Villejuif. Childhood cancer: Amazon donates 70,000 euros to the Gustave-Roussy Institute

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Amazon has been a partner of the Gustave-Roussy Institute for several years. (©Amazon)

For the 3rd consecutive year, Amazon supported the Gustave-Roussy Institute in the fight against pediatric cancer. The company notably donated 70,000 euros to the hospital based in Villejuif (Val-de-Marne).

70,000 euros for research

This aid from the American giant is part of the Amazon Goes Gold campaign, which is indeed committed to the fight against childhood cancer. “Amazon has been supporting the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif for three years,” explains Bertrand Hasser, director of the Amazon warehouse in Bonneuil-sur-Marne. With Amazon Goes Gold, Amazon supports 500 hospitals each year in France and 6000 in Europe ”.

This year, the company was able to give a donation of 70,000 euros to the hospital. This is 20,000 more than last year. Why ? Because this year, a new event was able to take place: the Gustave Run, a solidarity race organized on the occasion of Golden September.

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Several Amazon employees were able to participate in the event, making it possible to bring an additional 20,000 euros to the Institute. “This is the first time that we have organized this race in Gustave-Roussy and it is doomed to start again, it allows us to have a unifying moment with our partners, especially after this period of Covid”, satisfied Anne-Sophie de Boissard , head of the patronage division and major donor to the Institut Gustave-Roussy.

Discovering IT

Also this year, Amazon offered hospitalized children at the Gustave-Roussy Institute a coding and computer programming workshop. It was organized with the partner associations Planetes Sciences & Tralalalère, which is part of the Amazon Futur Engineer program: “This program aims to make young people aware of digital professions and opportunities and to promote equal opportunities in the profession. digital technology, especially for young people from modest families and girls who are underrepresented in these professions, ”says Elise Beuriot, in charge of the program for Amazon.

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A workshop organized by one of Amazon’s partner associations for hospitalized children in Gustave-Roussy (© David LEDUC – News Val-de-Marne)

This is the first time that this workshop has been offered in a hospital establishment. About thirty children were able to benefit from it.

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