Federico Luzzi and AIL Arezzo
Federico Luzzi, a native of Arezzo, Italy, was a professional tennis player: he turned pro in 1998 and he compiled his best season in 2001 when he finished with a year-end high No. 96. That year he reached the quarterfinals in Barcelona, his best ATP result, and won two Challenger titles. He also made his Davis Cup debut.
On February 11, 2002 he reached a career-high No. 92 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.
Federico Luzzi died Saturday October 25th 2008 . The 28-year-old went to a hospital for an illness earlier that week and was discovered with a acute case of leukemia. He went into an irreversible coma Saturday morning, and passed away soon after.
Federico was hugely respected by his fellow professionals and was one of the most popular players on the ATP Tour.
Ail Arezzo provides home healthcare assistance and housing for patients and their families. We do believe home healthcare assistance reduces recovery time and gives patients a better quality of life.
AIL volunteers help out for the fund raising campaigns, like our Poinsettias and Easter eggs, which have become real symbols for AIL.
AIL funds GIMEMA, a non-profit Foundation coordinating over 140 Haematology Centers, which are virtually all centers in Italy. Its main goal is to identify the best diagnostic and therapeutic standards for blood diseases.