We think it’s a great initiative to remember a wonderful skater and to help a lot of people and situations around the world.
Following the progremme of the show Yuri Programme - 2011.pdf
Yuri Bernardi, 2005 European dance champion in couple with his sister Alice, passed away on January 31st 2006, at the age of just 22 years, for injuries due to a car accident.
Yuri, was born in a family very fond of artistic skating (his father Danilo, European champion and bronze medal at world in dance couple; his mother Miriam national team skater for pairs); he has been always showing, as a child, athletic ability and great passion for many sports. In dance skating , he reached the 2001 European junior title and in 2005 the senior European title.
He was a student at the faculty of physical education and wanted to get specialization in rehabilitation from sports accidents.
At his death the family decided to donate his organs to save or improve many people’s lives and also have been producing , since January 2007, the benefit show "Yuri, a forever life – Concert on eight wheels." All the greatest skating champions want to attend to this show and with them the great artists of classical music and opera, all united both in the memory of Yuri and taking forward the charitable purpose of the show:
sponsorship of two Bolivian children;
houses buiding instead of huts in Hardeman village in Bolivia;
projects for the purchase of medical equipment for the hospital's transplant center of Bologna;
aid to the earthquake stricken Abruzzo.
In www.yuribernardi.it website all the information about the Yuri, a forever life Association and its initiatives.fff