EFCCA breaking news nr. 6/2011

BACK FROM SWITZERLAND: SMCCV 25th ANNIVERSARY

Last weekend EFCCA, represented by its Chair Marco Greco and myself, had the great honour to be invited to the SMCCV General Assembly celebrating its 25th anniversary. In a sunny and warm Friburg a significant number of delegates attended the meeting chaired by Bruno Raffa. After the auspicious speeches of Marco Greco and Rudolf Breitenbergen, Chair of the Austrian ÖMCCV, Bruno Raffa, SMCCV Chair, introduced a special moment of the General Assembly. For celebrating its 25th anniversary SMCCV decided to donate 25.000 Swiss francs (about 18.000 €) to the IBD Foundation, represented by Wouter Miedema and Hainalka Szabo. It was a very touching event: our Swiss friends' donation, symbolised by a big paperboard cheque, was the concrete sign of the common fight for finding cure, another brick in the wall that will contribute to launch further mini grants on research, according to the IBD Foundation programme. The evening before, part of the Swiss Board was waiting for us and we then had the chance of meeting and talking with some new and old friends. Bruno, Sandra, Michael, Andrea and Claudia make us feel at home in the lovely frame of a pleasant springtime Switzerland.

Date of issue: 
Tuesday, 8 March, 2011