On Sunday, June 18, Monaco Liver Disorder (MLD), Blue Wave Software and a few other local associations gathered in Monaco for a Citroën 2CV rally to raise funds for children at the Archet II hospital in Nice, which coordinates organ transplantations and donors in the PACA region.
MLD founder and Vice-President, Carla Shechter, told Monaco Life, “Today we are paying tribute to professor Christian Cabrol, who died on June 16, 2017, and who did so much for transplantation and medical research.”
There was much laughter as the six colourful deux-chevaux pulled out of the Monte-Carlo Country Club parking lot at 9 am, with the gearbox in the vintage Citroëns, manufactured between 1948 and 1990, being considerably different to manoeuvre than those found in a current model. “Push forward and left to get into first gear,” explained Patrizio Forni d’Agostin, CEO of 2CV Escapade, the company that provided the cars to the association MLD, whose Honorary President is Princess Charlene.
Around twenty participants gathered for children’s cause on Father’s Day. Among them, Hilde Haneuse Heye, CEO of Blue Wave Software, who assisted Ms Shechter and was delighted to be a part of the day. “Carla is amazing, she always thinks of others. I am so proud to be here, it is a marvellous cause.”
Also supporting the cause were friends Emma Ruspantini (Agence Continentale), Jean-Christophe Goethals (MD, Just Unlimited) and the recently named General Manager of Monaco Metropole Shopping Centre, Stephen Valkenborg.
The enthusiastic group drove through Menton, Saint Agnès, La Turbie – with a lunch break that included a game of petanque – before making their way back to Monaco around 7 pm. A fundraising dinner followed at Café de Paris.
For more information about making a donation, see the MLD Facebook page.