At a press conference held today at the City Committee of SDP Zagreb, the director of the Foundation was handed a check in the amount of 13,150 kuna which was raised during the action “Buy Ana Rukavina’s Favorite Flower”.
On Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the initiative of SDFŽ GO Zagreb, for the first time an action was held to sell tulips, the favorite flower of Ana Rukavina. All of the proceeds from this action were donated to the Ana Rukavina Foundation in order to support HLA tissue typing of blood samples from potential voluntary bone marrow and stem cell donors.
The women in Zagreb, who raised 13,150 kuna, were also joined by their fellow Forum colleagues in Bjelovar, Varaždin, Županja, Kutina, Slavonski Brod and Opatija.
The Foundation’s director, Marija Rukavina, thanked the women of the Social Democratic Women’s Forum of SDP for their past and present actions, as well as for their support of the Foundation’s work. She also thanked all of the citizens who bought the tulips and in this way enabled the tissue typing of 13 new potential stem cell donors.