„It is almost impossible to escape the terrible daily news which report on natural desasters, crises, war and terror. It may easily lead to the conclusion that one single person can do nothing about all this misery.
We should not allow such thoughts. A shrug of the shoulders is not the right reaction. Each one of us can make this a better world by helping others who are ill or disabled and who are in need through no fault of their own. Silently and disappointed they bear their misery. They are particularly dependent on our help. This is where the Franz Beckenbauer Foundation kicks in. Since 1982 a lot has been achieved but much more is needed - with your support. My plea: let us relieve the distress together!“