In the field of medical sponsorship, the Bouygues group provided support in 2015 for ten associations working for medical research.

ARSEP – French multiple sclerosis research society

ARSEP’s aims are to raise money to fund research teams studying multiple sclerosis and to inform the general public about medical, therapeutic and scientific advances in the treatment of the disease.

  • Bouygues has provided ARSEP with financial support since 2002.
ARSla – French association for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neurone diseases

ARSla supports research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – and other motor neurone diseases

  • Bouygues has provided ARSla with financial support since 2007.
Association ELA

Founded in 1992 by Guy Alba, Association Européenne contre les Leucodystrophies or "ELA" is a charity in which families organise to fight against rare genetic diseases that destroy the myelin (the "insulation" of nerves) of the central nervous system. Each week in France, 3 to 6 children (20 to 40 in Europe) are born with these terrible disorders. Since its creation,

ELA has been able to provide support to families totalling €8.5 million, and has also been able to finance 447 scientific programmes for a total amount of €35.4 million.

Bouygues has supported this charity since 2012 via the ‟Mets tes baskets dans l’entreprise″ initiative.

Link to ELA's web site

FondaMental, a mental healthcare and research Foundation

The Foundation aims to develop and defend an innovative approach to care, research and training in psychiatry and neurosciences.

Bouygues has provided financial support to the Foundation since 2014.

Force Hémato

Force Hémato is an endowment fund dedicated to clinical research on leukaemia and other blood-related diseases

  • Bouygues has been providing financial support to Force Hémato since 2012.
IFRAD – French foundation for research into Alzheimer’s disease

The foundation for research into Alzheimer’s disease only finances clinical research projects, namely those focused on patients.

Its three research projects are listed below:

  • A national tissue bank to facilitate research into Alzheimer’s disease via a study of a cohort of 500 patients recruited throughout France,
  • Research work by the Institute for brain and spinal cord disorders located at the la Pitié Salpêtrière hospital site,
  • The European “Grand Prix” Research award given by the Foundation in order to support promising clinical research by a European team.
  • Bouygues has provided financial support to the Foundation since 2013.
Institute for brain and spinal cord disorders (ICM)

The aim of ICM is to support and develop research on the brain and the spinal cord. Located at the Pitié-Salpétrière hospital, the Institute opened in 2010.

  • Bouygues has contributed financial support to the ICM since 2009.

Click here to find out more about the fund raising drive. 

L’Envol pour les Enfants Européens

Founded in 1994, L’Envol is a charity that organises vacations in a medically-equipped leisure centre to enable seriously-ill children to find the strength and resilience to continue fighting their illnesses.

During these stays, they are able to take part in sporting, artistic and outdoor activities.

7,000 children in France have taken part in this recreational therapy.

L’Envol is a member of the “SeriousFun Children’s Network”, an initiative of the actor.  
Paul Newman in 1988, which has already helped more than 253,000 children and teenagers.

Bouygues has provided financial support to the Foundation since 2013.

(Updated: January 2016)

The Simon de Cyrène charity - Bouygues

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