The Avec Foundation
The Avec Foundation is a recognized public interest foundation that works in the fight against cancer. With over 17 years experience in the service of the Pitié-Salpêtrière, it develops actions to give the energy and hope needed for each patient to face the stages in their battle against the disease.
The Foundation’s duties revolve around three main axes:
— The support and quality of life of patients
The Foundation works daily with the improvement of conditions of hospitalized patients. For this, it finances the medical staff and allows patients to enjoy free supportive care such as acupuncture sessions, relaxation therapy or art therapy for example. It is a reinforcement and a necessary complement to the tasks performed by the hospitals to better support patients.
— Medical research
With its laboratory located within the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, the Foundation is actively involved with the research against cancer. His scientific teams conducting basic research, clinical, diagnostic purposes but also in the humanities and social.
— The promotion of the Paris Charter against Cancer, an international commitment
The Foundation disseminates and promotes worldwide the Paris Charter against Cancer which is the initiator David Khayat. This text is an international agreement that aims to ensure the improvement of access and quality of care for patients.
Some examples of actions taken by the Foundation:
— To help patients live better during their therapeutic path, the Foundation With their offers to receive free of no less than 10 different supportive care such as relaxation therapy sessions, art therapy or aromatherapy for example.
— The research laboratory of the Foundation With invested almost € 2 million in advanced equipment and a tumor bank. This should allow it to conduct various research programs and expand the development of personalized treatments.
— With the Foundation provided a grant of 18,000 dollars to a experiment conducted in Paraguay to improve the quality of care provided to patients with colorectal cancer who underwent stoma.
The Foundation’s resources:
- The Avec Foundation receives no public funds
- Its budget is about 1 million euro per year
- The funds of the foundation come from several sources: donations from individuals or businesses, revenue from events, etc.
- The Foundation’s accounts are certified by an auditor and are published annually in the Official Journal
For more information, please contact the Foundation with the following address:
47, Boulevard de l’Hopital