BOTTEGA VENETA has announced its economic support for scientific research in Italy due to the spread of devastating Covid-19. Funding full two-year scholarships across Veneto, Lazio and Campania in Italy to aid the research going into this virus as well as helping to support the healthcare workers who are putting their lives on the line not just during this pandemic, but on a daily basis.
The economic fund is the equivalent to €300,000, the money will go towards pneumology research in the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health of the University of Padua, as well as the Virology Lab of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome and the Microbiology and Virology Laboratory in the Hospital Domenico Cotugno situated in Naples.
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Creative Director, Daniel Lee speaks out about the brands support, “We recognise that supporting the medical professionals who are saving the lives of others must be our priority during this time”, he continues “With these scholarships we are able to contribute to securing the future of our global health by supporting their admirable and courageous work”.
Leo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta continues, “Medical researchers, constantly engaged in the study of new treatments and vaccines, make our country so proud. They are a resource of extraordinary value for humanity asa whole.”
by Imogen Clark