In the frame of our recently launched Social Programme, Synapse has sponsored the Enriqueta Villavecchia Private Foundation for Child Oncology. Last Friday we had the opportunity to meet the team and learn more about their activities. We could understand the impact that disease has, not only on the life of a child, but also on their families, and the difficulties they face every day. The involvement of the team in helping those children and their families is impressive, and the Enriqueta Villavecchia Foundation work is admirable and meritorious. We are proud to be able to support such an initiative.

The Foundation is providing integral care to children and youngsters suffering from cancer, including economic help for the families, accommodation and accompaniment, as well as organizing numerous leisure activities for children under treatment. Those activities are supported by their own network of volunteers, who are the key element of their foundation.  The Foundation also promotes training in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, by awarding scholarships to medical doctors specializing in this area.  Apart from scholarships for medical doctors, the Foundation is supporting research, awarding grants in the field of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology.

During our visit, we also talked about the importance of raising social awareness, not only about the effects and the difficulties of the disease, but about the importance of investing in research. The Foundation also has its annual activities for fundraising, such as beneficiary Christmas Market. More info on their programme and activities at: http://www.fevillavecchia.es/en

More about our social programme at: http://synapse-managers.com/social-programme/