Rome raises awareness for childhood cancer

Fontana del Tritone turns gold ahead of Peter Pan marathon.
Rome's Fontana del Tritone in Piazza Barberini is illuminated in gold lights on the nights of 29 and 30 September as part of the worldwide Light it up Gold campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

In Italy each year around 2,000 children and young people are struck with cancer, with survival rates of about 80 per cent, and cancer remains the disease responsible for the most fatalities in children.

Rome's participation in the Light it up Gold campaign comes ahead of Corriamo Insieme, the annual marathon event in Villa Pamphilj organised by the city's Peter Pan Onlus association, which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, on Sunday 1 October. 

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