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UCAM fills the streets of Murcia with solidarity against multiple sclerosis

More than a thousand participants took part in the 5K and Solidarity Walk. Andreu Blanes and Lena Chambreuil, both linked to the Universidad Católica, were proclaimed winners

UCAM fills the streets of Murcia with solidarity against multiple sclerosis
At the start of the 5K and Solidarity Walk Against Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that affects more than 55,000 people in Spain, with a new case diagnosed every five minutes. Under the slogan 'We are stronger than multiple sclerosis' the national day against this disease has been celebrated. For this reason, the Universidad Católica de Murcia organised a solidarity run and walk through the centre of Murcia in which more than a thousand people took part. All the profits will go to AMDEM Asociación Murciana de Esclerosis Múltiple (Multiple Sclerosis Association of Murcia), which has participated in the organisation of the event.


Marcha Solidaria contra la Esclerosis Múltiple

With a time of 14:26, Andreu Blanes was the winner in the men's category, while Lena Chambreuil, who stopped the clock at 17:57, won the women's category. Both are athletes linked to the Universidad Católica. Apart from the sporting competition, as the race was part of the regional 5K circuit of the Federación de Atletismo de la Región de Murcia (Athletics Federation of the Region of Murcia), the most remarkable aspect was the image of solidarity through sport. In a festive atmosphere, which flooded the Segura capital, the race brought together all types of participants. There were competitors who came to the event to score points in the championship and those who opted for the walking format, as well as amateur runners, each of them with their own objective. All with the common goal of supporting the cause and reminding society that the fight against this disease continues and that we must continue to help and support researchers, health workers, patients and their families.

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