- The organization will develop the project ‘Investigation of Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy and HIV, which has the purpose of seeking a cure that can benefit millions
- Bankia directs its social action towards local projects and close to its work centers proposed by its own employees
- The financial institution has supported 275 social projects in 2018, through the Red Solidaria program, for an overall amount of more than 1.9 million euros
The Conquistando Escalones Association has received the support of Bankia, for an amount of 9,100 euros, for its program of ‘research of the Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F and HIV’, which aims to help those affected by the rare disease Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F, as well as those affected by HIV thanks to the genetic mutation that causes a family the aforementioned muscular disease but immunizes them against the AIDS virus.
Bankia’s contribution is part of its Red Solidaria program, through which its offices support a nearby social project, which they choose at the beginning of the year, if they achieve their business objectives throughout the year.
In 2018, a total of 275 projects received financial support for more than 1.9 million euros thanks to the bank’s program, which favored more than 84,000 people throughout the country.
Conquistando Escalones and Bankia, thanks to this collaboration, they will help cover expenses of the research groups that work towards a cure, as well as in the events that take place to raise funds.
The Solidarity Network program began in 2013 and, since then, tries to recognize the efforts of employees in achieving business objectives through the support of nearby social projects, proposed by the employees themselves, with the objective that the action The bank’s social development takes place in the localities where it is present.
In this way, the entity supports associations, foundations and NGOs that develop social action programs in these areas and that generate a perceptible local impact for their clients and employees.
This is the case of the Office of Companies in the Agile Offices area of Valencia and Castellón, specifically the Agile Office 6163 of Vila-real. Their employees chose, jointly, to support the Conquistando Escalones project and obtained an economic endowment of 9,100 thanks to the fulfillment of their business objectives.
Conquistando Escalones is an association founded by those affected by LGMD-1F Muscular Dystrophy and relatives who need to raise funds for their treatment and cure.
After the discovery of the gene that causes it, there are several investigations under way to find the cure, also discovering that the affected protein is the same one that reproduces HIV. The mutation of this gene makes those affected immune to AIDS and makes us the gateway to a possible cure for this global pandemic. In addition, given the rarity and complexity of our type of Muscular Dystrophy, the researchers say that finding the cure could shed light and help in the investigation and cure of other similar pathologies.
Therefore, we ask your help to stop a disease that affects 8 generations, attacking the next more virulent and cruel than the previous. And also, with your support, to be able to help millions of people around the world.