Metallica Helps Build Romania's First Children's Hospital

August 20, 2019

Metallica has donated 250,000 Euros (about $279,000 US) to a Romanian association building the country's first children's hospital.

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The donation to the nonprofit organization Daruieste Viata ("Give Life") was announced just prior to the band's sold out concert in Bucharest.

"The donation made by Metallica has a special meaning to our project. On one hand, their music inspires and touches so many Romanians, and at the same time so many Romanians are inspired by and contribute to the establishing of the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania, in order to give children with cancer a chance to live," said Carmen Uscatu, President of Daruieste Viata Association.

"On the other hand, the contribution of Mastercard, that pledged a sponsorhip worth €1,000,000 to #NoiFacemUnSpital initiative, has been a real drive in inspiring a legend like Metallica to contribute to our cause as well. We are grateful to all who make this project possible."

Like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the US, the Romanian pediatric hospital will also be funded exclusively by donors.

The estimated date of launch is set for the end of 2020.

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