BNP Paribas NederlandBNP Paribas runs for a cure against asthma
On Sunday 18 September, 40 BNP Paribas employees from CIB, BP2S, Leasing Solutions, Arval and Asset Management will run the Dam tot Damloop to sponsor an important project of the Dutch Lung Foundation: the research of the exact causes of asthma to be able to cure kids with the illness.
Making a difference
This year four BNP Paribas teams will be running 10 English miles for the Dam tot Damloop knowing that this is only possible because of their healthy working lungs. However, there are many children who do not get the same kind of opportunity, because of asthma. We would like to contribute to a future where children can live a normal life without an illness holding them back everyday. Therefore this research project needs your support!
Support asthma patients today and contribute to a future where healthy lungs are not just a wish, but a reality.
Children with asthma
Each year thousands of kids end up in hospital with bad breathing problems because of asthma. Most of these children have trouble participating in sports or other daily activities that require an optimal functioning of the lungs. Also having pets becomes nearly impossible, since in many cases asthma persists in combination with other allergic reactions. Overall asthma is restraining to a child’s day-to-day life.
Could there be a cure to prevent children from developing asthma?
Research to cure asthma Researchers from Groningen, Utrecht and Gent are looking for an answer to this question. With the newfound knowledge that the epithelium of kids with asthma differs from that of kids who do not possess the illness, they could develop a new medicine to prevent the occurrence of asthma. Watch the video (in Dutch).