The encounter between design and research: in the name of solidarity, collaboration and progress. A Night with Hope is the fundraising initiative created to support medical research promoted by the Città della Speranza Paediatric Research Institute. Edra, Cassina, Seletti, Driade, Pianca, FontanaArte, The One Atelier, Bitossi, Matteo Pala Tappeti, Architetto Michele De Lucchi, Vistosi: these are the companies that have decided to join the initiative, donating free of charge iconic design pieces that will be the subject of a 100% charity lottery, offering the chance to win prestigious design objects in exchange for a small donation: the proceeds will be entirely donated to fund a paediatric oncology research project.
All the products up for grabs will be presented on the initiative’s website, www.anightwithhope.com, and from September onwards there will be a draw every month for a single prize. The draws will take place live on Instagram, in the presence of Anna Masello, creator of the project, and the participating companies. For each of the prizes, 1500 tickets will be made available, at the price of €20 each, allowing anyone to win a design icon, thanks to a small gesture of solidarity.
Fondazione Città della Speranza has been fighting against paediatric oncological diseases since 1994 and is the main funder of the Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica (IRP). The latter, inaugurated in 2012, is a structure of more than 17,500 square meters, of which 10,000 are dedicated exclusively to research activities in various fields. Each year the Institute carries out 10 research projects, selected by an International Scientific Committee through the IRP Scientific Direction Call. A Night with Hope will finance, from 2021 to 2023, one of these projects: led by Dr. Lara Mussolin, it will be oriented towards blocking the sustenance of type B cancer cells when the tumour recurs in the child after an initial recovery. For more information visit www.anightwithhope.com.