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Corri la vita marathon

“The Run to Beat Breast Cancer” Piazza S. Croce, Florence, Italy
Sunday September 28, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

The next appointment for CORRI LA VITA is Sunday September 28, at 9:30 a.m.
This very popular walkathon/marathon in Florence is open to all. It was created as an opportunity to mix sport and social conscience, with the goal of collecting funds for the fight against breast cancer. CORRI LA VITA is first and foremost, a wonderful event that will involve the city of Florence and all of Tuscany. All are invited to participate: from the most serious athletes to the most sedentary, children, adults, young, and old, individuals, whole families, groups, colleagues and friends…everyone is welcome.
Participating means you will have the chance to add your contribution towards the fight against cancer. Both professional and amateur athletes will choose to run or walk in either the 10.5 km or 5.1 km courses. The competitive run (10.5km) is for both professional and non-professional participants.

Piazza Santa Croce is the starting point, and from there the course will proceed through the surrounding hills of Florence to touch Piazzale Michelangelo then head back down to the banks of the river Arno and on to Santa Croce. Along the way, at special points of interest, certain museums, historic homes and private gardens will be opened especially for CORRI LA VITA participants. A total of 42,000 participants in the 5 past editions of CORRI LA VITA have raised over 1,000,000 Euro.

“From the very first edition CORRI LA VITA was to be a point of reference for the national health system of Tuscany as solid support for women in their personal fight against breast cancer, using all the most advance technological and psychological assistance available” declared the President of the organization committee Marchesa Bona Frescobaldi.

The Aim:
- To assist the centre for rehabilitation called Ce.Ri.On.
- Assist in financing the department of oncology at Villa Le Rose (at the annual cost of 250,000 Euro) and also the department of rehabilitation (both physically and psychologically) for all breast cancer patients. It is thanks to the help of CORRI LA VITA that 2 years ago Villa le Rose was inaugurated specifically for this purpose, to help all breast cancer victims.
- To participate in buying a digital mammograph for the diagnostics department for breast cancer for the main learning hospital of Florence called Ospedale di Careggi
- To help FILE (Italian Lenitive Foundation) finance a full time nurse to assist the lenitic doctor at the oncology department of the day hospital at Santa Maria Nuova

The Participants:
The first 12,000 participants will receive a complimentary gift bag, plus a T-shirt styled and donated by the famous Florentine Fashion House Salvatore Ferragamo, the main sponsor of CORRI LA VITA. “This event creates a dynamic and positive impact on the Florentines. To participate is an honour not an obligation” said Mr. Ferruccio Ferragamo, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo SpA

To participate:
Everyone must register and pay an entry fee of 10 Euro. Registration will commence September 1st and maybe done at the following locations: FIRENZE MARATHON – Viale M. Fanti, 2 tel. 0555522957 e.mail info@firenzemarathon.it
For more information on how to enrol, please go to our web site www.corrilavita.it

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