After making donations for coronavirus relief, Ralph Lauren has announced that it will be taking a further stand against coronavirus pandemic by by supporting cancer patients and frontline medical staff in affected European countries.

Over last 20 years, Lauren has supported the fight against cancer with its charitable donations and fundraising initiatives. Now, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation teamed with leading cancer centers to help provide institutions with research laboratories, as well as aid the development of diagnostic tests to detect the coronavirus in both patients and frontline medical staff.

 

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We recognize with deep gratitude the extraordinary courage and contributions of frontline workers around the world. To help protect them and the many other heroes on our front lines, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation has partnered with the @CFDA Foundation to donate 250,000 masks and 25,000 isolation gowns. These past two weeks, we have transformed part of our supply chain to start manufacturing machine-washable masks and isolation gowns with several of our factory partners in the U.S. We will start delivering these masks and gowns this week. Thank you to our teams, our suppliers, and the many others who have helped make this project possible. To find out how you can also take action and support health workers on the front lines, visit www.frontlinehealthworkers.org/world-health-worker-week #WHWWeek

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Lauren will also be helping to source medical devices that have been used throughout the pandemic and shall be launching a fundraising appeal to further help the institutions. The institutions are: Instituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO) in Italy; The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in the UK;  Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) in Spain; Gustave Roussy in France and Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) in Germany. 

Over 130,000 pieces of loungewear will also be donated to patients and frontline medical staff at the mentioned medical institutions.