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Running Against Breast Cancer




Running Against Breast Cancer

Corri La Vita Returns on Sept. 27


The Corri la Vita marathon is returning on Sept. 27. Begun in 2003 to raise funds and breast cancer awareness in collaboration with the Italian Cancer Association, this year Corri la Vita marks its 13th edition. The event is also part of Expo 2015.


The marathon brings together charity, physical activity, culture and social commitment, with thousands of participants each year.


Athletes and non-athletes alike are welcome to participate in the five-kilometer walk or the 12-kilometer competitive run that begins in Piazza Duomo and takes participants through some of the most scenic parts of Florence. While winding through the historic center and stopping along the way to visit gardens, churches and palaces, volunteers will provide historical and artistic information about the city.


Walkers and runners make an important social contribution, with all proceeds going directly to Florence’s public health department to support breast cancer research, help patients directly and assist the volunteers in their work. Those collected from the last edition were given to L.I.L.T. Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori Sezione di Firenze (Florence Cancer Association) supporting Ce.Ri.On. Centro Riabilitazione Oncologica (Oncology Center in Florence), FILE Fondazione Italiana di Leniterapia (palliative care Association), “The Vito Distante Project in Breast Cancer Clinical Research” and SenoNetwork Italia Onlus (national network for cancer patients).


Enrollment forms are available for download at www.corrilavita.it or at participating stores such as Universo Sport in Piazza del Duomo.


A new line of merchandise has been launched to support the fight against cancer, which includes a series of products specifically designed for all sport enthusiasts. Among these is, a handy, elegant and practical sport bag. For those who prefer to run to the beat of music there is a practical, anatomically designed backpack with holes for headphones and reflector bands. Other products include a wind jacket, an umbrella, a cap, shopping bag and a watch. Contributions to the campaign can also be made throughout the year on www.corrilavita.it/donazioni.


CUT: (repetition)


The proceeds are totally delegated to the Public Health Department of Florence for breast cancer patients.

Also other repetition about those in need etc and proceeds.

By purchasing these products, you will be contributing to the fight against breast cancer. – subjective

he motto is “donate to participate”


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