Online event will take place on November 18, at 7 p.m., on the institution’s YouTube channel and will count on the participation of chef Claude Troisgros and singer and actor Tiago Abravanel
In the planning of the Pequeno Príncipe for 2020, a new edition of its traditional gala dinner was planned, to close the celebrations for the centenary of the institution. But the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) changed the plans and made this one of the most challenging years in the history of the Hospital. The celebration of life, courage, hope and solidarity, however, could not be missed. Thus, was born the Pequeno Príncipe Gala 2020 – A Journey for Hope. Online, the event will be broadcast on the institution’s YouTube channel, on November 18, at 7 p.m.
In its 11th edition, the event invites audience to continue to support the health of children and adolescents’ cause. As in previous years, philanthropic investors from the Pequeno Príncipe, Daniele Giacomazzi Behring and Amalia Spinardi Thompson Motta, will be present, inviting their relationship networks to also engage.
The event will begin with a beautiful tribute to health professionals who are at the forefront of confronting the coronavirus. To bring the audience closer to the thousands of lives impacted annually by the work of Pequeno Príncipe, several real stories of overcoming will be presented, such as the incredible story of the patient Isabel, the glass-bones’ girl; Gabriela, who was conceived to save her brother and ended up becoming her own miracle; and little Laura, who, after a year of hospitalization, was discharged and could live a normal life.
“They are stories of whole families who had their lives transformed by the humanized care and technical and scientific excellence they received at Pequeno Príncipe. We believe that all children deserve to be born, grow and develop with health and we work for it every day, with great love, professionalism and dedication,” emphasizes the executive director of the Hospital, Ety Cristina Forte Carneiro.
The gastroenterologist of Pequeno Príncipe, Jocemara Gurmini, will make a special contribution, commenting on some cases and the relevance of highly specialized services such as offered by the Hospital.
In a year in which the whole world is fighting an invisible but highly lethal enemy, which has already taken so many lives, science needs to be acclaimed. All hope for better days is placed in the hands of scientists, who seek to better understand the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to develop more effective treatments and a vaccine that will return people to a life closer to normal.
In this scenario, nothing is fairer than the Pequeno Príncipe Gala 2020 to honor a scientist: the physician Carolina Prando, a researcher at the Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute who is dedicated to studying immunodeficiencies and, more recently, the relationship of this condition with COVID-19.
One of the main hallmarks of the Pequeno Príncipe Gala is the refinement of the menus served at dinners. These are dishes specially prepared for the event, curated by chef Claude Troisgros, who is the patron of the initiative. In addition to executing one of the dishes served annually, he mobilizes the other chefs to participate voluntarily.
In this online edition of the Gala, Troisgros continues to support Pequeno Príncipe. He will prepare a recipe directly from his kitchen, encouraging supporters of the Hospital to become chefs for a day.
Inspired by hope for better days, which will be possible thanks to the work of scientists, health professionals and the solidarity so present in this challenging year for all, the Pequeno Príncipe Gala 2020 will end with a performance beyond special: singer and actor Tiago Abravanel. Long-time supporter of Pequeno Príncipe, Abravanel will perform a vibrant show, singing classics of Brazilian popular music.
Don’t miss out! Pequeno Príncipe Gala 2020 – A Journey of Hope will take place on November 18, at 7 p.m. Click here to make your donation and access the Pequeno Príncipe’s YouTube channel to watch the Gala!
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