The fight against breast cancer with Race for the Cure

Fondazione Marchesini ACT supports “Race for the cure”, the biggest event on the fight against breast cancer in Italy and around the world; an event symbol of the Susan G. Komen Italia organization.

It is a sports, health, and solidarity initiative, open to all, which includes a traditional 2 km walk and a 5 km run, including also a 10 km route reserved for competitive athletes. The event takes place in Rome, Bari, Bologna, Brescia and Matera and features women in pink, those who are facing or have faced breast cancer.

The aim is to raise public awareness of the importance of prevention. But it also seeks to send a strong message of hope and encouragement to the 56,000 women in Italy who face the disease each year and have generated a cultural change in the approach to the disease.

Over the past 25 years, thanks to this social initiative, it has been possible to launch more than 1,500 new research, prevention and support projects throughout Italy, for women experiencing breast cancer.

Other projects

Cinque pezzi buoni – examples of quality journalism

Marchesini ACT Foundation supports the Master in Journalism of the University of Bologna, which organized the project “Five good pieces” in collaboration with the Salaborsa Library. This project consists of a series of meetings presented by prominent guests and open to the public. During these events, “five pieces” are presented as examples of quality journalism […]


A common growth path for children with autism and disabilities

Fondazione Marchesini ACT supports the “Banca del Tempo Sociale” (Social Time Bank) project conceived by “I Bambini delle Fate”, an initiative thanks to which young people with autism and disabilities from the “Noi come Noi Aps” association will be able to spend time alongside their high school peers. It is a path of common growth, […]

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WeWorld – Concrete support to communities in Peru and Bolivia with telemedicine

Today, in Bolivia and Peru’s rural areas, a large part of the population does not have access to those basic services that should be necessary and guaranteed. In these regions, the lack of opportunities, resources and inequality are greater than in the rest of the national territories. Moreover, limited connections are often an insuperable obstacle […]