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21 May May 2014 1229 3 years ago

The value of a gift, Get your Spire and AIDO Milano in the square on 31 May

Veneranda Fabbrica and AIDO (the Italian Association for Donation of Organs, Tissues and Cells) – Gruppo Speciale Milano join forces in a shared fund-raising project

On Organ Donation Day, scheduled for 31 May 2014, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, in collaboration with the Gruppo Speciale Milano of AIDO (the Italian Association for Donation of Organs, Tissues and Cells), will set up a stand in Piazza Duomo, to inaugurate their joint fund-raising project Get your Spire for organ donors with AIDO Milano.

Donating organs is the most significant gesture by which we can show sensitivity to others and generously share, the highest example of the capacity of humans of all times to make a gift of themselves.

The Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo has always considered promotion of sharing and giving to be an indispensable part of its history. Indeed, the Cathedral is the result of a the contributions of a people who, generation after generation, have donated a great artistic and religious heritage to the city and to the world. The Duomo is a living organism, which for centuries has been nourished by the joys and suffering of Milan, and speaks a universal language, based on acceptance and generosity. The themes of sharing and giving have likewise characterised AIDO's activities over the past forty years.

The Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo and AIDO Milano, due to their shared values, have decided to organise a stand in Piazza del Duomo to tell everyone about their day-by-day commitment, and raise funds to support the restoration of the Cathedral and AIDO's projects, which aim to promote the culture of organ, tissue and cell donation.

All those wishing to take part in the initiative should save the date: 31 May 2014 in Piazza Duomo. The stand will be set up on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele side of the Cathedral, next to the entrance to the stairs leading up to Terraces of the Duomo, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. On the day, it will be possible to make donations to Get your Spire for organ donors with AIDO Milano, offering half of the sums to the Association's projects.

The funds collected for restoration of the Cathedral will be used to restore the one hundred and thirty five spires of the Duomo, especially that of St. Cyprian, a saint with thaumaturgic powers, located on the North side of the Cathedral, and chosen as the official spire for the project.

Donations may be made:

• In cash, throughout the day on 31 May
or by
• Post Office Giro Account: no. 00332205 payable to Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano. Payment reference: “Get your Spire for organ donors with AIDO Milano
• Bank Transfer: payable to Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano - Banca Intesa San Paolo SpA – IBAN: IT73N0306901629100000064454 
– BIC: BCITITMM. payment reference:“Get your Spire for organ donors with AIDO Milano
• Non transferable banker's cheque made out to Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
• Credit card or PayPal.

The fund-raising project will continue for a year after 31 May 2014, to continue to underline the importance of donations, for Milan and for the world, under the watchful eyes of the Madonnina.
For any other information, visit the websites: www.adottaunaguglia.duomomilano.it

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