New reasons to smile in Vietnam

The first “Vespa for Children” project.

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+1  Vespa Miles

26 Nov 2014

In 2013 Piaggio Group has launched a new international cooperation project: the National Hospital for Paediatrics in Hanoi and the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome are actually working together for Vietnamese children.

The “Vespa for Children” first project provides for a new medical program set up in the most important children’s hospital in Vietnam, to help children suffering from complex urological pathologies.

“Vespa for Children” is a humanitarian initiative by Piaggio Group that coordinates charitable social projects providing welfare and medical aid for children in the emerging countries.

The two hospitals have been cooperating for more than five years, sharing and developing technical and scientific expertise in medical fields , such as cardiac surgery and urological surgery. Many children suffering from heart disease have been transferred in Rome for surgery, and returned to their families in good health.
Speaking about the initiative Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno said:

“We have set up the ‘Vespa for Children’ project as a way to support younger generations who are the future and the hope of the world. Vespa stands for quality of life, in Italy and around the world, for reasons over and beyond the scooter’s style or the new fuel-efficient low-emission engines we have developed. This scooter is fun to look at, to own and to ride. As I often say, people riding a Vespa through the city have a smile on their faces.”

 

“Through this initiative, I hope that Vespa can give many children and their families a new reason to smile”.

The cooperation program aim at clinical treatment, assistance, training and education. 2.000 patients have the possibility of urological assistance and surgery, dialysis and treatment for chronic kidney disease.

 

 

Scientific competences have been shared and the Vietnamese personnel has been involved in a theoretical and practical training program.

New reasons to smile in Vietnam

The first “Vespa for Children” project.

km miles

+1  Vespa Miles

26 Nov 2014

In 2013 Piaggio Group has launched a new international cooperation project: the National Hospital for Paediatrics in Hanoi and the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome are actually working together for Vietnamese children.

The “Vespa for Children” first project provides for a new medical program set up in the most important children’s hospital in Vietnam, to help children suffering from complex urological pathologies.

“Vespa for Children” is a humanitarian initiative by Piaggio Group that coordinates charitable social projects providing welfare and medical aid for children in the emerging countries.

The two hospitals have been cooperating for more than five years, sharing and developing technical and scientific expertise in medical fields , such as cardiac surgery and urological surgery. Many children suffering from heart disease have been transferred in Rome for surgery, and returned to their families in good health.
Speaking about the initiative Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno said:

“We have set up the ‘Vespa for Children’ project as a way to support younger generations who are the future and the hope of the world. Vespa stands for quality of life, in Italy and around the world, for reasons over and beyond the scooter’s style or the new fuel-efficient low-emission engines we have developed. This scooter is fun to look at, to own and to ride. As I often say, people riding a Vespa through the city have a smile on their faces.”

 

“Through this initiative, I hope that Vespa can give many children and their families a new reason to smile”.

The cooperation program aim at clinical treatment, assistance, training and education. 2.000 patients have the possibility of urological assistance and surgery, dialysis and treatment for chronic kidney disease.

 

 

Scientific competences have been shared and the Vietnamese personnel has been involved in a theoretical and practical training program.

4k the Hard Way – The Vespa Adventure

The Lone Ranger dismounted from his horse to ride a Vespa!

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+1  Vespa Miles

13 Nov 2014

He has been the Lone Ranger in 2013, both the Winklevoss twins in the 2010 film The Social Network, Clyde Tolson in J. Edgar (2011) and Prince Andrew Alcott in Mirror Mirror (2012).

On January actor Armie Hammer and seven of his friends, including his wife Elizabeth Chambers, have started a ride across the United States on Vespa. The group taked eight Vespa LX 150s from Los Angeles, California, to Key West, Florida.

The trip, having the name 4k the Hard Way—The Vespa Adventure, covered 4,000 miles and took almost three weeks.
Neither snow nor altitude had stopped the crew!

 

“Day 5: Tonight's fear is camping at 6000+ ft on a mountain with snow. It will be a below freezing night”.

The mere fact of being on Vespa drove these friends to follow out  their epic ride.
The adventure was chronicled by a Vespa film crew for a documentary. Hammer provided also daily updates about his journey on Facebook (thevespaadventure).
He wrote about food, friends, landscapes and that kind of feeling that marks every Vespa trip: the feeling of being in touch with nature and your inner self.

Armie and his travel buddies went through seven states and finally rode barefoot and camped on the beach in Florida (“Where we're going, we don't need roads...or shoes”).

It wasn’t only a journey. It was a ride toward freedom and self-knowledge.

On day 12 Dewitt made his proposal to Alison: that was a very special moment! What better time than during a Vespa adventure!

Armie wrote:

“Day 12:
Congratulations to our fellow journeyman Dewitt Corrigan for, ‘putting a ring on it!’ Alison Rodman and you make a terrific couple. Thanks for including us in your adventure”.

So an happy married life to them!

We wish you all to live an adventure like that one of Hammer and his friends.


It’s a matter of fact: Vespa keeps inspiring so many good feelings and thoughts!

Their adventure came to an end but to say it with Hammer’s words, it was an “Adventure of a lifetime”.

 

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