GENEVA, Switzerland — Romain Grosjean, French-Swiss professional racing driver competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for 2021 has announced his support for the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making Foundation which supports the work of the World Health Organization (WHO). Grosjean will race with the WHO Foundation logo prominently displayed on his race suit and helmet this year.
“I am proud to support the important work of the WHO Foundation and WHO. Global health matters now more than ever and I am excited to use my voice to help raise awareness for key health issues of our time,” Grosjean noted.
After recovering from a devastating crash at the Formula 1 World Championship race at the Bahrain International Circuit in November, Grosjean is determined to support critical health priorities including the global response to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Grosjean understands first-hand the importance of safety and resilience and is teaming up with the WHO Foundation to promote preparedness activities that ensure health for all.
“Grosjean is an inspiration to anyone who faces a challenge. We are thrilled to share his incredible reach and unique story with the WHO Foundation community to help engage the world of sports in global health priorities.” says Anil Soni, chief executive officer of the WHO Foundation.
On April 6, 2021, International Day of Sports for Peace & Development, Grosjean and Soni partook in an Instagram live hosted by WHO to discuss sports, community, global health, vaccine equity and the path ahead of us.
Grosjean will be supporting the WHO Foundation in their upcoming vaccine equity campaign by amplifying key messages and encouraging his community to participate in the global fight to end the pandemic.