Once again, entertainment and solidarity came together in a unique event held on FRIDAY 7 JULY in the historic and stylish nightclub “Il Covo di Nord Est” in Santa Margherita Ligure. The “Amici del Centro Dino Ferrari” Association hosted a benefit evening to raise money for scientific research at the “Centro Dino Ferrari” in the Università degli Studi of Milan, IRCCS Foundation, Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico.
A fantastic number of guests were welcomed by President Marialuisa Trussardi and Vice President Manuela Consensi Dini, including: the Mayor of Santa Margherita Paolo Donadoni, Cesare Castelbarco, Daniele Crippa, Maria Rizzotti, Adriano and Laura Teso, Pupi Solari, David Pambianco, Arturo Artom, Marta Brivio Sforza, Bruno Tronchetti Provera, General Mauro del Vecchio and Anna Repellini, Michele Canepa, Gianna Ratti, Maurizio Del Tenno and many other good friends.
From the aperitif on the beach at sunset, through dinner hosted by restaurant Zeffirino di Genova and late into night, the fantastic Swing Band “Free Shots” performed the best- known hits of recent years in Great Gatsby style. The evening culminated with disco music from the 70s and 80s which had the guests up on their feet dancing, with no inhibitions to be seen.
Thanks go to the evening’s scientific sponsor Studio Associato Acerbi, il Covo di Nord Est for their generous hospitality and Zeffirino, the Cantina Villa Capodaglio and Ferrari Trento. Thanks to Laura Teso, Alessandro Acerbi and Mariella Ortigara for their help in organising the event. Thanks also to those who donated prizes for the charity draw: Anadél, Crystal Couture Milano, Emme Erre, Istituto Image, l’Astemia Pentita, Missoni, Ottica Sottile, Rosantica and Trussardi. Thanks to ARVAL and all the generous benefactors who got involved, we can support the Centre’s research work in the field of neuromuscular disease (Muscular Dystrophy) and neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s Disease, disease Alzheimer’s, Lateral Amiotrophic Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy).