This year, once again, the Ana Rukavina Foundation would like to thank all of the citizens who have helped realize the Foundation’s mission – saving lives. For the seventh year in a row, the “I want life” concert will celebrate the most precious thing – life. The concert will take place on Ban Josip Jelačić Square on Friday, December 21st, starting at 9 PM.
Many famous singers will perform at the concert, including: Jelena Rozga, Nina Badrić, Colonija, Lana Jurčević, Maja Šuput, Neda Ukraden, Franka Batelić, Luka Nižetić, Jasmin Stavros, Pink Studija, Ivan Zak, Giuliano, Goran Karan, Klapa Rišpet, Opća Opasnost and E.T. All those who will not have the opportunity to attend the concert will be able to watch the live broadcast on Nova TV starting at 9 PM.
You can support the work of the Foundation by calling the humanitarian hotline number 060 9000 and therefore donating 6.25 kuna (including VAT). A call center will also be active during the concert. Prominent Croatian public figures will answer the calls made to the hotline number and in that way help raise funds for the further development of the Foundation.
The mission of the Ana Rukavina Foundation is to realize Ana’s dream, and that is to further develop the Croatian Registry of voluntary hematopoietic stem cell donors. By calling the humanitarian hotline number 060 9000 you can help us achieve that goal.
With its “I want life” concert, the Ana Rukavina Foundation wants to remind us once again that each of us carries the “cure” which can save someone’s life, and in order to really do that, it is necessary to join the Registry and become a potential hematopoietic stem cell donor. The Foundation, by encouraging a culture of civic solidarity and promoting philanthropic values, has increased the number of potential donors from the initial 150 to nearly 37,500 citizens today. More than 200 public actions to join the Registry have been organized throughout Croatia, as well as countless other actions which were organized by friends of the Foundation, who in that way helped save lives.
Croatia currently has 30,762 potential hematopoietic stem cell donors registered in the “Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide” world registry, as well as 2,026 cord blood samples. The Croatian Registry has issued 24 transplants, 15 for patients in Croatia and 9 for patients abroad, which means that 24 people have received a new lease on life. The increase in that number is the key motive and “driving force” of the future work of the Ana Rukavina Foundation because, lest we forget, the cure is in us!