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Artsy Affair Highlights Sick Children’s Art to Support Cancer Research and Access to Care

On October 1, 2011 Advita Fund USA will host the 2nd Annual Artsy Affair cocktail party and silent auction to benefit cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and support young cancer patients from Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Houston, TX, September 19, 2011 --( The evening will begin at 6 pm with leading researchers from Texas Children’s Cancer Center telling about their ongoing battle with childhood cancer. The unique challenges facing Russian patients in their fight with cancer will be presented by Advita Fund USA volunteers.

The silent auction will feature touching works of young and talented cancer patients treated at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and in hospitals in St. Petersburg, Russia. Artwork donated by local and international artists, and other complementary items will be offered as well. A featured artist, Lana Redman, is a sophomore at Parsons New School of Design in NYC whose internships included stints at Vogue magazine and with designer Jen Kao.

Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Marina Mizelkova, a classically trained young Russian singer, will entertain guests with live jazz music.

“We are proud to support important research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center,” said Marina Ouano, president of Advita Fund USA. “Our patients’ participation in clinical trials not only gives them a great opportunity to get well, but also helps advance development of new treatments for cancer. The support from our community is critical to the success of our mission to save lives of children with cancer today, as well as eliminate children’s suffering from cancer in the future.”

This year’s event is sponsored by Ambiente Wines, The Bank of River Oaks, Mister Car Wash, Smack Guitars, Pinot’s Palette, Stomping Ground Playland and Skydive Spaceland.

For more information or to reserve tickets visit or call 713-480-2603.

Proceeds from Artsy Affair:

Proceeds raised will support much needed research in finding the cure for neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, and directly support access to care for children and young people with cancer. Neuroblastoma is almost always fatal when it recurs after initial treatment. New treatment methods are urgently needed to find cure for the affected children.

Children and young patients in Russia and the former Soviet Union need improved access to clinical trials for cancer. Such patients can access only 2% of the studies available to the American children fighting cancer. Advita Fund USA helps young people with cancer access clinical trials, including cutting-edge immunotherapy at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service is leading the way in fighting childhood cancer and blood disorders. Our world-renowned hematologists and oncologists are pioneers in many of the standard protocols for treating – and curing – all types of pediatric cancer and blood disorders, from common to extremely rare. Ranked #5 in the US – #1 in Texas – in pediatric cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Advita Fund USA

Advita Fund USA was founded to help improve access to the most effective treatment to cancer patients from Russia and the former Soviet Union. We want to make sure that our patients’ lives depend not on their income or birthplace, but on the progress of modern medicine. Since 2009 we have helped dozens of patients get another chance at beating cancer by helping patients get consultations by the medical experts, enroll into clinical trials and expanded access studies, and receive financial aid to pay for travel, lodging and medications.

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Marina Ouano
Advita Fund USA

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Marina Ouano

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