The goal of this year's festival is to raise funds to equip one of Kherson's hospitals with basic diagnostic tools.
The Kherson Region used to be a flourishing center in southern Ukraine.
During the Russian invasion, it was robbed and ravaged by the Russian military.
After the liberation by Ukrainian forces in November 2022, it became evident that a majority of valuable equipment was either destroyed or stolen from many hospitals. Efforts by the Ukrainian government and volunteer forces to restore the region faced a major hurdle after the entire area flooded as a result of the destruction of the Kakhovka Power Plant by its occupiers on June 6, 2023. This act of terrorism left the region without vital infrastructure and medical equipment.
Kherson is still is one of the most shelled cities of Ukraine and is in dire need of basic medical life support.