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More than 1000 tickets are on sale for El Caminito del Rey path to raise awareness of the fight against leukaemia

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More than 1000 tickets are on sale for El Caminito del Rey path to raise awareness of the fight against leukaemia

On the 10th of September, representatives of the Caminito del Rey Project and Josep Carreras Foundation are going to walk along the trail in order to promote their research and the donation of bone marrow. The ticket sales takings are allocated to Josep Carreras Foundation in order to help research on leukaemia.

Next 10th September, the Caminito del Rey Project and Josep Carreras Foundation are going to carry out a campaign at this beauty spot to increase awareness of the fight against this disease and the importance of bone marrow donation.

The slogan for this day, when 1100 tickets are going to be put up for sale at the cost of €10 each, is: 'A way towards the cure for leukaemia!'. The ticket sales takings are allocated to Josep Carreras Foundation, which has spent more than 30 years researching and working in order to find the cure for leukaemia.

For this reason, the Caminito del Rey starts a campaign to help research to treat and cure leukaemia and raise public awareness of the importance of bone marrow donation.

County Council Representative for Environment Marina Bravo applauded this campaign which tries to increase awareness of the ways that exist to fight this disease and she said that the best way to do so is on El Caminito del Rey path, surrounded by nature, and promoting hiking and other outdoor activities.

Francisco Campano, manager of the company in charge of El Caminito del Rey said that, as representatives of El Caminito del Rey, they would like to raise awareness of the bone marrow donation close to the day dedicated to this cause, so they had decided to cooperate with Josep Carreras Fundation on the 10th of September. He added that this foundation had been researching and fighting against cancer for more than 30 years in order to make it completely curable for everyone and in every case, so they wanted to support their cause and give all the ticket sales takings to the foundation.

Right before the World Marrow Donor Day, which is celebrated on the 21st September, visitors who come to this beauty spot will help raise awareness of the marrow donation in order to fight against leukaemia, a disease that affects more than 5000 people  a year in this country and it is the most frequent children cancer.

This way, the Caminito del Rey can support Josep Carreras Foundation and invite their visitors to enjoy hiking along this trail placed in an extraordinary surroundings and help a good cause at the same time.

This campaign will be supported by important people and institutions which are going to walk without stopping like 'IMPARABLES', as the foundation slogan and initiative are called, on the 10th of September in order to support the research on this disease and raise awareness of the marrow donation as one of the possible treatments of onco-hematological diseases such as leukaemia.

The company in charge of the path's management, Josep Carreras Founation, Málaga's Association for Research on Leukaemia (AMPILE) and the County Council of Málaga, as well as the town councils of Ardales and Álora are going to attend the event.

Moreover, security, information and maintenance personnel of the path are going to offer their services generously throughout the day.

Find out things about El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey is a tourist attraction placed in the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Beauty Spot, in the towns of Álora, Ardales and Antequera. The Gualdalhorce River flows below it, having run through El Chorro, Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo reservoirs.
El Caminito del Rey path is a trail which is up in the air, fixed to the walls of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes gorge. It is 3 km long and hardly 1m wide. One of its most famous parts is the hanging bridge, a walkway which is 105 m high. The rebuilding of the path was a real stimulus for the economy in the area. Starting from Febriary 2014, the County Council of Málaga, started the process of awarding the contract for the rebuilding of the path, which has finished in March 2015, when the path was reopened to the public. It turned from the most dangerous path in the world into a completely safe trail.