DUNA ALONGSIDE AIRC IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Since 2018 the DUNA Group has been alongside the AIRC Foundation in the Fight against Cancer and in the spread of a Culture of Prevention. Every month we are committed to highlighting within our company the initiatives, information materials and practical advice developed by AIRC to raise awareness among all DUNA employees on the importance of Prevention and scientific progress in the Oncology field
The DUNA Group is proud to support the AIRC Foundation, the Italian Association for Cancer Research, active since 1965 in the field of Prevention and Fight against oncological diseases. Faithful to the values of its founders, the scientists Umberto Veronesi and Giuseppe della Porta, AIRC is committed to financing Italian scientific research, to support the professional training of researchers and oncologists, and to disseminate correct information on prevention, scientific progress and results obtained in the field of oncology.
"Making cancer more and more treatable" this is the AIRC mission since its foundation. Since over 50 years the Foundation embodies a long history of social and scientific commitment made possible by the professionalism of over 5 thousand researchers, by the commitment of thousands of volunteers and by donations from individuals and companies. The AIRC Foundation represents now the main private funder of Italian cancer research: since 1965 to date it has managed to allocate almost 1.7 billion euros to research projects of Institutes, Universities and Hospitals throughout Italy, and donate almost 142 million euros for scholarships to young researchers.
Through its research and cultural promotion projects, the AIRC Association has been able to gain over the years the support of almost 7000 Italian companies, eager to combine their business strategies with an ethical vision, socially responsible and attentive to the Health of the Community and the Territory that hosts them. These include the DUNA Group, which since 2018 has been financially supporting the AIRC Foundation and help it in spreading a Culture of Prevention, highlighting the AIRC communication and awareness campaigns within its Company.
Scientific evidence shows that Prevention and Early Diagnosis are the best weapons to reduce mortality rates, invasive treatments and healing times. For this reason, Fondazione AIRC is committed to raising public awareness of the importance of Prevention and indicating the most virtuous behaviors to reduce the risk of oncological diseases, through the publication of information columns, videos and practical vademecum on its printed and digital channels.
"The Health and Well-being of the People, inside and outside the work environment, have always been fundamental values for DUNA and, for this reason, since 2018 we have embraced the AIRC mission" explains Gabriella Uguzzoni, HR Manager of DUNA Corradini "Every month, we are committed to highlighting within our Company all the initiatives and information materials developed by AIRC, through corporate events, Newsletters and communications posted in the common areas, accessible to all DUNA employees."
Among the various initiatives put in place by DUNA in collaboration with AIRC we find the meeting organized for Women's Day, the 8th March 2019, held by the AIRC researcher Doc. Montanari, Professor at the University of Bologna, to raise awareness among all DUNA female Collaborators on Risks and Prevention of female cancers. On the occasion of the recent death of Mirio Brozzi, late founder of DUNA Corradini, all the DUNA Collaborators, coordinated by the Company Unions, spontaneously decided to donate to the AIRC Foundation the equivalent of an hour of work in his memory. A significant gesture in such challenging times. Small concrete initiatives that demonstrate the sensitivity and commitment of DUNA towards a cancer-free future.
Thanks to all researchers, volunteers and givers for their valuable contribution to the AIRC Foundation and a warm invitation to make Cancer Prevention a part of our daily routine