Initiatives-Coeur, a collective commitment to a long-term project

Since 2017, VINCI Energies has joined the Initiatives-Coeur adventure, both as a sponsor of the boat and a sponsor of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque charity. All over the world, employees are following Sam's race and getting involved in fundraising activities.

The sailor Sam Davies on her boat Initiatives-Cœur is involved in major ocean races – Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre – to save children. Each race is an opportunity to raise funds for Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque charity. This association enables children with heart defects from underprivileged countries to undergo surgery in France when this is impossible at home due to a lack of technical or financial resources. More than 200 children have already undergone heart surgery thanks to this solidarity project.

The success of this project is based on the alchemy between a cause that unites everyone, a skipper and a great team from Initiatives-Coeur.
Arnaud Grison CEO of VINCI Energies

Thousands of VINCI Energies employees around the world – in South America, Europe, Oceania and Africa – are committed to supporting Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque through fundraising and sporting events. For example, via the United Heroes application, they have the possibility of practising their sporting activity while donating to the association. For every 30 points accumulated, VINCI Energies undertakes to donate 10 euro cents.

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