DonJoy knee braces auctioned for Abruzzo Earthquake Appeal
In April, two Faces of DJO, champion MX riders, Tony Cairoli and Stefan Everts supported a special MX fundraising initiative for the Abruzzo Earthquake Emergency.
|The devastating earthquake hit Abruzzo on 6th April, killing around 280 people, injuring over 1,000 and leaving over 48,000 people homeless.
Ten times World Champion Everts and double World Champion Cairoli attended a special MX media event to launch “More than Dirt-Motocross Supporting Abruzzo” at the Benelux GP in Valkenswaard initiated by Italian specialist MX media group MxNews.net.
Both riders offered their DonJoy knee braces which were signed by the champions and sold along with a collection of other items donated by riders and teams involved in the MX World Championship Grand Prix series.
The funds raised through the auction will be presented to the Italian Red Cross (www.cri.it), which has already raised over 6 million Euros to help the affected population with food and non-food supplies as well as psychological support. The Italian Government and those organisations involved in the operation have promised to provide the 48,000 homeless with a decent home by the end of the summer.