Our sports charity project, DataHeart, aims to attract more people to fitness and raise money for children with heart defects so they can have life-saving operations.
Why we created DataHeart
Almost 5,000 children require heart surgery annually in Ukraine. Timely surgery helps save the lives of children in 99% of cases. In about 90% of cases, infants regain a healthy heart and can lead a full life: doing sports, art and other favorite activities. But unfortunately, not every family in Ukraine has the financial means to fund such operations. As a socially responsible company, Datagroup strives to help change the lives of Ukrainians for the better. That’s why, on our employees’ initiative, we created a sports charity project to help raise funds for children’s surgeries. The goal? To demonstrate that doing sports can improve not only your own health but also the lives of those in need.
How it works
Datagroup employees who want to get involved can join the project in two ways:
- do sports and record their training in the system; for each training session registered, the company donates to charity
- help financially by donating an amount to charity
Since the beginning of 2019, we’ve already funded heart surgery for 9 children. Our first child was 7-month-old Mariia Haidash, who was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. On May 22, she had successful surgery to establish a cardiac implant (occluder). The other children were Yarynka Stehura (2 years), Snizhana Pancheva (6 years), Bohdan Ustymenko (3 years) and Nadiia Skupeiko (9 years), Nastiia Pryhodiuk (13 years), Dasha Moiseenko (3 years), Liza Vysotska (7 years), Anastasyia Lazarchyk (15 years). We’re currently raising funds for an operation 10-year-old Artem Klyuchnik from the village of Zhabche, Khmelnytsky region.
Everyone who wants to help can get involved
We’re inviting all companies in Ukraine to join the DataHeart project. Your employees can register workouts in the system and donate to young patients. The partner company will receive a report, and can transfer additional funds to the project.
If you’re the owner or head of a company and want to join the project, get in touch by email.
If you’re an employee, tell your manager about this initiative and get in touch by email. We’re happy to discuss partnership with your company.
Who do we help
The newest child in the ward is 7-year-old Liza Vysotska from Cherkasy. Her parents didn’t even suspect that their daughter might have health problems until a medical examination at school, when doctors found a congenital heart defect of the atrial septum. This diagnosis was confirmed by the Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery. Now little Liza needs an endovascular operation to establish a cardiac implant (occluder), which costs UAH 99,831. This figure is insurmountable for the girl's family. The father works as a builder and the mother works part-time because she looks after her daughter. Together, we can give Liza a healthy and happy future.
Let’s keep training and help other kids get healthy – because sport is for life!