Gala benefits children's hospital of St. Petersburg

Aleksandra Efimova at Children's Hospital gala Aleksandra Efimova at Children's Hospital gala

The welfare of children has always been an important cause to me, so I was especially grateful to be able to travel to Moscow earlier this month to attend a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of St. Petersburg.

Every year, the hospital holds a spectacular Winter Ball to raise much-needed funds for the organization. This year, the elegant ball was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow, and featured many prominent Russian businessmen, politicians and celebrities including TV host Andrei Malakhov, GQ Russia Editor-in-Chief Nikolai Uskov, Princess Maria-Anna Golitsyna, Mrs. Globe 2011 Alisa Krylova, Italy's ambassador to Russia Antonio Zanardi and more.

The event featured dinner and dancing, and of course very fashionable outfits!

At the end of the night, the organization had raised more than $1 million Euros ― enough money to run the hospital for an entire year.

I was so proud to be able to support the Children’s Hospital, which does so much good for so many children in Russia and is located in my birthplace. My wish is that the hospital continues to help children for many years to come!