On May 20, Dzherelo was pleased to welcome Mrs. Renata Roman, Co-President of the Canadian Children of Chornobyl Fund (Toronto) for a visit to the Centre. Herself a rehabilitation therapist and together with her husband, Mr. Eugene Roman, also a personal benefactor of Dzherelo, Mrs. Roman met with the children, listened to news of recent accomplishments and offered valuable insights and enthusiastic encouragement to both children and staff.
The Canadian Children of Chornobyl Fund has been an important partner of Dzherelo Centre since 1994. Through CCCF the Ukrainian Diaspora of Canada has contributed generously to realizing the construction and operation of the Dzherelo Centre and has supported the growth and development of its rehabilitation and education programs since the very beginning.
In Toronto, CCCF’s “Friends of Dzherelo” support group organizes various charitable events to benefit the children of Dzherelo. Such recent fundraising events took place at St. Sophia, St. Demetrius and Cardinal Josyf Slypyj Ukrainian Catholic Schools in Toronto, where students held dances and other activities to raise money for Dzherelo. One student, deeply moved by a special video presentation created by Friends of Dzherelo, baked 1000 cookies with her mother, decorated them with her friends and sold them at her school for Dzherelo! A big thank you to all!
On May 21, a delegation from the Board and Medical Committee of CCCF, headed by Co-President Dr. Michael Kondracki, participated in the Lviv Opera Benefit Concert for Dzherelo: “For Special Children – with Love”.