Great participation in the Italic Forum in Rome, for Tennis & Friends – Health and Sport, the social project that promotes free prevention and health promotion through Sport. Today, volunteer medical specialists have carried out over 500 free specialist visits and screenings as part of the health programs organized in collaboration with the Institute of Sports Medicine of Sport and Health SpA Tennis & Friends has also supported the fundraising campaign of the Italian Red Cross for the Ukraine emergency. Many ambassadors took to the field for prevention starting from the first match in which Vito Cozzoli and Vincent Candela vs Tathiana Garbin and Stefano Meloccaro competed; protagonist of the tournament the young Italian champion Lorenzo Musetti paired with Filippo Volandri vs Paolo Bonolis and Anastasia Burnett. The sponsors Valmora and Eny Jule presented the cups to the winners of the tournament and to follow Eleonora Daniele moderated the round table dedicated to sport and health, attended by Vito Cozzoli, president of Sport e Salute SpA, Antonio Pelliccia, specialist in cardiovascular diseases and health director of the Institute of Sports Medicine of Sport and Health SpA, Francesco Vaia, health director of INMI Lazzaro Spallanzani, Federico Vigevano, director of the Pediatric Department of the Bambin Gesù Hospital, Giorgio Meneschincheri, president of Friends for Health Onlus and Adriana Bonifacino, head of the Senology Unit Sant’Andrea and president of IncontraDonna.Veronica Maya, godmother of Tennis & Friends, together with the institutions and authorities present, started the ribbon cutting; present Nicola Zingaretti, president of the Lazio Region, Alessandro Onorato, councilor for Major Events, Sport and Tourism of Rome Capital, Ignazio Schintu, director of operations, emergencies and relief efforts of the Italian Red Cross, Angelo Binaghi, president of the Italian Tennis Federation, Vito Cozzoli , president and managing director of Salute e Sport SpA, Giovanni Malagò, president of Coni. Nicola Pietrangeli, honorary president of the event and ambassador of the world of tennis, and professor Giorgio Meneschincheri, president of Friends For Health Onlus. Then other ambassadors for prevention took to the field for the Celebrities Vintage Match which saw Max Giusti play as a couple. with Paolo Calabresi vs Nastassja Burnett and Emanuela Dolcenera. This was followed by the delivery of the cups by the Ania Foundation and Copag Then the round table “Meet the doctors” took place, moderated by Veronica Maya, attended by Raffaella Spada, Andrea Serdoz, Maria Rosaria Squeo and Erika Lemme. Following the Celebration of the world day of the Italian Red Cross and the Red Crescent in the presence of Ignazio Schintu, director of operations, emergencies and relief efforts of the Red Cross who told his experience and the work lived on the front line, on the territories currently affected by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict from which he has just returned. “Attending an event like Tennis & Friends, where people’s health and well-being are at the center of everything, and go hand in hand with sporting passion is fundamental. It is important, in fact, that the world of sport, in this case that of tennis close to me, meets that of prevention. Tennis & Friends, an event that has been working in prevention for over 10 years with free screening and checks, manages to entice , with its special ‘format’ where fun, prevention and sport, which are the cornerstones of the event, the many visitors who every year, numerous, participate in this This event where not only sports personalities but also the highest institutions participate and support this important initiative, conceived by the founder, Giorgio Meneschincheri “, declared the Italian tennis talent Lorenzo Musetti, who at only 20 years old, boasts the 51st as best ranking position. “The number of people that Tennis & Friends manages to aggregate between health, sport and cultural figures amazes, excites and fills with satisfaction. Thanks to the institutions that participate every year and support our project in which prevention is the absolute protagonist. Together with Roma Capitale and the Lazio Region, we are developing a specific project for schools: sport is health and being able to bring it to I and II level schools is essential to train not only the mind but also the body of the younger generations. . ” Giorgio Meneschincheri, president of Friends For Health Onlus. “” I have not missed one, of the Tennis & Friends event. I am happy that this extraordinary ‘tradition’ has been going on for over 10 years. But the thing that surprises me the most is how year after year the following for this event that combines health and sport is getting higher and higher. Obviously I am very proud of this since there is a clear purpose for everyone. There is a real mission that gives even more credibility to the tournament. I feel proud both for the place and because Tennis & Friends are linked to the world of sport and above all because thanks to Tennis & Friends the theme of prevention is becoming more and more central and its importance is becoming an awareness for everyone “, he said. Giovanni Malagò, president of Coni. “Tennis & Friends is an initiative that is particularly close to our hearts and that we have always supported with passion and enthusiasm, hosting it as part of the International BNL of Italy. We are perfectly aware of how important it is to promote the concept that sports prevention and practice are fundamental for the health of citizens Sports activity contributes to a correct lifestyle, both in the training phase and in adulthood and also plays a significant role in terms of prevention. Thanks to its original format and the participation of many stars of sport and entertainment, Tennis & Friends represents a manifestation ideal for conveying an important message for each of us “, added Angelo Binaghi, president of the Italian Tennis Federation.” Tennis & Friends is an unmissable event. It is an event that promotes the culture of prevention, a pillar of the health system and which, today more than ever, must be at the center of everyone’s attention. After the difficulties linked to the pandemic, it is necessary to strongly relaunch the screening activities and an event like this that allows citizens to have free access to checkups becomes even more important, because at the same time it promotes, thanks to the many related initiatives, a a broad awareness campaign aimed at citizens of all ages. Finally, I believe that adopting correct lifestyles, in a magical synergy between sport and health, is the best precaution for any type of pathology. Let’s be careful, therefore, and above all we always carry out the recommended checks, underlined Nicola Zingaretti, president of the Lazio Region. “Sport is a great aggregation factor but it is above all nice to see how it is a vehicle to stimulate prevention in an increasingly hectic life, sometimes checks and check ups are unfortunately put aside and in fact this initiative is so meritorious because regardless from their economic conditions to take care of themselves. This is why Roma Capitale is close to the initiative, supports it and is implementing an experimental project with the Lazio Region to bring sport into schools in a serious and planned manner with a tournament of ideas and planning to involve the children of elementary, middle and high schools “, said Alessandro Onorato – Councilor for Major Events, Sport and Tourism of Rome Capital.” We are happy to host at the Foro Italico, during the International Bnl of Italy, the extraordinary campaign for health prevention ‘Tennis & Friends’ which has been obtaining excellent results for several years, sensitizing the population to adopt correct lifestyles through the promotion of sport in the sense of well-being, health, prevention and a healthier life “, said the president of Sport e Salute SpA, Vito Cozzoli, stressing that “sport is health”. “I say this every year. Tennis & Friends is something immense. Thanks to this event conceived a by Professor Giorgio Meneschincheri, prevention is finally within everyone’s reach. I also thank you for the Special Edition ‘vintage’ version in my honor. I am very proud to be part of this great family that is Tennis & Friends “, concluded Nicola Pietrangeli, honorary president of the event and ambassador of the world of tennis. Tennis & Friends will continue its commitment in Turin, from 16 to 18 September, where will be present as Official Charity of the Nitto ATP Finals and in Rome, from 7 to 9 October, for the 12th edition of the event.
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