ANT Livorno, part of the national ANT association, is a non-profit organisation founded in 1978. The association assists cancer patients in their own homes, free of charge, a service made possible by private donations. About 3000 patients are given this type of care by ANT every day in Italy.
The Amici della Zizzi Association was founded in 1986 by Riccardo Ripoli. It was named after Riccardo's mother (Zizzi) who died that year and who was well known for the work she did to help other people. The association aims to carry on this work by helping children from families in difficulty. In more than 20 years more than 500 children have been cared for by Amici della Zizzi in their two centres, one in Livorno and the other in Oretano (province of Pisa).