AIL Poinsettias RETURN to over 4,300 Italian squares: from 3 to 5 December, those who pay a minimum membership fee of 12 euros to the Italian association against leukemia, lymphomas and myeloma, will receive the traditional Christmas star. The initiative, now in its 33rd edition, has made it possible over many years to raise funds for the financing of research and assistance projects, and has contributed to publicizing progress in the treatment of blood cancers.
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Where to find the Poinsettias
To find out in which squares to find AIL volunteers with Christmas Stars, visit the website www.ail.it, download the “AIL Eventi” app, or call 06.70386060. Furthermore, from 6 December until Christmas, it will also be possible to collect the association’s Christmas tree from one of the more than 400 Faxiflora florists active in some Italian provinces. And also this year you will be able to receive the sweet star “Chocolate dreams”, very fine milk and dark chocolate with Piedmont IGP hazelnuts, again with a donation of 12 euros. While, on ailshop.it, with a contribution of 10 euros, the “Star of Wishes” Cruciani C for AIL will be available: a bracelet in two colors, sandalwood and silver black, made with an embroidery frame and composed of a succession of five stylized stars that recall the association’s Christmas symbol for the fight against blood cancers.
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For AIL it is important to continue on this path and reach new goals to make these diseases more and more curable. Last year, despite the difficulties and limits imposed by the Covid-19 emergency, 249,523 plants were distributed in 1,753 distribution points for a total of 4,529,617 euros. The association, which has 82 provincial sections and 15,000 volunteers, uses what it collects to finance research, organize home care services for adults and children, social welfare services, build lodging houses close to the major Hematology Centers, support the costs to create or renovate clinics, hospital wards and purchase technologically advanced equipment, finance health personnel, schools and play areas in hospitals for hospitalized children and young people.