A Bit About Us
Eric Abidal Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Barcelona. It was founded in September 2013, on the initiative of Eric Abidal and his wife, Hayet Abidal. It was born to share a human project to improve the life of other people and to convey clear values: self-improvement, willpower, effort, generosity and teamwork.
The difficulties that Eric Abidal has had to overcome have served him as an experience, and now he wants to help people who may be in a similar situation in which he lived. “Everything begins today”, this is the slogan of Eric Abidal Foundation. Don’t give up, you have to improve yourself and keep on going. To achieve this, he had a medical team, but he also had the most important thing: his family and friends who helped him fight and overcome all adverse circumstances. This vitality is what Eric Abidal Foundation wants to convey, not only to people that work and collaborate with the Foundation but also to people that will benefit from several actions.
The Foundation has projects to create synergies between people that can help children and young people to improve their medical treatment processes. It also pays special attention to activities that improve the lives of people at risk of social exclusion. The basic tool for this is sports practice, with a special focus on football.
In order to find ways to collaborate with other people and companies, the Foundation makes an awareness work that includes actions to make public and promote the research in the fight against cancer.
One of the commitments of the Foundation will be the cooperation with other organizations and foundations in order to enable more people to improve their quality of life and have the conviction that “Everything begins today”.
The purpose of the Eric Abidal Foundation is to support people and projects, directly or through contributions to third parties, which encompass within the areas of health improvement, the promotion of sport as a tool for integration and living improvement and protection of children and youth.
The three main areas of activity are Health, Sport and Children and Youth- and the foundation will work also with the emotional environment of people suffering illness or at risk of social exclusion.
To achieve all this, the Foundation could do the following activities:
- In the area of Health: Promote research to improve the conditions of cancer patients and their families, with special attention to liver cancer and organ transplantation and donation.
- In the area of Sport: Promotion and development of projects related with sports, particularly football, as a tool to improve physical and mental health of individuals as well as their use as a means to achieve social integration people at risk of exclusion and the spread of values.
- In the area of Children and Youth: finance and/or perform, in collaboration with other entities, studies and activities aimed to improve the lives of children who are at risk of social exclusion for any reason.