Sam Sokolinsky via Crowdrise
November 04, 2010
BENEFITING: ADVITA FUND USA
EVENT DATE: Nov 11, 2010
To honor the great poet, writer and Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph Brodsky on the 70th anniversary of his birthday in May 2010, Pink Giraffe publishing house in Moscow released the book Ballad of a Little Tugboat. The book was designed and illustrated by an acclaimed artist Ekaterina Margolis together with young cancer patients. The publication became truly an international endeavor. Vivid drawings by dozens of Russian children – sometimes their last – decorated the entire book; Ekaterina Margolis in Italy made the layout of the book, illustrations and wrote an afterword; heirs of Joseph Brodsky in the US relinquished the copyright on the poem; Pink Giraffe and News publishing houses in Russia contributed paper and printed 10,000 copies of the book. Everyone involved in this exceptional project contributed their time and efforts for free. Only a limited number of copies of this unique book will be offered for sale during the event.
The event is organized by Advita Fund USA in collaboration with Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund and is supported by three major media sponsors: Argumenty I Fakty (international edition), the largest and most popular Russian weekly abroad, NTV America, the premier Russian-language channel for Russian audiences in the United States, and Novoye Russkoe Slovo, the oldest Russian-language newspaper in the USA.
The art made by our special guest Ekaterina Margolis, featuring Venice, Joseph Brodsky’s much-loved city, will be on display along with works made by talented young cancer patients.
The money raised during the event will be used for financial assistance for the cancer patients from Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Advita Fund USA is a non-profit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.