Pequeno Príncipe launches the Gala 2020 – A Journey of Hope

In an on demand online format, the initiative will share health, science, gastronomy and music content with the institution’s supporters, celebrating hope, empathy and solidarity

The traditional gala dinner held by Pequeno Príncipe Hospital for over ten years will take on a new format in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The Pequeno Príncipe Gala – A Journey of Hope will share content related to science, health, gastronomy and music online with the institution’s supporters. “We are going to bring together hearts of solidarity, who believe that together we are stronger, to overcome this adversity in the centenary history of Pequeno Príncipe,” explains the executive director of the Hospital, Ety Cristina Forte Carneiro.

For Pequeno Príncipe, this is the time to celebrate courage, hope, resilience, solidarity and so many other feelings that are making this challenging moment a little lighter. “It is this invitation that we offer to our supporters while launching the Gala 2020. We believe that this is the time to reframe our relationship with people, with our families, our employees and also with nature and consumption. More than ever, it is time to exercise empathy and solidarity. Together, we have an incredible power of transformation,” emphasizes Ety.

The institution’s supporters will receive, in their email boxes, content commented by renowned experts in the areas of health, science, gastronomy and music. This event format was chosen because it allows each one to access the materials on the most convenient day and time according to their routine, whether in Brazil or abroad.

As in previous editions, philanthropic investors Daniele Giacomazzi Behring and Amalia Spinardi Thompson Motta, and the event’s sponsor, chef Claude Troisgros, are mobilized to engage their networks in this chain of good. “We don’t know what is being the impact of the pandemic on the lives of our supporters. However, the contribution of each one of them is fundamental for us to be able to go through this difficult moment. That is why we are involved in this initiative, mobilizing our networks,” emphasize Daniele and Amalia.

More than ever, Pequeno Príncipe needs support, as the estimate is that the COVID-19 pandemic generates a deficit of US$ 3 million to US$ 4 million, which will add to the already existing gap of around US$ 9 million a year in health assistance and research, generated by the underfunding of the health and innovation sector.

High prices for supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medicines, the need to increase stocks and temporary interruption of elective surgeries are some of the causes of the problem. Added to this is the need for investments in research, including on COVID-19, to expand efforts for new discoveries and possibilities for immunization, treatment and cure.

Be part of it
The Hospital reinforces the invitation for everyone to participate in the Pequeno Príncipe Gala 2020 – A Journey of Hope. To find out how to participate, visit the event website.

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