Contribute to research to find a treatment for Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F/D2 and, in turn, against AIDS through the campaign “HIV also saves lives“, promoted by CASDA (Citizen Association against AIDS of Castelló). ) for the benefit of Conquistando Escalones, is one of the proposals that will guide the social action of the Rototom Sunsplash international festival in its 27th edition, which will land from August 16 to 22 at the Benicàssim concert venue.
This initiative will be channeled through the system of reusable cups that the reggae event is once again implementing, once again, within the framework of its plastic free seal. The organizers of Rototom recall that this action has both an environmental impact -it avoids the manufacture of 350,000 single-use units- and a social purpose. The glasses can be purchased for one euro, which will be recovered once they are returned to the bars. However, those units deposited in the special containers distributed by the enclosure will be transformed into direct aid to the CASDA and Conquistando Escalones campaign through the Migranodearena Foundation (https://www.migranodearena.org/reto/el-vih -also-n-saves-lives).
Both entities will provide volunteers – they will wear an identification vest with a QR code to encourage donations – who will explain the fundraising campaign and try to get as many glasses as possible. However, if anyone is interested in collaborating with the cause, they can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or by WhatsApp at 646 040 968.
The initiative of CASDA and Conquistando Escalones aims to raise funds to develop the first clinical trial in humans of a possible treatment for muscular dystrophy suffered by some of the members of Conquistando Escalones and whose genetic mutation immunizes them against HIV. “Advances in research can benefit millions of people around the world,” explains Abrahán Guirao, president of this organization. After the festival closes, all the glasses will be counted to turn that amount into an aid to promote research on this type of Muscular Dystrophy and HIV.