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The Prize

Take home this Italy Paralympic team jersey beloning to Paralympian athlete Giusy Versace. 

Giusy Versace has signed the jersey, making it unique.

Born in Reggio Calabria on May 20, 1977, she lived in the city until she was twenty. On August 22, 2005 she had a terrible car accident in which she lost both legs. In 2010 she started running with carbon implants and became the first Italian runner in history with a bilateral amputation. In 7 years she achieved 11 Italian titles and broke several national records in the 60, 100, 200 and 400 meters. She joined the Fiamme Azzurre sports group and in 2016 won her first international medals (European Championships: Silver in the 200m and Bronze in the 400m). In the same year she achieved her biggest success when she took part in the Rio Paralympics, reaching the final in the 200m race.

Since 2014 she has been the ambassador of "Save the Dream", the international campaign to promote sporting ethics among young people, together with other internationally renowned athletes. In the same year she won the 10th edition of Dancing with the Stars broadcast on Rai 1 and in 2015 made her presenting debut on television. Giusy is also involved in social work and in 2011 she founded the Disabili No Limits Onlus, a non-profit association created to give all people with disabilities a more independent life by providing support that, to date, is not provided by the National Health System (ASL).

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The Cause

“WE RUN TOGETHER – Supporting our team” is a sports initiative supporting two hospitals that have been at the heart of the fight against Covid-19, the Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo and the Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia. The funds raised from the auctions will go to the medical and nursing staff of these two hospitals that have tirelessly looked after Coronavirus patients in recent months.

This campaign has received the extraordinary support and blessing of Pope Francis who is actively involved in the initiative by donating some of his own personal highly valuable and prestigious sports items. Besides the Pope, many internationally renowned athletes, companies and sports clubs have joined the cause because we’re stronger together.

WE RUN TOGETHER is promoted and organized by four organizations that have always been committed to promoting the value of sport as a tool for inclusion, sharing, dialogue and peace. These organizations are:

  • Atheltica Vaticana, the first sports club in Vatican City
  • Sports group Fiamme Gialle (Guardia di Finanza)
  • “Cortile dei Gentili”, department of the Pontifical Council for Culture (VA) to promote dialogue between believers and non-believers
  •  FIDAL-Lazio, Lazio region Athletic Federation.

 

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Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
Item #P40472

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