Celebrity Night Fight in Italy
This was the Italian edition of Celebrity Fight Night (CFN), an American fundraising initiative that Maestro Andrea Bocelli has been supporting for several years, thanks to a close affiliation between CFN and the battle against Parkinson's disease, which his friend Muhammad Ali battled. It is a unique event of altruism and solidarity that has already achieved remarkable goals. Over 18 million dollars were raised during the first two Italian editions, funds that went to support the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Center. The event attracted international media attention, so much so that the amount raised during the following edition was double that of the previous year. Many friends, artists, and celebrities from the world of entertainment have generously supported the initiative right from the start: George Clooney, Sofia Loren, Zubin Metha – the star of both editions with a final concert alongside Andrea Bocelli and the Maggio Fiorentino orchestra – Lionel Richie, John Legend, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn. Sharon Stone was guest of honour at the 2015 edition, which included others such as Leona Lewis, The Band Perry, and other celebrities. Members of the royal family, and political and financial leaders have taken part in CFN events and many important business leaders have supported the initiative, such as Cartier, Ferragamo, Ermanno Scervino, Eva Cavalli, Maison Pucci, Valentino, Officine Panerai, Stefano Ricci, Marchesi Frescobaldi, and Antinori.