Grazie mille to our Italian and Swiss supporters !

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BIG against breast cancer organised its first gala dinner in Italy.  

In October 2017, Milan welcomed the first Italian edition of BIG’s Shadow & Light to support the international study "BIG Time for Baby", where our Italian research centres play a key role.

Our 220 guests spent a delightful evening at Palazzo Parigi and had a 3-course dinner elaborated by the 2-star Michelin chef Marco Sacco from the restaurant Piccolo Lago. They had a chance to buy one of the 12 unique pieces of artwork made by talented Italian artists and designers. Also, many Italian brands contributed to our event by offering high-level prizes for the lottery.

This very special evening gathered not only Italian and Swiss supporters but also the International Board of BIG and the crème de la crème of Milanese breast cancer experts.

The cherry on top of the cake, two young women, breast cancer survivors currently enrolled in the study, gave us the honour of sharing with us their personal moving stories. Very moving and emotional ! One gave birth to the very first baby – Gioa – of the study and the second was pregnant and will soon give life to a daughter.

This successful evening enabled us to raise € 60,000, which will contribute to support young women who had hormonal-type breast cancer and wish to have a baby.

We would like to sincerely thank again:

  • Our Dinner Committee,
  • Our Honorary Committee of Scientists,
  • The Italian artists and designers, who offered their talent and vision of a patient's journey from diagnosis to being cured
  • Our sponsors and partners
  • Marco Sacco and his team
  • To two very special patients currently enrolled in the study, who shared with us their personal stories
  • All our guests, for the difference they made for breast cancer patients thanks to their generosity 
  • All the people who contributed to making this first Italian gala dinner a success.
  • Last but not least, to all our Italian and Swiss supporters 

Ci vediamo presto !


PS: please find some photo souvenirs of our beautiful evening