Soroptimist Club has been carrying forward for a long time the founding values of this movement started in the United States in 1921 by Stuart Morrow as one of the first women volunteer service to spread values of friendship and solidarity. Human rights, fighting against discriminations and enhancing the role of women in society though social and cultural actions are among the pillars of its core essence. In the footstep of this legacy, the Club Soroptimist International de Monaco (Monaco International Soroptimist Club) has recently donated a cheque of 50,000 euros in favour of Cordons de Vie association within a symbolic ceremony held on the 4th May 2023, in the presence of Yveline Garnier, President of Soroptimist Club, and Fabienne Mourou, President of the beneficiary body.
« This sum will be the first building block for autism research », Fabienne Mourou, President of Cordons de Vie.
Photos >> The Symbolic ceremony to donate a cheque of 50,000 euros in favour of Cordons de Vie association to build up an autism research centre and the charity gala in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco © Soroptimist Club & Cordons de Vie.
The outcome, that will serve to build up an autism research centre, is the result of the generosity of the participants in the charity gala that was organised on the 9th March 2023 where some experts showcased the advancements in the treatments for people affected by this neurodevelopment disorder. Notably, Professor Marion Leboyer, Psychiatric, and Professor Eliane Gluckman, Hematologist and President of the Scientific Committee at Cordons de Vie, offered the audience some promising insights that increase the hope of a better future. Immunogenetics and new therapies on autism spectrum disorders were on the spotlight during their keynotes.
Following up twenty-five projects on blood and stem cell diseases, Soroptimist is now willing to focus on psychiatry and innovative solutions to overcome these sensitive diseases. Cordons de Vie shares the same values focusing on the role of the scientific world in improving the living conditions of human beings from the early stages of life, with special regard to the most disadvantaged countries (like Africa) where access to healthcare is still disproportioned and not sufficient. ***
By Maurice Abbati
Springer International Publishing