On the sidelines of the FIS World Championship competitions, a charity gala was held at the Ineos Club House in Courchevel, to benefit the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and the children of the Courchevel Sports Club on Sunday 12 February. The gala, placed under the honorary presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Sir James Arthur Ratcliffe, was attended by Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II.
Over 200 guests, including many sports celebrities and entrepreneurs, came at the request of the Courchevel Ski Club President, Marc Sénéchal. Along with a recital given by pianist Stella Almondo, the event saw numerous lots (artworks, wines, culinary, touristic and artistic experiences, sports accessories signed by renowned athletes) put up for auction.
Prince’s Palace lights up in Orange for Children with Cancer
For International Childhood Cancer Day, the Prince’s Palace was illuminated with orange lights in support of the Flavien Foundation on Wednesday 15 February.
Created in 2014 by Denis Maccario in homage to his son, Flavien, who was taken away by the awful disease, the Flavien Foundation is the first association to fight against paediatric cancers and rare diseases in the Principality of Monaco.
The Flavien Foundation and the Monaco Scientific Centre recently joined forces to launch an ambitious project to explore new treatments for brain cancer in children. Preclinical research results show that a new drug called Axitinib may have at least comparable efficacy compared to current therapies, as well as a more favourable toxicity profile. In order to start clinical trials, the Flavien Foundation has launched a call for donations.
Paediatric cancers are the leading cause of death by disease in children and require specific research programs, especially because 20% of these young patients remain untreated. Each year, more than 400,000 children and teens suffer from cancer worldwide, including nearly 2,500 in France and Monaco. For more information on the Flavien Foundation: www.fondationflavien.com
62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation partners with Prince Rainier III Special Prize
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation recently announced that it will be partnering, once again, with the 62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival and the Prince Rainier III Special Prize. The Official Selection will be made by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the winner of the Prince Rainier III Special Prize will be selected by the Honorary President of the Festival, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The prize’s winner will be awarded with €10,000. Registration for the Golden Nymph Competition is currently open and documentaries can be submitted for consideration for the Prince Rainier III Special Prize until 23 March 2023.
Porsche celebrates 75th Anniversary at Prince’s Car Collection
Porsche is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a special exhibition at the Prince’s Car Collection Museum until 20 March 2023. Prince Albert II will be inaugurating the exhibition this week. Organized by the Museum’s “Cercle des Amis” the unique exhibition includes 12 of Porsche’s most iconic racing and sports cars.
On display at the exhibition: three 911 models, a long tail 908, the 917 and 962C models that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the l 911 GT1 that won the US championship in 1998, all on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Another model 908 short tail from 1969 belonging to the princely collection is also on display.
In 1948, Ferry Porsche realized his dream of a sports car and built the Porsche 356 No 1 Roadster. The model that succeeded the 356, the Porsche 911, allowed the company to establish itself as one of the main manufacturers of sports cars in the world.