In April 1991, FXB launched “Les Rêves de François-Xavier” (François-Xavier’s Dreams) in Switzerland. Its objective is to make dreams come true for children living in Switzerland who are suffering from serious illness or whose health has been severely affected by an accident. This program aims to offer them a moment of magic to help them fight the disease and tolerate very heavy treatments.
In 1992, FXB also organized a summer camp in Crans-Montana in Valais, Switzerland, for 30 children who were suffering from leukemia or cancer as a result of the Chernobyl disaster and were undergoing treatment at the hospital in Minsk, Belarus. A kindergarten had also been fully equipped in Minsk. To finance this operation, FXB organized and hosted a football match in Sion between former stars of the football world, including former stars of the Swiss national football team.
FXB in action
Since its creation, FXB has received a large number of requests: swimming with dolphins, visiting a firehouse, meeting a movie star, adopting an animal, visiting a country or attending a World Cup game.
These wishes must be approved by a doctor and remain within the realm of the possible. Entirely financed by contributions from “Friends of FXB”, these “Dreams” are also supported by a network of people who are committed to making these children’s dreams come true.