- Category: Support Imagine news
- Published: Monday, 14 September 2015 14:23
Thirteen major contemporary artists and seven talented personalities joined Kamel Mennour, Gad Elmaleh and Christie’s for an exceptional auction on the 10th of September at the Genetic Diseases Institute.... Mohamed Bourouissa, Marie Bovo, Daniel Buren, Latifa Echakhch, Camille Henrot, Huang Yong Ping, Alfredo Jaar, Anish Kapoor, Tadashi Kawamata, Lee Ufan, Claude Lévêque, Philippe Parreno and Martial Raysse offered or created each a work of art … Azzedine Alaïa, Éric Cantona, Peter Lindbergh, Benjamin Millepied, François Pinault, Gad Elmaleh (extraordinary emcee with François de Ricqlès !)… During the dinner, Patrick Bruel even offered a concert for Imagine in 2016 and a backstage moment with him !
« Thank you all for your generosity. Artists, VIP's, donors, bidders all enabled the success of this wonderful auction. It was a moment of grace and communion: all together for the research on genetic diseases! » Kamel Mennour
These funds will foster research and the development of treatments to benefit patients suffering from genetic diseases. Young patients, welcomed at Imagine with their family, are living waiting for a diagnosis, treatment, a new therapy ... The success of the auction means a new hope for them as for the scientific and medical teams.
Professor Alain Fischer expressed his deep gratitude to the people who helped make this generous initiative from Kamel Mennour a collective success: "What enthusiasm! What generosity! It’s up to us to meet the families’ expectations. "
Because genetic diseases affect over 3 million people in France and 35 million in Europe, support research, development of new treatments and teaching is a major challenge. For our 850 doctors, the challenge is not only at a scientific, technological and medical level but also at a financial level. By joining all our efforts, artists, talented personalities and bidders offered Imagine the ability to create new projects and to make its work sustainable, serving the patients.
Some key figures about the evening:
- 350 guests
- 2 947 720 euros collected
Media Contact : pauline.rodrigue[a]institutimagine.org