[German version below]
Hey there – this time, it’s not a recipe, but a really important thing to me. Read below how you can support me, animals and medical progress at the same time.
As I’m going to run my first half-marathon on the 30th of March and recently, a case of a brain tumor occured in my own family, I had the idea to combine the run with collecting some money for a good cause.
Most of the research institutions are conducting animal testing and I – even though I absolutely appreciate the rest of their work and what they do for their patients – don’t wanna support that. At the same time, I wanna support medicial research, so I’ve decided to go for the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation. This Swiss foundation supports the scientific improvement and development of alternatives to animal testing and even has some chairs at several universities. I’m actually collecting moeny for a chair at a university in Tamil Nadu, India, the “Gandhi-Gruber-Doerenkamp Chair for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Life Science Education and In Vitro Toxicology”. That matches perfectly, than as some of you know, I especially love Asia. Read more about the project on the project site and about the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation here.