LVMH has been actively involved in the fight against sickle cell anemia since 2011, providing support for teams at Robert Debré Hospital in Paris, one of the world’s leading research centers for the disease.
Sickle cell anemia is the world’s most widespread genetic disorder, affecting over five million people worldwide. It is estimated that 250,000 children are born with the disease each year. LVMH and its Maisons raise funds for teams at Robert Debré Hospital, helping support research and patient care.
This support culminates with the “Dîner des Maisons Engagées”, an annual fundraising dinner attended by numerous LVMH Maisons and their partners, sponsored by Antonio Belloni, Group Managing Director, and Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies. Members of the hospital’s medical team are invited to talk about the disease and share progress being made thanks to research.
Funds donated to the hospital since 2011 have enabled ongoing research and improvements in the quality of patient care.
“The continued support of LVMH is essential for us, making it possible to advance with our research and to improve the quality of care for our patients. LVMH also helps raise awareness of a disease that does not receive a great deal of attention, despite being very widespread around the world,” said André Baruchel, Head of the Hemato-Immunology Department of Robert-Debré Hospital.
The funds raised provide support for teams at the hospital, along with research into new effective treatments that can be made available to all patients with the disease.