The IASF intends to dedicate its first fundraiser – carried out through the Benefit Gala Dinner that will take place on November 4th, 2021, at the Eataly Downtown – to the “Disabled No Limits” Foundation run by Giusy Versace and its signature initiative “Together for Sport.”

The project aims to offer individuals with disabilities, in Italy, through sports practice, a more autonomous life, facilitating a more confident existence without limitations.  For this reason, it will use the most advanced technology in terms of aids and prostheses.  Currently, these aids are neither provided for nor reimbursed by the National Health System in Italy.

We are convinced that in Italy, we need greater communication – in our case accompanied by authentic and personal examples – relevant both to the benefits of sports practice for disabled people and related to the accessibility of high-tech prosthetic aids.

THE PROJECT “Together for Sport” is a traveling project.

A theory of minivans, buses, and trucks will create, in five Italian regional capitals, days dedicated to sport “in the square” or within sports facilities such as stadiums, palaces, gyms, and sports associations.

During the “Together for Sport” events, there will be numerous demonstrations of Paralympic sports. The public will be allowed to test the aids with which athletes with disabilities practice these sports.

Giusy Versace will demonstrate how she switches from her “casual feet” to her “running feet” and will run alongside those who test the prosthetic aids.

The project aims to offer individuals with disabilities, in Italy, through sports practice, a more autonomous life, facilitating a more confident existence without limitations.  For this reason, it will use the most advanced technology in terms of aids and prostheses.  Currently, these aids are neither provided for nor reimbursed by the National Health System in Italy.

We are convinced that in Italy, we need greater communication – in our case accompanied by authentic and personal examples – relevant both to the benefits of sports practice for disabled people and related to the accessibility of high-tech prosthetic aids.

THE PROJECT “Together for Sport” is a traveling project.

A theory of minivans, buses, and trucks will create, in five Italian regional capitals, days dedicated to sport “in the square” or within sports facilities such as stadiums, palaces, gyms, and sports associations.

During the “Together for Sport” events, there will be numerous demonstrations of Paralympic sports. The public will be allowed to test the aids with which athletes with disabilities practice these sports.

Giusy Versace will demonstrate how she switches from her “casual feet” to her “running feet” and will run alongside those who test the prosthetic aids.

Stages

Palermo, Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan

ITALY

Timing

Spring 2022

ITALY

Objectives

The mission of the project is:

Above all, make known and offer people with disabilities the opportunity to try the advanced technological aids -for free -that allow you to practice sports disciplines naturally and more confidently: prostheses designed for sport, basketball wheelchairs, hand bikes, and much more.

This innovative service does not currently exist in Italy, and because of the high cost of custom prostheses, it is generally discouraged.

Promote Paralympic sports in key Italian cities to bring people with disabilities, especially children and kids, closer to the world of sport.

If made possible by the fundraiser, donate prostheses and aids to children and young people in extreme need and/or extreme talent.

The mission of the project is:

Above all, make known and offer people with disabilities the opportunity to try the advanced technological aids -for free -that allow you to practice sports disciplines naturally and more confidently: prostheses designed for sport, basketball wheelchairs, hand bikes, and much more.

This innovative service does not currently exist in Italy, and because of the high cost of custom prostheses, it is generally discouraged.

Promote Paralympic sports in key Italian cities to bring people with disabilities, especially children and kids, closer to the world of sport.

If made possible by the fundraiser, donate prostheses and aids to children and young people in extreme need and/or extreme talent.

The Foundation, born in Milan in 2011 by Giusy Versace from an idea to provide advanced and accessible technology, aims to give back to all people with disabilities a more autonomous life by donating aids.  To date, it has not been provided by the National Health System (NHS). The Onlus raises funds to donate ultralight wheelchairs and carbon fiber prostheses for daily and sports activities supporting individuals in disadvantaged economic conditions.

It also organizes events to promote sports practice to allow the youngest to live their best life, looking at sport as therapy and a new life opportunity.