The ninth edition of the race charity race "Run for the child" will be held Sunday 13 October and it will return to occupy the cénctricas streets of Madrid. Will be provided with three circuits: the children of 2 km; the short circuit of 4 km and the runners of 10 km, Families, and professional riders will share a day of solidarity and sports, who will be entertained with music groups, clowns, magicians, and the 501st legion of Star Wars.
The athlete Martin Fiz, marathon world champion and entrepreneur Carolina Herrera has presented this new edition together with the Managing Director of the Hospital, Cesar Gomez Derch and the promoter of the race, the doctor, John Married. Registration for this race can be done through the web www.correporelnino.org. There is also a point-of-sale in the Niño Jesús Hospital, in the shop located on the ground floor next to Information.
The usual practice of moderate physical exercise contributes to maintaining a good general state of health. According to dr. Juan Married, the promoter of this race, "the children who practice sport are more healthy, are happier because they sleep better, study more and get depressed less ".
The athlete Martin Fiz , winner of this race for two consecutive years, has pointed out that "the important thing is to make visible the importance of research , because they will gain the children". The entrepreneur, Carolina Herrera has encouraged all families to sign up because "it is necessary for children to see since they are small the importance of sport and healthy habits"research
With the money raised in this charity race will be funded several research projects that have been selected by a committee of experts of the Hospital Child Jesus and of other centres. A portion of the money raised last year was allocated for the design of an application for smartphones aimed at children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, etc.). This app, which includes tips, self-help, diets, and recommendations, has already won the challenge of the Project MSD Innovating Together.
The Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Hospital Child Jesus works from the year 2008 to promote and coordinate the research activities of the Hospital. Currently, it has 16 groups distributed in five areas of research : disease, endocrine, pediatric cancer and hematological, immune systems, diseases of the central nervous system development and health of children and adolescents. The Foundation has a structure of support to research and innovation, a Clinical Research Unit dedicated to clinical trials in the pediatric population and a White Room for cell and gene therapy.
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