The Buzzi Unicem Onlus Foundation celebrates its 18th birthday
Since 2003, the non-profit organization has been working to promote and support research and diagnosis of asbestos-related diseases, as well as the testing of therapies and targeted projects.
Founded in 2003 in Casale Monferrato upon the initiative of Buzzi Unicem S.p.A., The Buzzi Unicem Onlus Foundation has been promoting and supporting for the last 18 years measures aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma, a particularly aggressive tumor caused by environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos.
This serious disease is a social phenomenon with extremely alarming effects, especially in the Casale area, which in the past was the site of industrial processes for the production of products containing asbestos.
The Foundation fulfils its statutory commitments through measures for the research, diagnosis and treatment of Malignant mesothelioma, financing projects suggested by researchers from Universities, Research Institutes and Health Authorities and dedicated to scientific research applied to prevention systems and direct actions on patients aimed at early diagnosis and treatment.
The non-profit organization cooperates with the public sector, channeling funding to projects that best enable the pooling of ideas, experience and resources in order to facilitate processes that provide the right solutions to the clinician, the ideal link between science and the patient.
Today, the Foundation supports 8 active research projects in collaboration with various organizations throughout Italy, relentlessly pursuing the fight against this serious disease. The Foundation's support comes from voluntary donations and from the “5x1000”, a donation made through one’s tax return (tax code 02007580067), which are crucial for financing both new research projects and those already underway.
For further information on the Buzzi Unicem Foundation, please visit the website at fondazionebuzziunicem.org.