The story of KİTVAK, the Foundation for Establishing and Developing Bone Marrow Transplantation and Oncology Hospital, begun in 1991. In this year , KİT-DER was founded by Prof. Dr. Suat ÇAĞLAYAN to provide moral and material support for children with leukemia and to establish a hospital in future.
In those times, many artistic and cultural events, auctions were organized, the exhibitions with the paintings of children were held, and all the funds raised were used for the health of children in need.
The most important event was the great Fenerbahçe-İzmirspor football match held for the benefit of KİT-DER.
In those years, KİT-DER’s prominent and catchy motto was “It is nice to live with our children!”