The Georgia Cancer Foundation are currently trying to raise important funds from the sale of Andrei Tafi's final professional jersey in an auction of Ebay. The charismatic Italian took five classic wins during an illustrious career, including Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. He made his swansong at the Tour de Georgia and wore this jersey, an exclusively designed commemoration of his win in the Hell of the North.
The item description is as follows:
Exclusive-designed jersey for Andrea Tafi, winner of 1999 Paris-Roubaix.
This cobblestone motif kit was inspired by the famed cobblestones of this classic race. Tafi wore this jersey at the 2005 Paris-Roubaix, his final European race. At his last race, Tafi wore this jersey on Stage 6 of the 2005 Dodge Tour de Georgia. After being presented the Aaron's Most Aggressive Jersey for Stage 6, Tafi donated this last jersey of his professional career to the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC). The GCC is auctioning the jersey to raise money for cancer research, as requested by Andrea Tafi, and will match the proceeds dollar for dollar.
The Georgia Cancer Coalition is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in downtown Atlanta. The Coalition was incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia effective July 27, 2001. Both the Internal Revenue Service and the Georgia Department of Revenue have granted tax-exempt status to the Coalition. The Coalition was created to coordinate cancer-dedicated expenditures from the State's share of the National Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund. The Coalition is registered as a Charitable Organization with the Secretary of State.
The mission of the Georgia Cancer Coalition is to reduce the number of cancer deaths in the state. In so doing, Georgia intends to become a national leader in cancer control by accelerating prevention, early detection, treatment and research. All of the Coalition's activities, programs, and budget have been organized around five goals:
- Prevent cancer and detect existing cancers earlier.
- Improve access to quality care for all Georgians with cancer.
- Save more lives in the future.
- Train future cancer researchers and caregivers.
- Realize economic benefits from eradicating cancer.
To bid on this jersey, go to cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5221350158&ssPageName=AD