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Salute & Benessere The Azzurre on the pitch for prevention with Komen Italia

The Prevention caravan will be in Calabria, together with the FIGC, for two new legs: on 4 and 5 April in Cosenza for Italy's game against the Netherlands, free diagnostic tests will be offered with the support of volunteer doctors and local associations

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Azzurre on the pitch for prevention with Komen Italia

Thanks to the collaboration with the FIGC, the high-tech mobile units of the Komen Italia Prevention Caravan will be going to Calabria for two new stages to ensure women have access to effective and fair opportunities for protecting their health, and bringing prevention into areas where it is more difficult to reach.

On Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April ,Komen Italia will be in Cosenza, in Piazza dei Bruzi, from 09:30 to 16:30 CEST, to offer specialist visits for the prevention of breast cancer reserved for women outside of regional screening, in particular, mammograms for women between 40 and 49 years of age and for the over 70s, and breast ultrasound scans for women under 40. It will be possible to book visits in the dedicated section of the site

The Prevention Caravan visit - which received the patronage of the Municipality of Cosenza - also coincides with a very important sporting event: on 5 April at 18:15 CEST, the stadio San Vito-Gigi Marulla in Cosenza will host the National Women's team's opening EURO 2025 qualifyer, which will see the Azzurre take on the Netherlands.

“A special thanks goes to the Women's National Team and the Italian Football Federation, which has allowed Komen Italia to come to Calabria with the Caravan and offer free visits and diagnostic tests," - declared the president of Komen Italia, Professor Daniela Terribile. "These are two legs that will allow us to promote the importance of prevention and the provision of numerous free services, which will be followed by many other events, including stops at Mazzano Romano (RM), Poli (RM), Bagnara Calabra (RC), San Demetrio Corone (CS), Zagarolo (RM) and Alessandria del Carretto (CS)”.

The Prevention Caravan is a National Itinerant Programme for the Promotion of Women's Health by Komen Italia, which offers free activities to raise awareness and prevent the main gender-based oncological diseases to an increasingly wider public. With its six high-tech mobile units, the Prevention Caravan has so far carried out over 800 days of promoting women's health, bringing health protection opportunities "at home" to over 250,000 women in 17 Italian regions.

In particular, the Caravan is aimed at women who live in conditions of social and economic hardship and who therefore pay less attention to their health. The protection of women's health has important implications for the well-being of the community, due to the fundamental role of women in the family, work and social life.