To face the Coronavirus emergency lens edging machines manufacturer MEI wanted to manifest its solidarity by contributing to the fundraising initiatives launched in the area of its Italian headquarters. Bergamo, Italy is one of the cities most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak in the world.
The company, with the support of its not-for-profit MEI Foundation, donated € 150,000 to the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo and another € 150,000 to the Health Protection Agency of Bergamo.
Furthermore, they wanted to support research assuring that the path taken by the Italian Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research can help contrast the Coronavirus emergency. MEI has therefore decided to support the Institute with a contribution of € 200,000.
“With these donations we wanted to give concrete support to our community and communicate our gratitude to all the healthcare professionals and researchers involved in this emergency. The situation is dramatic, the needs are many, from logistical to instrumental ones.” – explains Stefano Sonzogni, president of MEI – “Certain that we will win this battle, we hope that the situation will soon return to normal.”
The MEI Foundation has been active for several years in solidarity projects mainly related to the treatment of vision diseases, especially for pediatric patients, in different parts of the world.