Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Zermatt Solidarity Event

On september 27-28 Zermatt will host a Roped party of solidarity. A joint campaign by ZONTA Morges-la-Côte and Europa Donna Switzerland to demonstrate that even after breast cancer one can lead a fulfilling life. To demonstrate that and to encourage women whose health has been affected, the organizaers are setting the following challenge: to reach the summit of the Breithorn (4164 m) peak. This top athletic feat is meant to bring together women affected by breast cancer and their family members with others who are committed to fighting breast cancer, supported by mountain guides and a group of volunteer helpers.
Using the "Roped party of solidarity to the top of a 4,000-metre peak" the organizaers would like to make clear to everyone that it is possible to lead a completely active life after breast cancer. In particular, the organizers would like to draw attention to the solidarity among women and show how important assistance and support are. Overcoming one's own limits also means reclaiming one's self-confidence, a feeling that often suffers considerably when faced with breast cancer.
Parallel with that, on Saturday evening, a round table on this theme will be organized, and opened to the public. Women involved with or afflicted by breast cancer from all over Europe and Switzerland, as well as people involved in politics and in the media have been invited to participate.