The Umberto Veronesi Foundation was established in 2003 to promote scientific research of excellence through research grants for young doctors and scientists. Its promoters include 11 Nobel prize winners, who form the Foundation’s Honorary Committee.
The Foundation is active in promoting scientific information and raising awareness. Conferences, projects with schools, awareness-raising campaigns and publications are just some of the initiatives taken to ensure that scientific results and discoveries become known to everyone.
In 2013 the Foundation set up the Pink is Good project to actively support breast cancer research and raise prevention awareness among women. Moncler has been an active participant in this important project right from the very start. Each year, main retail stores in Italy donate a part
of their revenues from one day in October to this initiative, and clients are given a leaflet on prevention to help raise awareness. The funding raised in 2015 through the initiative enabled a research grant to be given to an aspiring woman scientist at the University of Camerino (Macerata – Italy), thus adding to the research grant given to another woman researcher at the la Sapienza University of Rome, who is studying the reaction of lung tumour cells to certain drug therapies.
In 2015 Moncler also supported the Umberto Veronesi Foundation in its commitment to men’s health prevention, contributing to the SAM project, an initiative designed to raise men’s health awareness and fund scientific research into diseases that predominantly affect the male population.
The Francesca Rava Foundation was established in 2000 to help disadvantaged children in Italy and around the world, through distance adoption, targeted projects, awareness- raising campaigns focused on children’s rights and volunteer work. In Italy, the Foundation represents the international humanitarian organisation N.P.H. – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, which has helped save thousands of orphaned and abandoned children since 1954 by bringing them into homes and hospitals.
The Francesca Rava Foundation – N.P.H. Italia Onlus is particularly active in Haiti, where one in every three children dies before the age of five due to malnutrition or curable diseases, and one in two does not have access to basic education.
The organisation runs various projects to give children immediate assistance and the prospect of a future, ensuring nutrition, shelter, assistance and basic education and vocational training.
Moncler has been supporting the Foundation since 2010 when Haiti was struck by a severe earthquake, contributing to the reconstruction of hospitals, schools and homes.
In particular, the Group is a sponsor of the N.P.H. Saint Damien pediatric hospital, which every year treats and cares for some 80,000 children. Moncler’s donations went to the purchase of oxygen generators to ensure that the hospital has the medical gas necessary to care for its hundreds of patients in wards and intensive care and for its four operating theatres.
amfAR is one of the world’s leading non profit organizations dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.
Since 1985, the organization has provided support for AIDS research while also combating the epidemic through international HIV prevention, education and advocacy programs.
In the past 30 years, amfAR has invested more than $415 million in its programmes and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.
Moncler has collaborated with amfAR since 2013, actively supporting amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, which aims to develop the scientific basis of a cure by the end of 2020.
During the 2015 Cannes Festival, the 22nd edition of amfAR’s Cinema against AIDS benefit gala was held, which included a fashion show featuring looks from the most famous international high-fashion maisons. Moncler took part in the fashion show with garments from the Gamme Rouge collection which were later auctioned to benefit amfAR.
A passion for art and photography, one of the key characteristics of the Moncler Group, and the commitment to support amfAR’s goal inspired the brand to create the ART FOR LOVE project, which took place at the New York Public Library. The project was promoted by Moncler and managed by Fabien Baron. For this exhibition, 32 great photographers were asked to freely interpret, according to their diverse sensibilities and creative approaches, the iconic symbol of Moncler at an international level: the duvet maya jacket.
All the pictures were sold through a silent auction and the revenues were donated entirely to amfAR.
The following photographers took part:
Camilla Akrans, David Bailey,
Lachlan Bailey, Fabien Baron, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort,
Hans Feurer, Pamela Hanson, Ben Hassett,
Inez and Vinoodh, Mikael Jansson, Steven Klein,
Brigitte Lacombe, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Roxanne Lowit, Craig McDean, Alasdair McLellan,
Raymond Meier, Steven Meisel, Mert & Marcus, Guido Moca co, Josh Olins,
Terry Richardson, Paolo Roversi, David Sims,
Mario Sorrenti, Sølve Sundsbø, Willy Vanderperre,
Bruce Weber, Olivier Zahm.