Via Francigena

Walk For Research, along the Francigena for Fondazione Bambino Gesù

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Redazione AEVF

On 8th September 2018 the new Walk For Research project was kicked off by Alessandro Ronald Sabelli in collaboration with ASD Stone Tower.

As with the previous editions, it aims to raise funds for a foundation dedicated to paediatric research. This year Alessandro’s march supports I4Children, a project conceived by the Bambino Gesù Foundation  in Rome.

About 50km per day on foot with the aim of giving voice to an important research project on the prevention of neurodegenerative processes. Fourteen days of walking along the Via Francigena, between nature and evocative villages of the Italian province, where Alessandro and his group share the hardships and joys of his challenge for the benefit of research.

In the first edition, which took place in 2014, Alessandro walked for a total of 24 days from John O’Groats – in Scotland – to London, to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity; for the second edition he accompanied Sara Begg in a walk of the Capital Ring in London in just two days. The third edition of Walk For Research, in support of the Bambino Gesù Foundation, is for an important research objective: the screening of new antioxidant molecules in neurodegenerative processes.

The timetable of the hike, beginning in Chatillon – Saint Vincent in the province of Aosta and whose arrival – after a 850km journey – is scheduled for Sunday 23rd September in Rome, includes several stops along the Francigena.

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