DLA Piper is providing pro bono support to the Austrian breast health foundation, which focuses on independent breast cancer research.
DLA Piper’s support includes, in particular, pro bono legal advice provided by a team led by Vienna Partners Christoph Mager and Elisabeth Stichmann, who have been supporting the Austrian breast health foundation since its establishment in 2003. Christoph Mager has been acting as a board member of the foundation since 2008.
According to DLA, "apart from pro bono legal advice, the law firm also supports the foundation in its efforts to raise donations for the funding of breast cancer research. In early March 2017 DLA Piper hosted a 'Life Science Cocktail' in cooperation with the Austrian breast health foundation at the Skybar, an exclusive rooftop bar in the heart of Vienna. The event which was attended by approximately 100 guests from the business community and public institutions was utilized to promote awareness for breast health and a call for donations to the foundation. The event was also supported by well-known Austrian artists, singer Barbara Wallner and pianist Bela Koreny, who performed chansons for the guests."
"The Austrian breast health foundation's work is extremely important," said Christoph Mager. "A great number of scientific research projects in Austria were initiated, implemented and supported with proceeds of the foundation and donations in the past. All of them serve the purpose of achieving the foundation's vision: that nobody has to die of breast cancer anymore by the year 2030. We are happy that we can support the Austrian breast health foundation on its way to achieve that vision."