Yesterday a solidary concert in favor of ALS research took place in the Luz de Gas hall. The event, which was a great success, sell out the 844 available tickets, allocating all the profits to research on ALS led by Dr. Mònica Povedano at IDIBELL and Hospital de Bellvitge. Given the success, a zero row was also created in which anyone who wanted could donate to the cause.
The band The Tutsies oversaw animating the night with their great repertoire of covers combined with dances and performances, offering a lively and fun show that the public thoroughly enjoyed. At the beginning of the concert, Dr. Mònica Povedano collected the check of 12.660 euros destined for the fight against ALS. The researcher and doctor appreciated the solidarity shown in acts like these. “Research is the best weapon against ALS, but to carry it out we need funding –assured Dr. Povedano–, acts like these motivate us and help us advance in our work”.
The IDIBELL research group and the Motor Neuron Unit of the Bellvitge University Hospital, led by Dr. Mònica Povedano, help patients and families in first person to deal with ALS and research to advance their knowledge and better the quality of life of patients.
The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) is a biomedical research center created in 2004. It is participated by the Bellvitge University Hospital and the Viladecans Hospital of the Catalan Institute of Health, the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the University of Barcelona and the City Council of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
IDIBELL is a member of the Campus of International Excellence of the University of Barcelona HUBc and is part of the CERCA institution of the Generalitat de Catalunya. In 2009 it became one of the first five Spanish research centers accredited as a health research institute by the Carlos III Health Institute. In addition, it is part of the “HR Excellence in Research” program of the European Union and is a member of EATRIS and REGIC. Since 2018, IDIBELL has been an Accredited Center of the AECC Scientific Foundation (FCAECC).