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One more year Lorca joins the national campaign 'Go for Multiple Sclerosis' to be held this coming Sunday (09/07/2019)

The objective of this initiative is to increase social awareness about Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease of the Central Nervous System, which usually affects people between 20 and 30 years old, and that can produce symptoms such as fatigue, lack of balance, pain, visual and cognitive alterations, speech difficulties or tremors.

The councilors of Sports and Social Services of the City of Lorca, Irene Jódar and María Dolores Chumillas, and the president of EEA III, Francisco del Vas have presented, this morning a new edition of the campaign 'Wet for Multiple Sclerosis'.

An activity that will be developed in Murcia's Health Area III, next Sunday, July 14, in the summer municipal pools of Puerto Lumbreras, Lorca and Totana, as well as the aquatic facilities of the Los Álamos Sports Club.

Jódar Pérez recalled that this is the eighth edition that will take place in the Lorca swimming pools, an awareness-raising activity, in which bathers and swimmers will be able to get their solidary diploma 'Mójate', reflecting the meters of solidarity swamped by people with multiple sclerosis.

You can also participate in the various activities of animation and in the 'Great Dip'.

From the City of Lorca, to facilitate the proper functioning of the activity, the councilor of sports has announced the provision of the association a portable public address system, a colchera to delimit the swimming space in the pool and for the position of merchandising, a protective tent.

The hours in Águilas will be from 7pm to 10pm and the central act 'Gran Chapuzón' at 7:30 pm, at Puerto Lumbreras at 1pm, at the Lorca pools at 5:30 pm and at Totana at 7:30 pm .

Although the volunteers will be all day in the pools from its opening until closing.

The mayor of Social Services, María Dolores Chumillas, said that "one more year Lorca joins this initiative of social awareness about multiple sclerosis, a neurological disease that is the first cause of disability not overcome in young people in our country , which is estimated to affect 55,000 people in Spain according to multiple sclerosis Spain, of which 75% are women.

For his part, Francisco del Vas stressed that "this activity is the largest act of participation and social awareness about multiple sclerosis that is performed nationwide, this year present in more than 900 beaches and swimming pools adhered to the campaign."

In addition, in this edition, the AEMA III Multiple Sclerosis Association has the support and image of Lorca Fútbol Club through the slogan "They get wet from multiple sclerosis".

Del Vas has detailed that "the collection will go to the services we provide daily from the association, as are the case of physiotherapy, speech therapy, and psychological care, among others. The collection of 'Mójate 2018' was 2,822.07 € that corresponds to the sale of the products of the campaign that is carried out from May approximately until September and that includes t-shirts, towels, aprons, shovels, bags, etc., in addition to what the sponsors contribute and some solidarity collection of the pools, For example, in last year's edition the Los Alamos Club put a piggy bank at the disposal of its members. "

According to the data that comes from the 'Wet 2018', a total of 104 people participated who swam a distance of 60,515 meters and 17 volunteers joined this edition.

Specifically, 27 people participated in the pool of Lorca, who swam a total of 12,225 and we have four volunteers.

In Totana, 36 swimmers who traveled 34,150 meters and five volunteers joined the initiative and in the case of Puerto Lumbreras 41 people were in charge of doing 14,140 and we had four volunteers.

The animation team also had the participation of four people.

As a novelty, this year the activities of the 'Mójate' will be held for a few hours with an information and merchandising stand that will be installed on Saturday, July 13 in the afternoon at the beach of La Colonia, Águilas.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system.

It is present throughout the world and is one of the most common neurological diseases among the population of 20 to 30 years.

It can produce symptoms such as fatigue, lack of balance, pain, visual and cognitive alterations, speech difficulties or tremors.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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