Alex Zanardi is the official testimonial of the new Venicemarathon Charity Program and 14 are the Nonprofit Associations joining the Program

Venice, 25th June 2014 – The charity program connected to the 29th Venicemarathon which will take place next 26th October starts.

The format changes but not its purpose: run to help others! The Venicemarathon has since the very first edition in 1986 supported social purposes (only in the past years it raised funds to give drinking water to over 30,000 people in Uganda and supplied prostheses to dozens of children who lost their limbs) and this year Venicemarathon keeps sustaining solidarity supporting more nonprofit Associations and involving marathon runners directly.

Each Association will raise funds thanks to runners, who will become real fundraisers thanks to the support of friends and relatives. Each runner could freely choose to run and support one of the Associations part of the project.

The fundraising will work through the Retedeldono, a web platform of crowd funding and personal fundraising, official partner of the 2014 Venicemarathon Charity Program. All donations should be done through the website www.retedeldono.it, in the special page created for each Association of the program.

Each marathon runner, who decides to run for a charitable purpose and who raises 250 Euros of funds for one of the nonprofit Associations part of the Program, will have the bib number free of charge (or if the runner is already registered he or she will get the registration fee back)

The first 3 Nonprofit Associations which will be able to raise 15,000 Euros of funds will be awarded by Retedeldono (prize rules at disposal on www.retedeldono.it/venicemarathon).

These are the Associations part of the Program: A.Fa.D.O.C onlus, A heart for everyone Onlus, AVIS Regionale Veneto, Croce Verde Mestre – First Aid Volunteers of Venice onlus, The Hope City Foundation onlus, A.S.L.A, Eyes Bank Foundation onlus, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Fondazione Radio Magica onlus, Rotary International - Distretto 2060, Africa Mission - Cooperazione e Sviluppo ong-onlus, Associazione Piccoli Punti onlus, Associazione Alex Zanardi Bimbingamba and AVAPO Mestre.

The cooperation between Venicemarathon and the Hand-bike Olympic champion Alex Zanardi and his Association - Bimbingamba, started in 2009, will go on and Bimbingamba will be one of the Associations part of the Project.

More information on the project, on the way to raise funds and the profiles of the Associations part of the Program on Section Charity Program