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A Family Legacy
Back in 1942, when Polio was causing havoc among Venezuelan children, a visionary entrepreneur, Don Eugenio Mendoza Goiticoa, founded the Venezuelan Foundation Against Infantile Paralysis (FVCLPI), with the mission to fight disability and the other sequel of Poliomyelitis. Joined by a group of collaborators, he built in l945, the most significant public service organization of that times, the “Anti-poliomyelitis Hospital of Caracas”, with the mission to provide care to the most vulnerable infantile population affected by Polio.
Years later, Dr. Jonas Edward Salk discovered and tested the polio vaccine. Thus began the massive immunization program of children between the ages of two months and five years. Later, in l955, Dr. Albert Sabin developed an oral vaccine with results that were very successful, to the point that the disease was almost completely eradicated.
Fashion For Good
This year Fashion For Good will be dedicated to helping women and children in Venezuela. They have selected 4 organizations including Orthopedic Children Care Foundation.
They have joined forces with Unidos In Red to make sure 100% of the proceeds read their destination in Venezuela and that every foundation is accountable.