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After a two-year break, the Kispi Ball was held again on Saturday in the enchanting setting of the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. The charity event is a staple of the Swiss football season. Over the past 16 years, the event has succeeded in raising more than eight million Swiss francs in donations for the Zurich Children’s Hospital, thus promoting pediatric and youth medicine beyond national borders.
He collected 435,000 francs
About 450 guests from politics, business and society celebrated in the full halls – thanks to them, a donation of 435,000 francs was collected, which will be transferred to young burn victims. “It’s good that the decision was made to donate to these special patients,” says Martin Molly, 67, MD, director of the Burn Center and former surgical director of Children’s Hospital.
“As a father of four, one is grateful that one is more likely to be present at such events than a relative concerned with the victim,” says Christian Gott Jenny, 44, artist and mayor of St Moritz, Jr. Among the guests was businessman Guido Fleuri (56), who has also been involved in children’s welfare with his own foundation for some time. Regular players at the ball include businessman Jörg Markard (77) and his wife Raquel (59), although they do not have a direct connection to the children’s hospital: “Fortunately, our three grandchildren are healthy and alert,” she says.
“The stress is very high in the health care system right now,” says Olly Morlin, MD, director of surgery at Children’s Hospital. There will be less money and staff. “I am very grateful for supporting our hospital in this way.” And so we celebrated and danced for the good cause until after midnight.
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