My name is Alexander Charny. I am the owner of a group of companies involved in the supply of cardiosurgical and general medical equipment to Russia and CIS countries.
At the end of 2001 my wife Irina was diagnosed with a serious oncological disease.
I well remember our life "before" and "after" the diagnosis. In an instant everything turned from color and cheerful around us into black and white. There was a feeling that from a bright sunny meadow we entered a cold dark cellar without light and air. But in this period of my life I suddenly saw around myself a lot of wonderful and bright people who showed sympathy and care ... In this period it is very important to know that you have friends, that there are many good people who are ready to help or just say a kind word of support. Over the next 7 years, we all fought together with Irina's disease in clinics in Germany, Spain and Israel.
Unfortunately, despite our efforts, in June 2008, at the age of 33, Irina was gone. It was then that I began to understand that, in such a situation, there could be any person, any family. The main thing at such moments is that people do not stand alone with their misfortune. Today, medicine is rapidly developing and even such a terrible diagnosis as cancer can be defeated if there are forces, a will and people ready to be there. I decided to help people who were in similar situation, and in April 2012 established the Charitable Foundation for Assistance to Children with Oncological Diseases "INVOLVEMENT".
Why children? Because children are most vulnerable and helpless. I know there are many good people around who are ready to respond and take personal part in overcoming this misfortune.
Thank you to everyone who is not indifferent.
With infinite respect
to you and your kindness and participation,