Those who were on Sunday at the Bocca della Verità were ambraced from the 65.000 runners who toke part at “The Race for the Cure”, really contagious for enthsusiasm and happiness. Planned by the Susan G. Komen organization, A.Gemelli Foundation, local and national institutions, the 5 km race and the 2 km walking among the most beautiful Rome monuments contributed to the found racing against the breast cancer. There were many pink ladies, the real protagonists, who fought and won against this illness. An example of bravery, strength and proudness. At the end of the event after the traditional race prize giving, thousands of pink balloons went up in the sky, the most suggestive end involving good by.
The race, after three days of healthness, sport and solidarity, conquered Rome and the Romans’ heart, tourists included. The Village race, set of the many prevention initiatives for women’s health, gave a great contribution to the organization’ success.
Here some numbers:
- 50.000 sick women every year
- 65.000 race partecipants
- 6.000 pink ladies
- 350 prevention screening requests
- 700 new projects research
- 13.000.000 € investments from 2000
Elena Cattaneo was born in Cremona and lives in Rome. As a teacher, editor and web reporter she looks at this city, even also many years, like a curious turist.
After a Foreign Language University Degree she specialized in Communication Science. She fully dedicated to Business Communication, her most relevant interest.
She cultivated several cultural hobbies, fond of art and human being expression.