Fondazione Telethon Italia
celebrates its 25th Anniversary
A marathon of solidarity conducted thanks to Italian generosity: a special edition of a popular quiz show closed the week long fundraising campaign broadcast on Italian national TV and radio networks (RAI).
Almost $39,000,000 were raised through telephone and on-line donations, the distribution of heart-shaped chocolates at hundreds of volunteer-run stalls in Italian squares and thorough partner companies events.
Also lending its support to Fondazione Telethon Italia the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, who sent a personal video message to Italian citizens.
The real stars of this edition of the marathon, together with many TV, cinema, music and sports personalities, were families, children and researchers, who reminded viewers and listeners of the importance of scientific research for diseases that are often forgotten.
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