Since 2011 Menarini has been the sponsor of the Project for Therapeutic Intervention in Water (P.I.T.A.) created by the amateur sports association "Astrolabio" and it actively participates in the project. The P.I.T.A. project was created in Florence in 2001 to offer aquatic therapy to children and young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities. The project involves 110 children between 3 and 18 years of age, together with neuro-psychomotor and psychomotor therapists, psychologists, educators and graduate students in physical education, supervised by local child neuropsychiatry services. Every year they spend 2,600 hours in the pool!
In 2011, Menarini was one of the companies that received the Fiorino Solidale, a solidarity award in recognition of the company's commitment to and presence in the project. In 2012 it was awarded the Fedeltà del Fiorino Solidale for its continuing loyalty as sponsor and for its strong support.
What is the Fiorino Solidale? It is an award, instituted in the city of Florence in 2011, in recognition of private entities, companies, associations or individuals who invest in or sponsor social projects selected by the city’s public administration. All winners are enrolled in an association created especially for this purpose.