At the 5th Alpe di Siusi Half Marathon on 02 July 2017, we organised again a relay race for a good cause: The proceeds went to the RUN FOR IOV (IOV = Oncological Institute of Veneto – breast cancer research centre).

The relay team consisted of 21 breast cancer patients, which were accompanied by medical staff and an IOV surgeon, each of whom run 1 km of the race. For each kilometre run, we found for a sponsor who donated 200 euros to the project.


presents RUN FOR IOV

The project was founded by Sandra Callegarin, a patient at the oncological institute in Padua who, during her illness, discovered a new source of life energy and impetus to fight the disease through running. She decided to share her experience of illness and of running with others, and to bring life to a project which would spread hope and which would raise money for breast cancer research.

She and her husband founded the “Run Your Life Again – RYLA” organisation: She put together a team of women, accompanied by medical staff from the IOV oncological institute, to run the 2016 New York Marathon after the challenge of overcoming the illness. After the success of New York 2016, the team carried on running, and continue to take part in running events to raise money for breast cancer research.