French Musician Didier Marouani To Paint With Russian Child Cancer Patients In Voronezh

French Musician Didier Marouani to Paint With Russian Child Cancer Patients in Voronezh

French composer and musician Didier Marouani will paint with young cancer patients in the Russian city of Voronezh on Saturday during a stop on his 11-city tour of the country to mark the 40th anniversary of his electronic music band Space

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) French composer and musician Didier Marouani will paint with young cancer patients in the Russian city of Voronezh on Saturday during a stop on his 11-city tour of the country to mark the 40th anniversary of his electronic music band Space.

Together with Russia's Unity charity project artists, Marouani will paint his dream on a carton rocket with children who are receiving treatment in the oncology department of the Regional Clinical Hospital of Voronezh.

Didier actively supports Unity, which holds space-related art therapy classes for pediatric oncology patients in hospitals across the world, among other numerous activities for people battling the disease.

"I was invited to support this wonderful project last year by the Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is a good friend of mine," Marouani told Sputnik.

"From the very beginning I absolutely loved Unity's activities, and I am very happy to paint with the kids on the rocket while I am in Voronezh."

Unity's President Alena Kuzmenko told Sputnik that the main goal of such activities is to help child cancer patients feel better mentally, physically and spiritually during their treatment.

"We are very thankful to the cosmonauts and Didier Marouani for supporting our project, which helps to raise awareness of the international community about the issues surrounding childhood cancer, and unite people around this problem," Kuzmenko said.

Together with the Space for Art Foundation (USA), Unity developed the international Spacesuit Art Project, an art therapy initiative which has allowed children around the world to decorate attire for astronauts at the International Space Station.

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