Lambertz commits to provide funding for research to combat AIDS especially in Africa by supporting education and prevention methods. Lambertz specifically seeks to support education campaigns, early diagnosis, advisory and adoption service for HIV/AIDS infected orphans. Furthermore, Lambertz supports AIDS prevention education and awareness for young people who are drug users or former prisoners. Therefore Lambertz funds the organizations amfAR and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Lambertz further commits to donate a fixed part of its profits to support the German Stroke Foundation. The German Stroke Foundation aims to prevent strokes as well as improve medical care for stroke patients.
The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is one of the world's leading non-profit organizations which supports innovative research to combat and prevent HIV/AIDS. Founded in the mid 80s by AIDS researchers, amfAR, is supported by voluntary donations of foundations, enterprises, and private individuals including numerous celebrities such as Elisabeth Taylor.
Over the course of its 20-year history, amfAR has invested nearly $250 million in its programs, spawning numerous significant advances in HIV prevention, treatment and care. These accomplishments have helped extend, improve, and save the lives of countless people around the world living with HIV/AIDS or those who are vulnerable to HIV infection.
Major achievements include:
- New Treatments
- Clinical studies
- Public policy
- Information and education
Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker, sole owner of Lambertz Group, supports amfAR through monetary donations, as well as active participation in the organization's charity events, lending his contacts and friendship with numerous celebrities to call attention to the organization and help raise additional funds for its work. Dr. Bühlbecker is a member of the benefit commission that organizes every year the 'Cinema Against AIDS' event at the Cannes Film Festival, a benefit supporting amfAr which has become one of the most famous charity institutions at the Festival. Over the years, over $19 Million have been raised in Cannes for this cause.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation was founded in 1992 by Elton John and his partner John Furnish. With a wide range of services, the Elton John AIDS Foundation supports men, women, children, young persons, minorities and families who are endangered by AIDS or who are already HIV-infected. Together with other celebrities such as David and Victoria Beckham, Rod Steward, Liz Hurley and Ivana Trump, Dr. Bühlbecker donates and collects money to support the foundation.
EJAF has raised over $125 million to support more than 4,000 programs in 55 countries around the globe, making it one of the 20 largest private philanthropic HIV/AIDS grant-making organizations.
'Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe' (The German Stroke Foundation) was founded in 1993 by Mrs. Liz Mohn, wife of the entrepreneur and founder of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Reinhard Mohn, following Mrs. Mohn's own experience with a case of a stroke patient in her own family. The non-profit and independent foundation seeks to prevent strokes and to improve the medical care for stroke patients. The foundation's services include information dissemination, education and counselling as well as support for research. It coordinates activities around the different facets of strokes nationally and internationally, and furthermore connects and supports model projects. Lambertz donates money to help realize the foundation's goals.