free up-to-date life-saving treatment to young cancer patients and support to their parents.
To raise funds for better treatment of children suffering from cancer, the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation since 2006 has hosted annual charity galas joined by the members of Britain's high society, world-known performers and actors. Among its sponsors and donors are transnational corporations, world-known companies and mass media including Audi, De Beers, Baltchug Kempinski, Bentley, Sberbank, Tatler, Versace, Yves Saint-Laurent.
In 2006-2010 the galas, attended by Mikhail Gorbachev and his family, raised funds amounting to over $ 13 000 000. The funds raised by the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, were spent to purchase a unique medical equipment for Raisa Gorbachev Center for Children’s Hematology and Marrow Transplantation in St. Petersburg and Moscow’s Research Center for Children Cancer and Hematology.
Part of the funds raised at the charity events are passed to Marie Curie Cancer Care, a Raisa Gorbachev Foundation’s partner since 2007.