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The Woman March 2017 will raise funds for the Tio Vivo Foundation (04/05/2017)

The next May 25, Thursday, will be held a new edition of the Women's March, organized by the Department of Equality of the City of Cartagena.

This event, which has a character that goes beyond sports, since it has a charitable spirit, solidarity and coexistence, raises funds on this occasion for the Foundation Tío Vivo, a non-profit entity that offers assisted therapy with horses and Other animals to persons with disabilities.

The Councilor for Equality of Cartagena, David Martinez, and the president of the Tío Vivo Foundation, Luis Cuenca, presented Thursday the details of this initiative.

The Woman March 2017 will begin at 10:00 am in the Plaza de España and will visit the Alameda de San Antón, Sebastián Feringán Street, the Tentegorrá road and finish in Rafael de la Cerda Park, in the Canales de Tentegorra, where There will be a coexistence in which there will be activities of all kinds and where there will also be a raffle.

After the events finish, at 18:00 hours, there will be buses that will take all the people who have participated in this event back to the starting point.

The inscriptions of the same will have a cost of 1 euro and can be formalized in the headquarters of the Department of Equality, located in the Building of the Milagrosa of the street Sor Francisca Armendáriz, or also the day of the march at the place of departure Until half an hour before the start of the day.

The Councilor for Equality has recalled that in this activity can participate and collaborate all citizens and has thanked the Commonwealth of Channels of Taibilla their collaboration by allowing to use their facilities for the coexistence that will be made at the end of the tour.

Martinez expects this year to exceed the participation rates of other years, since the previous edition exceeded 500 people.

"We believed it was a foundation that did a very important job, different from what other associations and foundations do," said the mayor.

"The project we were presented with was very much appreciated and we thought that among all the requests was the most appropriate," he added.

For the president of Uncle Vivo, "it is an honor to participate in activities like this, that involve many people and that recognize and give visibility to the work being done."

Likewise, Cuenca has clarified that the disability can not only be physical or psychic, but "disability is anything that is preventing a person from developing fully and can participate socially," and has advanced that one of the projects they want Start now from this foundation is to work with people with depression.


The Tío Vivo Foundation was founded in 2005. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to social assistance that pioneered in the Region for its animal therapy and related nature for people with disabilities of different types.

This group has two centers, one of which is located in Cartagena, specifically in the town of Miranda, on the outskirts, where there are two people hired and the rest are volunteers.

Cuenca has explained that it is a center open to any initiative, so he has taken the opportunity to invite people to meet them and get close to see the work they do there.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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