(Teleborsa) – The numbers as a concrete sign of a commitment that grows and is renewed year after year: over 7.8 million euros are the result of the 2022 funding of BNL BNP Paribas and the Group companies in Italy in favor of the Telethon Foundation, for scientific research on rare genetic diseases. The figure is 7% higher than that achieved last year.
The announcement came in live on Rai 1 by a representation of colleagues from BNL BNP Paribas, in the presence of Alessandro Betti, Telethon Fundraising Manager.
Tuscany, Piedmont, Campania, Veneto, Puglia, Friuli Venezia Giulia are just some of the regions that have distinguished themselves the most in donations this year, followed by all the others in a competition of national solidarity which however sees all winners.
Amounts to around 330 million euros the total in the 31-year partnership between BNL BNP Paribas and the Telethon Foundation, one of the major fund raising initiatives in Europe. So far 2,804 research projects and the activity of 1,676 researchers have been supported; 2 gene therapies approved, 137 patients treated and 6 clinical studies in progress.
Andrea Munari, President of BNLand Elena Goitini, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and Head of the BNP Paribas Group in Italy, they thank the customers – individuals and businesses – the stakeholders, the partners, the 17,000 collaborators and all those who, with generosity, have made this new success possible in terms of collection and dedication. Telethon Foundation and BNL BNP Paribas have been walking together for years guided by mutual trust in science as an engine of evolution and knowledge, in the awareness that research is a common good on which to focus and invest, creating a system.
“Research is a commitment that speaks in the plural” is the claim that the Bank has chosen this year in line with a corporate vision which aims, in its activities, to generate a positive, sustainable and inclusive impact, for the well-being of people, the protection of the environment and a better future , especially for the new generations. In 2021 alone, the women and men of BNL BNP Paribas donated over 27,000 hours of volunteer work to the Telethon cause. And the figure is on the rise, underlining how widespread and shared this commitment is.
This year, moreover, we have returned to organizing events in solidarity with the public at dozens of BNL BNP Paribas agencies in the area, extraordinarily open today until 6 pm to welcome those who wish to make their donation. Tonight, in collaboration with the Bank, the Petruzzelli Theater in Bari will participate in the collection for Telethon with the General Rehearsal of La Traviata. On the other hand, the traditional Udine Relay, which enlivened the city centre, has just ended with its usual success.
Yes you can donate to Telethon all year round, by bank transfer for private individuals to current account no. 9500 in the name of the Telethon Foundation IBAN IT82J0100503215000000009500, for businesses on the c/c n.11100, also in the name of the Telethon Foundation, IBAN IT55L0100503215000000011100, or by credit card on the bnl.it website. It is also possible to contribute through the solidarity shop telethon.bnpparibas.it with the purchase of “Chocolate Hearts” for Telethon, BNL Christmas balls and other gifts. The Bank’s customers also have access to the ATMs, which are always active, the toll-free number 060.060, online banking for individuals, families and businesses, the BNL and Hello bank! apps.
BNL and BNP Paribas in Italy for Telethon: raised over 7.8 million euros +7% compared to last year