Ponferrada will be the start of the solidarity race ‘To Santiago against cancer’ | Radio Bierzo

On October 21 Ponferrada will be the scene of the first 12 hours of the 80 race that will carry out the initiative ‘A Santiago against cancer’ with the aim of raising funds in favor of the Spanish Association against cancer in León.

It will be a 2-kilometer route that will start and finish in the Plaza de la Encina and that will pass through Lazúrtegui, the Cubelos bridge or the Castle because the relay will be taken on that same day by Bembibre, Torre del Bierzo, Brañuelas and Astorga to culminate in Leon. A journey in reverse of the Camino de Santiago with which to raise funds for the Spanish Association against cancer with the support of the different municipalities and the Diputación de León. In the case of Ponferrada, the appointment will also serve, explained the spokesman, César Fernández, to facilitate registration in the race that the Spanish association against cancer in Bierzo will develop on Sunday 24.

Fernández hopes to involve a hundred people in this tour in Ponferrada. Last year the same initiative brought together 300 people to meet the hours it would take to travel the distance between León and Santiago de Compostela. In the last decade, the group has managed to raise close to 300,000 euros for the Leon cancer association, whose president Estanislao de Luis has advanced his intention to modernize the image to be closer to the new generations

The ‘A Santiago contra el Cancer’ initiative also has an account number in which to make direct donations without having to participate in the race.

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