The Cesare Scariolo Foundation celebrates its summer charity gala at Club Med Magna Marbella

The Cesare Scariolo Foundation celebrates its summer charity gala at Club Med Magna Marbella

 The foundation celebrates its 15th anniversary since Sergio Scariolo wished to pay tribute to his father and help children suffering with cancer

  • The funds raised from the charity dinner, raffles and auction will go to the “I am ready” Project, for the preparation of transplants in pediatric oncology patients, which will be developed alongside ‘The Ricky Rubio Foundation’ and ‘Nixi for Children’
  • The event will be sponsored by LW Opteam and Wennare Art Productions

 Marbella, 16th May 2023. – The Cesare Scariolo Foundation will celebrate its traditional summer charity dinner in the symbolic hotel Club Med Magna Marbella on 25th June from 8:30pm, and will be sponsored by LWM Opteam and Wennare Art Productions. This special edition commemorates the 15th anniversary of the creation of the foundation by the national basketball coach Sergio Scariolo, with the aim of raising funds to help children suffering with oncological illnesses and their families.

At the event, which was celebrated today at the Club Med Magna Marbella facilities, the Delegate of Social Rights, Equality and Diversity, Isabel Cintado; the Vice-President of the Cesare Scariolo Foundation, Blanca Ares; Social Educator, Pilar Ponferrada, as well as the Director of Wennare Art Productions, Veronika Ulkina, were in attendance.

The delegate of Social Rights, Isabel Cintado, highlighted that “one of the characteristics of our city is solidarity, as not only do we carry out a large number of charity events, but also more and more of these are supported by the invaluable economic collaboration from businesses in the area. Demonstrating special awareness, like CLUB MED MAGNA MARBELLA, as well as the sponsors and businesses that collaborate, always willing to help those less fortunate. I hope that this gala is a complete success and will have a high level of participation and collaboration.

For 15 years the Foundation has worked to improve the lives of children with cancer and their families. “Every year more than 1,500 cases of child cancer are registered in Spain. According to data provided by the World Health Organisation, this figure actually reaches 400,000 children and teens between 0 and 19 years old. The diagnosis is always a difficult moment for both the patient as well as for their family, and the beginning of treatment can also be particularly complicated given that the youngest patients don’t always understand their situation, which can cause them anxiety and make them scared. It is fundamental that the children attend in a calm and reassured manner when receiving treatment. We collaborate with this type of initiative which gives value to our mission as a foundation dedicated to the health and improvement of the wellbeing of children”, the Vice-President of the foundation added.

“Our Foundation carries out its work with total transparency in order to provide support to these children and their families who are faced with a situation that is often heart-breaking. It is of utmost importance for us that the family feels supported during this long and worrying process, and that they know that we go hand in hand with them and are there to help them with anything they may need. Also, we are particularly excited to be able to pair this charity dinner with a project as special as “I am ready”, focusing on the Transplant Wards and the isolation faced by children who have to go through them. In addition, we also join them in the support of Humanisation that is being worked on in the hospital itself.” Ponferrada explained. Among the acknowledgements were the collaboration of Club Med Magna Marbella for the preparation of such a special evening, the cultural and artistic proposal made by Wennare Art Productions, and all of the sponsors and businesses that donate gifts to the raffle which will be held at a later date.

On this occasion, all of the funds from the charity dinner, the raffles and the auction will go to the “I am ready” (“Estoy preparado”) Project for the preparation of the pediatric oncology patient’s admission to the transplant ward and the isolation they must go through beforehand. The foundation will collaborate alongside Nixi for Children and the Ricky Rubio Foundation in this initiative which uses the experience of virtual reality which has already been worked on in the field of pediatric oncological radiotherapy, to offer a walkthrough of the facilities where the treatment will be carried out while explaining what it consists of, accompanied by an animated character called “Nixi”.

The price of €130 for the event includes the charity dinner as well as a classical ballet and music performance produced by Wennare Art Productions which wanted to join this initiative to support the work of a consolidated foundation at a provincial level.

 For the first time in Marbella, Wennare Art Productions will offer four classical ballet pieces starring the guest duo Bogdan Camila and Cristina Dijmaru, the lead ballerinas of the Bucharest National Opera, accompanied by local artists such as Vasilisa Ulkina, Yuri Gudushauri, and Juan Alarcón. There will also be a concert including performances with violin, piano and cello, with musicians from Málaga. The show will conclude with the grand finale of the Grand Pas de Deux of Don Quixote. “Our contribution goes beyond the show, bringing value to society as a producer of performing arts. We offer culture for life, therefore it is very important for us to collaborate in a selfless way in these types of actions that benefit the city and the community that has welcomed us”, highlights Ulkina.

To purchase tickets you can directly call +34 615 98 80 43. Those who cannot attend the event can collaborate through donations to the account number of the Foundation: ES53 2103 0250 210030004983

 About the Cesare Scariolo Foundation

The Cesare Scariolo Foundation is a private, non-profit entity, constituted by deed granted on 13 December 2007, and registered in the register of foundations of state competence, ministry of education, culture and sport 29/0080.

The foundation was born as a tribute in memory of the father of Sergio Scariolo, current national basketball coach and trainer of La Virtus Bologna. Its mission is to help children with onco-haematological diseases and their families in every possible way, providing social, economic, recreational and psychological support.

About Wennare Art Productions

Wennare Art Productions was born in 2017, the product of the deep motivation and passion for performing arts of its driving forces Veronika Ulkina and Yuri Gudushuari. Both with a long and versatile trajectory, they have pooled experience with the mutual aim of creating, producing and disseminating shows that generate memorable and unique experiences.

The company differentiates itself by the supreme quality of the works and shows selected in its distribution catalogue, covering different artistic disciplines such as classical and contemporary dance, opera, classical music and jazz, and counting on the most qualified professionals for each project.

Wennare Art Productions also has a complete artistic management team that seeks extreme perfection in every detail of its productions. 

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