In April 1991, FXB launched the Dreams of François-Xavier program, which aims to fulfill the dreams of seriously ill or injured children living in Switzerland. The program offers sick children a “magic moment” to help them fight diseases and tolerate treatment, which can be extremely harrowing. Since its creation, FXB has received a huge variety of requests through the major hospitals in Switzerland. Some of these requests include swimming with dolphins, paying a visit to a fire station, meeting a celebrity, adopting a pet, visiting Rome or attending a World Cup match. The program is entirely financed by private contributions from individual donors loyal to FXB. The “magic moments” are realized thanks to a network of people who are committed to making children’s dreams become a reality.
As part of the Dreams of François-Xavier program, FXB established a holiday camp in 1992 in Crans-Montana in Valais, Switzerland, for 30 children receiving treatment at the Minsk Hospital in Belarus. These children were suffering from leukemia or cancer as a result of the Chernobyl disaster. To finance this operation, FXB organized and hosted a football match in Sion between retired football stars and members of the Swiss National Soccer team. Since then, many children have benefitted from the Dreams of François-Xavier program.