Ruslana for the children

by Stella Floras 118 views

On 20th November, 2004 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Ruslana, together with Peter Maffay, the German musician and father of the �Encounters. Alliance For Children� project, presented the Neonatology Unit of OHMADYT Regional Children's Hospital in L'viv with a resuscitator, that will help doctors save lives of new born children with internal defects.

The funds for the purchase of the resuscitator come from Chernobyl 2006 – Children of Spring, the Ukrainian part of the Encounters. Alliance For Children. It aims to help children suffering from the late effects of the Chernobyl disaster and who have little chance of surviving without specialist help.

Ruslana, supported by the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko has embraced the project which involves artists from all five continents. It aims to use the common language of music to support charity programs all over the world. Fourteen artists from twelve countries get actively involved in their homeland and record an album for the cause together with Peter Maffay. Ruslana has rearranged her previous hit Svitanok and recorded it with Peter, in Ukrainan, for the purpose. The funds gathered by the artists will be granted to hospitals in their respectiveparticipating countries for the purchase of medical equipment.

During the Press Conference, Ruslana addressed the Ukrainian public and asked them to support such initiatives. To read more about the project, click here.

Click here to purchase the English versions of Ruslana's Wild Dances album.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.