Riots: strong emotion after the fire of the “women’s heart bus”

Home Riots: strong emotion after the fire of the “women’s heart bus”
Written by Doug Hampton

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The medical community collapsed following the fire of the “Coeur des femmes bus”, Wednesday in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis), during the riots. The claim is not covered by the insurance of the association which manages the vehicle. A call for donations is launched.

Among the countless damage that France is experiencing following the riots after the death of Nahel, 17, in Nanterre on Tuesday June 27, there are some that are more revolting. This is particularly the case of the destruction by fire of the “women’s heart bus” which offers free medical screenings to women everywhere in France. It was totally destroyed by the flames during the riots in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis), Wednesday June 28.

“We are very moved and totally upset this morning after the fire of the women’s heart bus last night in Bobigny”, writes on the LinkedIn social network Claire Mounier-Vehier, cardiologist at the Lille University Hospital and co-founder of the association. Acting for women’s hearts.

“Our first instinct is to think of the women we should welcome. The sole objective of our initiative is to contribute to the good health of women, by helping them to take care of themselves. So, beyond emotion, we are more determined than ever to continue our action (…) We are going to rebuild, to be ready from September to continue our mission, we hope in a peaceful context”, she continues.

Call for donations for a new bus

On France 3, Marilucy Lopez Sublet, cardiologist specializing in high blood pressure, ambassador for Acting for Women’s Hearts, said she was “sorry and punished” recalling that the purpose of the bus volunteers is to bring well-being Women’s.

Unfortunately for the association, insurance does not cover this type of destruction linked to urban violence. Acting for the Heart of Women therefore hopes to quickly obtain a new bus to continue its action: “To put the bus back on the road and meet the women who are waiting for us from mid-September, we need your support. You can help us by donating online,” writes cardiologist Claire Mounier-Vehier.

A call for donations has been launched to put a new bus back on the road.

A call for donations has been launched to put a new bus back on the road.
Acting for the Hearts of Women

For 2 years, this bus has been criss-crossing France to screen for female cardiovascular diseases and raise awareness among all players in local health ecosystems. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death among women. Every day, 200 women die of cardiovascular disease in France.

At 6 p.m., this Sunday, July 2, just over 67,000 had been collected out of a target of 200,000 euros.

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