Three months walking to Santiago to fight against breast cancer

A couple of pilgrims left on foot from northern Italy on 19 November on the way to Santiago de Compostela to raise awareness of the fight against the disease

Fernando Borjas
16/02/2017 14:30
Marco y Laura, peregrinando hasta Santiago de Compostela

Marco y Laura, peregrinando hasta Santiago de Compostela

Marco and Laura, a pair of Italian pilgrims, left the past November 19 of the town of Bergamo, northern Italy and have been walking for almost three months on the routes to Santiago de Compostela. Throughout the winter they have crossed the north of Italy, the south of France and crossed the French Way from east to west until arriving at Ponferrada, in the region of the Bierzo, where they are at the moment, with the anticipation of reaching its goal the Next February 28th.

Behind them, 82 Jacobean stages, more than 2,000 kilometers and days of adverse weather conditions, are facing the cold, rain and snow, although they have not yet found an obstacle that will stop them on their way. Their motivation, walk in favor of the fight against breast cancer, for which they have the support of the Italian association Cuore di Donna. The couple advances under the motto 'Two hearts on the Way' and are planning to reach Santiago de Compostela having left behind 2,400 kilometers of trails throughout southern Europe.

When it arrives in Arzúa, the marriage will travel the last 40 kilometers accompanied by 12 women volunteers arrived from Bergamo and thus finish the challenge together. Marco and Laura use their trip to raise funds for a new ultrasound that allows an earlier diagnosis of the disease.

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