W ramach 31. Finału WOŚP zarejestrowaliśmy już
39 467 wolontariuszy
Foundation

Feel the heart beating in Łódź

2022-10-11 10:33:53

Today, at 16:00 Jurek Owsiak took part in a grand opening of a 3.5-meter high mirror sculpture of a heart in Łódź, in the square recently named after the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation.

 

Installation of the sculpture, photo: Łódź Town Hall

 

After a long journey, the great silver heart reached its final destination in Łódź, a city located in central Poland, to grace one of the city's main squares. The sculpture was produced in China, by the Sino Sculpture Group. The artists are famous for their projects in New York and Los Angeles.

 
 
Jurek Owsiak, the Chairman of the Board of the GOCC Foundation, together with the GOCC Collection Centres Staff, took part in the grand opening of the new landmark on the map of Łódź. The event was attended by the representatives of the local authorities.
 
 
The stainless steel sculpture was mirror polished in a way that you can see your reflection on the seamless surface of the heart. Thanks to the special technique of installing the artwork, it seems that it emerges straight from the ground. 
 
 
Jurek Owsiak at the ceremony in Łódź
 
 
After the ceremony, Jurek Owsiak gave Mr Jarosław Peczka, the owner of the Bio-Gen company, a Gold Heart. Mr Peczka won the bidding for the Gold Heart during the 30th Grand Finale, offering PLN 777 777. Bio-Gen is a company that has been a great supporter of the GOCC Foundation and Łódź Collection Centres for years.  
 
 
The GOCC Foundation Square is the only place in Łódź named after the Foundation. However, there is also the GOCC wall painting on Dormitory no 7 of the University of Łódź, ul. Strajku Łódzkich Studentów w 1981r. Moreover, there are the GOCC Central Laboratory for Genetic Research in Paediatric Oncology (ONCOLAB), and the GOCC Paediatrics, Oncology, Haematology and Diabetology Clinic based in Łódź. 
 
 
 
Discover the places named by the GOCC!
Similar Stories
2022-01-27 23:03:46

Campaign "See the light"

The jubilee, 30th Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is dedicated to the purchase of medical equipment to ensure the highest standards of diagnostics and treatment of eyesight in children. We know how important early diagnostics really is, so we want to ensure that children in Poland gain access to free eyesight screening tests.

2022-06-14 15:24:23

The most expensive device in the history of the GOCC will be launched next week

The digital PET-CT scanner is a device which allows highly accurate and detailed imaging of tumour foci in children bodies. This equipment purchased by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation for nearly PLN 16 mln is the most expensive machine in the history of the GOCC.

2022-01-27 23:39:00

What is the date, objective and how to support Grand Finale?

In case you were still wondering what we are all about, how to support us and when exactly does the Grand Finale fundraiser takes place - we've got you covered. Read on to find out all about the upcoming 30th Grand Finale fundraiser.

2022-02-16 13:25:22

Because we care

We all know that love, rather than time, is the best healer when it comes to children's medicine. We decided to prioritize the comfort of parents and guardians staying with their children and donated 5 395 recliners for almost PLN 10,9 million.