UniCamillus has taken part in and supported the Tennis & Friends ‒ Health and Sport project, which took place in Rome from 13th to 15th October at the Tennis Stadium, Foro Italico. The University had its own stand during the event.
The project was launched in 2011 by FRIENDS FOR HEALTH and over the years has involved numerous health professionals from other host regions, as well as the support of various Italian institutions and Sports Federations, to highlight the link between health and sport.
This is how Tennis & Friends was born, with the aim of offering free clinical prevention programmes aimed at reducing the incidence of all diseases linked to physical inactivity. Solidarity is combined with the promotion of well-being and health, a combination that underpins the mission of UniCamillus itself, which has wholeheartedly supported the event.
“We are proud to have actively participated in this event, which is fully in line with the guiding principles of our University”, said the Rector of UniCamillus, Gianni Profita, who visited the event headquarters on Saturday 14th and spent time at the University’s stand. “Sport is a fundamental tool for raising awareness, especially among the younger generations, about prevention and the importance of physical activity. What’s more, events like this are a unique opportunity to provide free specialist advice to everyone, helping to spread the culture of health to those who would not otherwise have the chance. We hope that, at least in this context, our charitable commitment will also be a means of minimising social inequalities, because health and prevention are important for everyone, without exception”.
Throughout the three-day event, nearly 80,000 people visited the Foro Italico stands. Some were seeking information, some took part in clinical trials, but all curious to learn more. Around one thousand UniCamillus gadgets were given out, and almost 30,000 free medical appointments were arranged at different locations with a focus on sports medicine and numerous other medical fields.