On July 9, Instituto Galo and Auto Truck delivered 450 sweaters, 1,000 socks and 300 double blankets to Instituto Mário Penna. The action is part of the “Donate Protection” campaign, which aimed to collect cold items for the institution’s patients.
Marco Antônio Viana Leite, President of Instituto Mário Penna, received the delivery during a visit to the institute by the president of Clube Atlético Mineiro, Sérgio Coelho, the president of Instituto Galo, Maria Alice Melo Coelho, the CEO, Thiago Camargo and the former player Reinaldo.
They got to know the Mário Penna Memorial, recently launched in the 50th anniversary of Mário Penna, telling the history of the institution through the walls of the Hospital Luxemburgo. Then, they went to Espaço Benfeitoria, where they received plaques in honor of the important partnership.
Along with the team’s mascot, Crazy Cock, the delegation circulated through the hospital’s facilities, talking to collaborators and chemotherapy patients.
“This partnership is extremely important for Mário Penna. We receive patients from all over Minas Gerais. And in this very cold moment, being able to donate warm clothes to those who come from so far away, it’s wonderful. It’s a comfort, a caress in a difficult time of treatment that makes all the difference. I have to thank Atlético Mineiro and Instituto Galo for their support that will provide us with a more welcoming and warm service to patients”; reinforces Marco Antônio Viana Leite.
Instituto Galo is a non-profit association, linked to Clube Atlético Mineiro, dedicated to transforming people’s lives through the love of Galo.