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    Providing Critical Support to Patients and their Families


    With the help of people just like you, the Icla da Silva Foundation has been saving lives for 29 years. We support patients with emotional, logistical, and financial assistance during their bone marrow transplant and treatment.

    Your fundraising will support the ICLA CARES Critical Fund Program. The program provides urgent financial aid to blood cancer and sickle cell patients who meet certain eligibility guidelines. This program helps fund a number of out-of-pocket costs associated with a bone marrow transplant that are not covered by medical insurance.

    The Foundation was established in 1992, in memory of a 13-year-old Brazilian girl named Icla da Silva. After fighting leukemia for two years, Icla passed away in New York City, where she came hoping to get her life-saving treatment: a bone marrow transplant. A matching donor was never found.

    Icla's parting wish was to help others.

    By fundraising on our behalf, you will help us support more patients, and save more lives.

    The Icla da Silva Foundation is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest amount allowed by tax law.

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