The Charity Walk of the Half Marathon for supporting Trisomia 21 Onlus

On April 6th, the charity walk of the Half Marathon aims to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the association engaged alongside people with Down’s syndrome or with similar genetic-related disabilities and their families.

The Charity Walk of Half Marathon Florence supports Trisomia 21 Onlus. This event will also be the first occasion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the association, which has been helping people with Down’s syndrome or with similar genetic and intellectual disabilities and their families since 1979.

Charity will be the protagonist of the walk planned on the afternoon of Saturday 6th of April. The event will be held in the historic center of Florence starting at 3PM from Piazza Santa Croce, with the slogan of “My walk, My fun”. A walk that is open to everyone, as it has always been in the mission of Uisp – Italian Union of Sport For All, promoter of the event. Children, families, adults and elderly can participate. An opportunity to discover the city listening to the curiosity and anecdotes of a guide, and to support a good and valid cause  with your participation.

Trisomia 21 in the last 40 years has been actively engaged in the territory to ensure the respect and full rights of people with Down syndrome or intellectual disabilities comparable to it. To achieve full inclusion, it is necessary to work on a combination of factors that involve not only people with Down syndrome, but also and above all society. The donations collected will be used to promote the social, emotional and working life of people with Down syndrome or intellectual genetic disability, with the goal of achieving maximum independence, including housing. At the same time the funds will be allocated for training and research.

The Charity Walk registrations open on March 12th and you can book your place by filling out the form HERE, or by calling the following numbers 0556583529 / 055.6583555 (from Monday to Friday from 11.30AM to 1PM and from 2.30PM to 5.30PM).

ATTENTION: The guided walk will take place ONLY in ITALIAN language.

The contribution to participate in the walk is 10 euros (5 euros from 6 to 12 years, free up to 6 years) and all participants will receive a gadget. The walk is open up to a maximum of 200 people.

Also, on the Enternow website ( it is already possible to make a free donation to support Trisomia 21 in the registration phase of the Half Marathon of April 7th.


(photo: Trisomia 21 facebook page)