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Zumbathon for the benefit of cancer research (17/08/2018)

Next Sunday, August 26, a charity "Zumbathon" will be held at 8:00 pm on the Barnuevo esplanade in Santiago de la Ribera, whose proceeds will be directed to a research project on cancer led by researcher Irene Martínez, a former student of the IES. Ruiz de Alda ", from San Javier, together with Dr. Ginés Luengo.

The Councilor for Health and Citizen Participation, Catalina Pérez and Irene Martínez presented at the City Hall of San Javier the initiative to support this project, included in the platform of crowdfunding in science,, and dedicated to the research of "Metastasis and thrombosis in digetive tumors, "such as colon and stomach cancer.

The main objective of this research, which is carried out in the Regional Hemodiadontics Center, dependent on the Murcian Institute of Biosanitary Research, is to study new drugs that allow to increase the survival of patients through a more personalized and precise medicine.

Catalina Perez said that the City of San Javier joins the World Declaration for Cancer Research and called for citizen participation, entities, institutions and social partners to join efforts and continue to improve survival rates and quality of life of the people affected by this disease.

"From the City we want to collaborate with this fun and sporting event and at the same time support the efforts that many scientists and researchers are doing to stop the disease and save lives," said the councilor who encouraged citizens to participate by buying the bib number and collaborate with the cause.

The number will be sold on the Barnuevo esplanade before the start of the activity that will take place on Sunday, August 26 at 8pm, with the price of 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children.

It can also be purchased in advance at the City of San Javier.

The project continues in where you can continue supporting through economic donations.

The councilor Catalina Perez thanked the collaboration of Andrea Visiedo, who will coordinate the Zumbathon, which is expected to gather the largest number of people of all ages, and which will also have Maria, Sefi and Asun as monitors and dynamizers of the activity ..

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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