The Valencia City Council will allocate the funds raised from the San Silvestre 2023 to research on rare diseases at the La Fe Health Research Institute (IIS La Fe)
An initiative driven by Noah Higón, as announced by the Mayor of Valencia, María José Catalá
The Popular San Silvestre of Valencia will take place on December 30th
The Mayor of Valencia, María José Catalá, announced this morning that the Valencia City Council has decided to allocate the funds raised from the sale of bib numbers for the traditional San Silvestre Popular race to finance research projects on rare diseases at the La Fe Health Research Institute (IIS La Fe).
Catalá made this announcement during her meeting with Noah Higon, a jurist, political scientist, and activist for rare disease patients, with whom she committed to "seeking ways for the City Council to collaborate in raising awareness of these pathologies, as well as in providing funding for research."
Specifically, the mayor explained that "all the money raised from the sale of bib numbers for the San Silvestre will be directed to the La Fe Health Research Institute in Valencia, where they are already doing commendable work but need all the possible assistance to open more lines of research."
San Silvestre Popular
The San Silvestre Popular of Valencia will take place on December 30th. Last year, this race had 17,400 bib numbers, including 400 in the competitive category. The cost of the bib number was 1 euro. The route covers 5,300 meters, has no age limit, and has a festive and charitable character.
This year marks its 38th edition and is organized by the Municipal Sports Foundation of Valencia in collaboration with El Corte Inglés. The Correcaminos Sports Club also collaborates in distributing bib numbers at its headquarters.
El IIS La Fe colaborará con el Ayuntamiento de Valencia y con Noah Higón, impulsora de la iniciativa, en la organización de una semana temática sobre la investigación en enfermedades raras.