La Vuelta collaborates in the battle against childhood cancer
August 9 th 2019 - 10:00
La Vuelta shows its socially-conscious side once again. This year, in the 21st stage and final day of the competition, it will give a voice to the El Sueño de Vicky (Vicky’s Dream) Foundation, an organism that aims to raise money to finance research into childhood cancer in order to develop specific treatments for the children affected by this disease.
El Sueño de Vicky will be present in Madrid’s Parque Vuelta, coinciding with the celebration of the final stage of La Vuelta 19 and the second day of the women’s race Ceratizit Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta. The fan zone, that will be located in Plaza de la Lealtad from 4:30pm to 8:30pm, is a free leisure area open to all members of the public where fans young and old can come to enjoy watching La Vuelta ride past by participating in competitions and activities organised by our sponsors. These will allow them to experience La Vuelta more closely and in a much more enjoyable way.
El Sueño de Vicky will have an interactive stand where visitors will be able to take funny photos, post them on social media and raise awareness for this battle: beating childhood cancer thanks to research.
El Sueño de Vicky is a foundation that raises funds for childhood cancer research projects. Each year, 1500 children are diagnosed with cancer in our country, and one out of three will die. Cancer is the primary cause of death among children between 2 and 16 years of age. All money raised by this foundation is destined to two specific projects and clinics: CIMA, from the University of Navarra, that finances projects researching immunovirotherapy of the ATRT brain tumour; and the brain tumour paediatric unit at the Hospital Niño Jesús in Madrid, that finances clinical tests and scholarships for paediatric oncologists working in the Unit. El Sueño de Vicky promotes research as the “only way to save lives”.