ANT Charity Fair Offers Wholesale Designer Goods


For the upcoming Christmas season, the National Tumor Association (ANT) is holding a market to sell luxury goods at wholesale prices, along with a sale of gift baskets, to raise funds for providing people with oncological diseases with home care. The fair, being held in Sala delle ex Leopoldine in Piazza Tasso no. 7, will feature merchandise from 70 fashion firms that will have its revenue go to ANT’s cause. These include clothing, leather goods, perfumes, fountain pens and soaps donated by brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani, Liu Jo, Tod’s, Stefano Ricci, Ermanno Scervino, Trussardi, Montblanc and many more. To browse some designer wares this weekend while also helping cancer patients, this market gives that opportunity by providing all of it in one space. The event will run from Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, November 28, which will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and then from 2 to 7 pm on Sunday.  To attend the market, send a reservation request to, while also presenting a Green Pass and a mask for entry.

For those looking for a gift basket style of gift for the holiday season, ANT also gives that option for both on-site and online shoppers. By donating a minimum of €20, or by paying for a specific item on their website, a satchel called a jute bag w made of tightly woven fiber will be provided along with a choice of products ranging from locally sourced food products such as olive oil, artisanal beers, wine, cheese, truffle sauces, honey, biscotti to holiday-themed sweets and gifts.  Online shopping can be done by visiting

ANT was founded in 1978 by oncologist Franco Pannuti, acting as a non-profit organization that provides home care to cancer patients across 11 regions in Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Tuscany, Lazio, Marche, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Umbria).  ANT cares for over 10,000 people annually through their multidisciplinary teams, which includes doctor visits and family assistance. (nelson matos)