The solidary race against Breast Cancer brought together more than 1,500 people in Alicante on the Costa Blanca. Hordes of runners congregated at the Joaquín Villar Athletics Stadium in support of the women whose life has been turned upside down by the disease.
An upbeat atmosphere surrounded the event organised by the Town Hall, Sport Run and Alicante’s Association of Women with Breast Cancer. The funds raised by the race will go entirely to cancer research and to free programs and services promoted by the association. Most of the programs are dedicated to supporting and accompanying the sick and their families, as well as raising awareness in Spain and promoting an early diagnosis.
Participants were keen to get started on the four kilometre test. The deputy Mayor, Manuel Villar, gave the starting signal along with the president of Alicante’s Breast Cancer Association, Loreto Brotons.
Children were also able to take part and support the cause, since a route had been specially planned inside the Athletics track for them. Villar highlighted the success of the event and the solidarity of the people of Alicante. He added that the disease affects a large number of women and requires a joint effort in order to achieve a cure.
Local Police organised a special team to ensure participants’ safety during the race and block traffic from the route.