34th Huawei Venicemarathon, Alex Zanardi launches the Charity Program!
The fundraising program of Venice Marathon starts with Alex Zanardi, the testimonial of the project: "I believe that the Charity Program is a smart formula to do more and more and involve new realities"

Venice, June 12, 2019 - It officially raises the curtain on the 34th Huawei Venicemarathon of next October 27 with the launch of the Charity Program, the Venicemarathon fundraising program in collaboration with Rete del Dono and that has Alex Zanardi as testimonial.

The 2019 Charity Program page is online on the official website of the marathon, where the various projects and economic goals that the NPOs participating in the initiative are listed in detail. The collection is based on personal fundraising, that is the involvement of marathon runners who become ambassadors of a 'good cause' and take action to raise funds.

Also this year the projects are very interesting and of different nature. There are some of international scope, such as the construction of water wells in Uganda and the global fight against Poliomyelitis; others of a national nature linked to the prevention of cancer and to the assistance of abused women and others even more territorial, connected to local realities. And then there is the project of Alex Zanardi "Obiettivo 3", which aims to encourage and support the start of sport for disabled people and put them in a position to try to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The member associations are: Africa Mission, Airc, Amici della Laguna e del Porto di Venezia, Avis, Iside Cooperativa sociale, Fondazione Banca degli Occhi, Fondazione Salus Pueri, Città della speranza, Obiettivo 3, Rotary International District 2060, AIDO, Associazione Piccoli Punti, ADMO, Raccontiamo con Francesca.

The last Charity Program took the record of 127.748 euros and from 2014 to today over 600 thousand euros have been collected.

This year Venicemarathon and its testimonial Alex Zanardi cut together the goal of 10 years of sporting and solidarity "marriage”. It was 2009, in fact, when Zanardi wins the hand bike race: "This year we celebrate a good anniversary because Venice Marathon is my first victory in a marathon, my first victory in a race in hand bike and the beginning of my career on 3 wheels, so I can only be attached to this great sporting and solidarity event - says Zanardi.

"Over the years then - continues the champion - Venicemarathon helped me to grow up the "Bimbingamba" project thanks to the sale of the solid bib numbers first, and of the Charity Program then, a smart formula to do more and more and involve new realities”.  From 2017 - concludes Zanardi - we are joining "Obiettivo 3 ", a project that in just two years has supported more than 50 disabled children. Next year the Tokyo Paralympic Games will be held and the hope is to be able to qualify some athletes for this very important event".