The Groupama Foundation’s evening 2023!

27 February 2023


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Under the theme of territories, the Groupama Foundation's evening, held on February 24, brought together 755 people and raised €5,000 for the Huntington's Disease Association.

Hosted by Sylvie Le Dilly, President of the Foundation, and Sophie Dancygier, General Delegate, this evening showcased the Foundation’s commitment to territories for over 20 years.

Advancements in research… that’s what the audience discovered through interviews with researchers who, with the support of the Foundation and regional branches, identify new therapeutic targets or improve the diagnosis of rare diseases. Dr. Audrey Grain from the Nantes University Hospital, Dr. Frédéric Michon from the Institute of Neuroscience in Montpellier, and Dr. Denis Vivien from the Blood and Brain Institute in Caen explained the scientific progress made in acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children, aniridia, and cerebral venous thrombosis.

The evening also highlighted the Foundation’s commitment to improving the lives of patients throughout France, such as organizing conferences to raise public awareness of rare diseases or equipping professionals with a rare diseases mental map. The dedication of the 135 elected representatives was particularly praised, as they organized over a hundred walks and solidarity events, raising €412,000 for patient associations dealing with rare diseases!

And the winner of the 2023 Social Innovation Prize goes to… the Imagine Institute, for the adaptation of PEERS in France, a program aimed at improving social relationships among adolescents with rare diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders! Learn more here.

The participants’ involvement allowed for a donation of €5 per participant to the Huntington’s Disease Association! This will help the association raise greater awareness of this neurodegenerative disease. A big thank you to all the participants!