A Night with Hope is the fundraising initiative launched to support medical research promoted by Padua’s Paediatric Research Institute «Città della Speranza», or City of Hope. Edra, Cassina, Seletti, Driade, Pianca, Fontana Arte, The One Atelier, Bitossi, Matteo Pala Tappeti, Architetto Michele De Lucchi, Vistosi: these are the brands that have decided to get behind the initiative, donating iconic design pieces to the lottery that will see 100% of profits go to the charity, giving ticket buyers the opportunity to win prestigious prizes for just a small donation. All proceeds from the initiative will go to funding a paediatric cancer research project.
Calatea armchair design Cristina Celestino
Cristina Celestino designed the Calatea armchair
The draw will take place on 31 July at 11.00am live on Instagram, with the project’s originator, Anna Masello, in attendance along with all the businesses taking part. There will be 1500 tickets on offer for each prize, priced at 20 euros each, so that anyone can have the chance to win a design icon with just a small show of solidarity.
The City of Hope Foundation has been fighting childhood cancers since 1994 and is the main financial backer of the Paediatric Research Institute (IRP). The latter, which opened in 2012, every year runs 10 research projects, selected by an international panel of experts through the IRP’s call for research project applications.
A Night with Hope will be funding one of these very projects over the course of three years, through to 2023: led by Dr. Lara Mussolin, it will focus on cutting off sustenance to type B cancer cells when the tumour comes back in the child after they were initially cured
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