Research for a better future

In 2016 Varvel SpA is supporting Telethon Foundation with a donation to promote the search for a cure for rare genetic diseases.

Varvel SpA, a socially responsible mechanical engineering company, located near Bologna, which operates worldwide in the power transmission sector, is supporting the activities of the Telethon Foundation in 2016 with a significant donation. The Telethon Foundation was set up in 1990 and is a non-profit organization recognized by the Ministry of Universities and Scientific and Technological Research.

The mission of the Foundation has always been to promote fund raising to finance scientific research into rare genetic diseases. In fact research is the only way to find a cure for these diseases but often, unfortunately, this type of study doesn’t receive sufficient funds. These are rare illnesses and therefore they are not widely known. The organization is committed to dissemination, information and awareness raising activities for the public on a daily basis to draw attention to this issue. Through grants to researchers and the creation of dedicated laboratories, the Telethon Foundation wants to find concrete answers to the needs of the people who struggle against genetic illnesses. Varvel, which already supports numerous local, national and international charities, has decided this year to make a donation to the Telethon Foundation, thanks to the suggestion of its workforce, who are asked each year to assist the Top Management in taking this important decision.

“Making a contribution to an organization such as Telethon – affirms Francesco Berselli President of Varvel SpA – is a mark of pride for us: we firmly believe in the power of scientific and medical research, especially in the case of complex situations such as rare genetic diseases”.

“We asked for the opinion of all our team when we were deciding how to allocate funds – confirms Mauro Cominoli, Managing Director of Varvel SpA – and we are delighted to be able to contribute to an important cause such as Telethon Foundation. Genetic diseases are an obstacle to the happiness of people who can do nothing without the help of researchers: supporting research is a way to secure a more serene future for everyone.”



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