By: Zhong Min Peng and Henning Sandberg Okholm
The Elsass Foundation works to improve opportunities for people with Cerebral Palsy and their relatives. This must be done across a broad front – from research on the dissemination of contemporary knowledge to direct support to institutions, associations and the individual. The Elsass Foundation was established in 1975 by a gift from Helene Elsass, who himself had CP. Since its inception, the Elsass Foundation has made significant traces in many areas of the CP world and made a difference for numerous children and young people with CP.
Astrid Semens Lorenzen says:
“There is a societal expectation that everyone is available. This expectation must also apply to disabled people. If we like it. Take an education, and we also want to be able to contribute and be considered resources, and not just a burden for society“
H.R.H. Princess Benedikte presented Helene Elsass the prize at the Elsass Foundation. Holmegårdsvej 28, Charlottenlund, kl. 14.00. March 4, 2019.
The award went to Astrid Semens Lorenzen and Pauline Sonne-Schmidt
Helene Elsass Prize is founded with the purpose of recognizing individuals, organizations or institutions that have made a special effort for people with Cerebral Palsy. Princess Benedikte is the patron of the Elsass Foundation.
Photographer: Zhong Min Peng