Italy and AIRC 2016

Posted by International Inner Wheel | Nov 14, 2016 |

Inner Wheel Italy and AIRC – Award ceremony at the “Quirinale Palace ” in Rome

The National Council of Italy has been supporting research in favour of AIRC (Italian Association for Cancer Research) in the field of paediatric cancer for many years, since 2011-2012 when, during the presidency of Anna Maria Oberto Danesi, it was decided to support a service in favour of AIRC. The initiative was followed by the Presidents of the National Council of Italy who succeeded her: Mirella Ceni Porrazzini (2013-2014), Margherita Fenudi Accardo (2014-2015), Gabriella Bottigelli Ceriani (2015-2016) and by this Inner Wheel year’s President Alessandra Colcelli Gasperini. On October 24th 2016, the President of the National Council of Italy, Alessandra Colcelli Gasperini , was invited to attend the annual ceremony in honour of AIRC held at “Quirinale Palace”, the Italian Republic President’s residence.
President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and Alessandra Colcelli Gasperini holding the award plaque
In the presence of the Ministry of Health Beatrice Lorenzin, the President of the Senate of the Italian Republic Piero Grasso, the President of the Constitutional Court, Paolo Grosso, numerous statesmen, public and Government authorities, the General Manager of AIRC, Dr. Niccolò Contucci , AIRC Committees Coordinator Dr. Jonas Maniaz and a large audience, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, presented Alessandra Colcelli Gasperini, President of Inner Wheel National Council of Italy, with an award consisting in a plaque in recognition of the highly commendable commitment of Inner Wheel Italy to sustain AIRC research to fight against paediatric cancer. This award is the result of the commitment of the above mentioned Presidents of the National Council of Italy.
 The Ministry of Health Beatrice Lorenzin and  Alessandra Colcelli Gasperini NC President
President Sergio Mattarella and Alessandra Colcelli Gasperini  NC President  Dr. Jonas Maniaz and NC President Alessandra Colcelli Gasperini
The National Council and all Italian Inner Wheel Members are very proud for this important award.
The Plaque