Valeria Mazza


Special Olympics

Hospital Universitario Austral

Since she was a child, Valeria Mazza has participated in humanitarian actions. At the age 13 she became part of the Special Olympics Argentina and organized several events in benefit of this sports organization.

10 years supporting Hospital Universitario Austral

Valeria Mazza is the godmather to the pediatric floor of the Hospital Universitario Austral and for 6 consecutive years she has organized galas whose purpose is charitable fundraising to expand the pediatric floor.

HUA pediatric emergencies receive about 80,000 children per year. About a third of the patients are from poor families. Hospital Universitario Austral is a private non-profit clinic dedicated to care, education and biomedical research. The pediatric floor was opened in September 2006 and is equipped with an Intensive Pediatric Unit, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Marrow Transplantation. Nevertheless it still needs more equipment and more beds to receive the increasing demand of patients from Buenos Aires, other cities in Argentina and from Paraguay and Bolivia as well.