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Tecnun and association Against Cancer in Gipuzkoa join forces against the disease

The president of Contra el Cáncer in Gipuzkoa, Marisa Arriola, and the director of Tecnun, Raúl Antón, sign a donation agreement for the organization of a solidarity degree program on April 12,13 and 14.

14 | 03 | 2024

"Cancer is the most important socio-health problem in the world and it is expected that there will be more than 16,000 new cases in the Basque Country and more than 5,000 in Gipuzkoa," said the president of Against Cancer in Gipuzkoa, Marisa Arriola, during the signature of the agreement that has taken place between the association and Tecnunthe School of Engineering of the University of Navarra. The donation agreement , also sealed by the director of Tecnun, Raúl Antón, is part of the degree program solidarity that fifteen Tecnun students are organizing for the next 12,13 and 14 April.

The funds raised will go to research cancer in Gipuzkoa, since, as Arriola said, it is essential to continue investing in quality oncology research : "One in three women and one in two men will have this disease in their lifetime," he said, thanking the students for their efforts to carry out this initiative.


Thus, under the slogan "For another smile, run against cancer", the degree program will have routes of 3, 5 and 12 kilometers, which will start at the information point set up in front of the City Hall of Donostia from Friday morning, April 12, until Sunday evening, April 14. It will also be possible to participate in the virtual modality from any geographical point through the Rock The Sport website. The price of registration is 15 euros, and 50 euros for complete families.

It is worth mentioning that the organizing students are part of Tantaka, the Solidarity Time Bank of Tecnunwhose goal is to make the time of the university community available to the social entities of Gipuzkoa. "We feel we have a lot to contribute and being able to do so, how can we be satisfied with just studying?" says third-year engineering student Paula Fenoll. "We are not here just to study because we are not machines," said studentEnrique Montal, who acknowledged that "we are nervous because it is a lot work, but it will go well because we are going to do everything possible to make it happen." 


Likewise, the degree program has been promoted by university students of the high school Mayor Ayete and high school Mayor Jaizkibel and has been supported by Deusto. In addition, sponsorship has the support of Kaiku, Velilla Group, Real Sociedad Fundazioa, Marnys, Hotel Atalaia and La Perla Thalassotherapy Center. 


About Against Cancer in Gipuzkoa

The association Against Cancer in Gipuzkoa seeks to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. To this end, they have different areas: bio-psycho-oncology, work social, prevention psychology, nutrition, nursing, physical exercise and volunteer activities. It is the entity that allocates the most funds to oncology research . You can find them in Donostia, Irun, Tolosa, Azpeitia, Eibar, Zarautz and Zumarraga. If you need them or if you want to be partner or volunteer you can contact them at 943 45 77 22 or at