Palsgaard donates USD 100,000 to CTDUCA to help people suffering from Down’s Syndrome
11. November 2013, Mette Dal Steffensen
Today, during the visit of Royal Highnesses Crown Prince
Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Chairman Birger Brix
on behalf of Palsgaard A/S and Miguel Hidalgo on behalf of
Palsgaard Mexico donated USD 100,000 to CTDUCA, a foundation
dedicated to the integral development of people with Trisomy 21,
also known as Down's Syndrome
Since 2010, Palsgaard Mexico has been partnering with CTDUCA, an
organization dedicated to help children and adults with Down's
syndrome to improve their metabolism and learning abilities to have
a better quality of life. Research shows that children with Down's
syndrome often suffer intolerance to some food products. This means
that their ability to digest sufficient quantity of the special
nutrients is limited.
The Palsgaard Mexico research team has succeeded in developing a
food complement called "T2", based on suppressing some foods that
could represent a potential source of allergy or food sensitivity,
and provide essential nutrients to support nutritional
intervention, promoting the absorption and assimilation of elements
necessary for the production and activation of
And the results have been significant: Palsgaard in connection
with the University of México, the University of San Luis Potosí,
the Ibero-American University, the COPOCYT, the CONACYT and parents
have done clinical studies, cognitive, biomedical, ethnological and
physiological, which have shown that regular consumption of the
food complement "T2" improves cognitive ability as well as
psychological and social well-being.
"Already in 1908, long before "Corporate Social Responsibility"
was conceptualized; Palsgaard's founder Einar Viggo Schou
emphasized the importance of acting responsible and caring towards
the company's employees and families - and the importance of
stretching this responsibility into society. Therefore it
feels natural for us to support CTDUCA in the work done on behalf
of the Down's population and contribute in their project of
building the University of the Independent Life and we are happy to
see the progress demonstrated in our joint efforts" says Chairman
Mr. Birger Brix.
The donation took place at a ceremony on 11 November at CTDUCA
during the visit of Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.