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  CORRILAVITA, Buy a kilometre to fight breast cancer 

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy
The Region of Tuscany
The Province of Florence
The City of Florence
ADSI Association of Historic Italian Homes
Città Nascosta Cultural Association

A competitive race and a non-competitive walk
Sunday, September 26th 2004
9:30 am, Piazza Santa Croce, Florence
After the enormous success of the first edition last October, which beyond our most optimistic expectations drew 5,000 participants and raised 250,000 euro, this year we see the return of CORRI LA VITA, the mini-marathon/walk born as an opportunity to mix sport with social conscience. CORRI LA VITA is designed to be fun for every member of the family. We encourage children, teenagers, parents and grandparents together with professional athletes to participate and help raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer, a reality we share every day. Our idea is to have as many people as possible (residents, tourists, families and the entire city) participate in this event, so important to the pride Florence and all Florentines.
The two routes - a competitive mini-marathon (12 kilometres) together with a non-competitive walk (6 kilometres) will pass through the historical centre and into the hillsides of the Oltrarno district. Many private gardens and villas will be open for a rare visit. There will be points of refreshment along the way.
CORRI LA VITA is an event created to raise funds to be designated to the creation of a new Centro di Riabilitazione Oncologica, a centre which will help women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer in both physical and psychological rehabilitation. This center is the result of collaboration between the CSPO (Centro Studio Prevenzione Oncologica and LILT (Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori). Part of the money collected with this year¹s edition will also be designated to FILE (Fondazione Italiana di Leniterapia) which together with the University of Florence, is promoting a Masters degree (second level) in pain relief therapy and end-of-life care in intensive therapy. LILT is a volunteer association, at work in every Italian province, aiming to distribute information regarding cancer prevention, and to assist in confronting the ailment through self-help groups, and assistance and rehabilitation centres.
The Details
Following the Anglo-Saxon charity marathon model, each participant (the minimum enrollment fee of 10 euro makes you eligible to receive your free ARMANI Corri La Vita T-shirt upon presentation of your enrollment receipt at the Emporio Armani shop in Piazza Strozzi, 16/R Florence beginning July 1) is invited to personally collect donations sponsoring each kilometer covered. Encourage friends and family to sponsor you from 5 to 100 euro per kilometer.
The first ten women and the first ten men to arrive will be awarded with a special prize. Many other prizes and gifts will be available for participants thanks to the numerous donations from our generous sponsors.
Remember that you can deposit the total amount you have collected including your enrollment fee, sponsorizations as well as donations to CORRI LA VITA in the following ways:
At the Lega Italiana Lotta ai Tumori office
Viale Volta, 173 - 50131 Firenze - e-mail: - tel: 055 57 69 39.

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