Italy has been dealt a hard blow when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 150,000 people infected, and almost 20,000 dead, at time of writing. In the act of solidarity and social responsibility, Ferrari has launched a fundraiser, together with its worldwide clients, have raised one million euros for the healthcare system in Modena province, the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari.
The funds were immediately transferred to the Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale (AUSL), the local health care unit of the Italian National Health Service. AUSL will use the funds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and purchase medical equipment.
Part of the funding will also be used for the expansion of Telemedicine to remotely monitor citizens for potential COVID-19 symptoms through their smart devices connected via Bluetooth. AUSL Modena has already used these funds to implement this technology for at-risk citizens in Modena. Residents of nursing homes, patients of neurological disorders and coronavirus-positive patients have benefited from Telemedicine.
Ferrari has also donated an ambulance to the AUSL Modena. The ambulance has already been put into frontline use by the emergency services for all COVID-19 related patients.
This initiative is as a result of shared efforts between Ferrari and its international clients who, in the past, have taken part in travel experiences organised by the Scuderia. Ferrari has extended their heartfelt gratitude to the generosity of its clients and hopes that the strong response received for the fundraiser will continue in the coming weeks, as part of the Company’s effort to provide tangible assistance to the community.