OAC is Partner of Sport4Cancer the Big Sport Event against Cancer in Murcia, Spain

OAC is Partner of Sport4Cancer the Big Sport Event against Cancer in Murcia, Spain
The Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Murcia (Spain) is located in Mar Menor and works for the promotion of physical activity and sport in the society. This promotion is carried out showing the beneficial effects of regular physical activity on health, and with different sport management strategies, such as organizing sports events. The Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Murcia has several years of experience organizing big sport events in the Region of Murcia. These sport events are always carried out thinking in social inclusion, and trying to use the potential of physical activity and sport to help people in risk of social exclusion.

Organizing a Big Local Sport Event with European dimensions due to the participation of institutions that work in this field of cancer prevention in 12 European Member states. The Big Event will be carried out with the help of volunteers of the participating countries involved in the project, and it will focus on the health promotion of physical activity for the entire society, and also in social inclusion of people with cancer and disabilities, populations with important barriers for the practice of physical activity and sport.

The Sport4Cancer will be held in Mar Menor (Region of Murcia), an ideal place for beach and water sports, with excellent facilities, professionals and a perfect climate for these activities. There will be sports competitions, sports exhibitions and recreational sports activities to encourage the participation of citizens. The event is expected to bring together more than 10,000 people from different countries. The activities will be carried out in different scenarios, fully mobilizing the city for the event, with sports activities on the promenade, in parks, on sand and in the water of the beaches. In addition, the area will be prepared for the celebration with live music, a play area for young children and various activities throughout the event area. More than 60 sports activities will be held simultaneously throughout the site, including horseback riding, fishing, water polo, kayak polo, diving, sailing, canoeing, cycling, boxing, judo, rhythmic and aesthetic gymnastics, archery, orientation, etc.

• Promotion of physical activity through a big international sport event.
• Social inclusion through a big international sport event, specially of people with cancer and disabilities.

SPORT 4 CANCER is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
PROJECT CALL: Not-for-profit European Sport Events NOT related to the European Week of Sport.
PROJECT COORDINATOR: University of Murcia (Spain).

Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Turkey Greece, Sweden, Norway and Poland.

The OACCUs project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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