The Maratona da Saúde
Maratona da Saúde (www.maratonadasaude.pt) is a non-profit, public utility association that in partnership with RTP (the Portuguese public broadcasting service) launched a “Telethon-like” format in Portugal, similar to the one organized in other European countries. This innovative project combines science, health and entertainment to raise awareness and funds for Biomedical Research in Portugal, integrating the Portuguese culture by engaging several types of public and sectors of the society.
Each edition of Maratona da Saúde is dedicated to a theme and consists of several initiatives across the country to create awareness and fundraising for research in specific diseases. These events culminate in an annual fundraising TV show broadcasted live in RTP 1 and RTP International for several hours. The past 6 editions were dedicated to Cancer (2 editions), Diabetes, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases and Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies, respectively. The 7th edition was dedicated to Rare Diseases.
Join this cause by calling 760 20 60 90 (0,60€+VAT) or by donating 0,5% of your annual taxes with no cost for the donor.