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On foot on a pilgrimage from Talamona to Rome. The 25-year-old from Talamone Marco Gavazzi, a volunteer of the GFB Onlus, left for the capital on May 18, 2015 as ambassador of the Beta-sarcoglycanopathies Family Group.


"He will be our spokesperson - underlined Beatrice Vola, president of GFB Onlus -, will tell all the people he meets during his journey what we do and will wear our t-shirts". Vice-president Marco Perlini went on to explain: "Marco will bring a message of joy, peace and hope, accompanied by the prayers of the members of the association, who will support him from a distance, on his journey of reflection and awareness. This pilgrimage was born with the aim of raising awareness on the problems of people suffering from this serious genetic disease, Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy type 2E or LGMDR4, bringing a message of hope in scientific research, which is currently trying to find effective therapies for the disease. , the hope of finding the light that effectively guides researchers towards therapy ”.


Marco Gavazzi left Talamona on 18 May, walked 850 km, about 35 - 40 km a day, and returned in June (by train!). From Piantedo he traveled the path of the wayfarer, up to Lecco. He moved to Pavia on secondary roads. From Pavia to Florence he followed the Via Francigena, he moved up to La Verna, where he traveled the Via di San Francesco, passing from Assisi, Rieti, to Rome. Along the way he met some families of the association, who accompanied him for short stretches. Arriving in Rome, he delivered the message of the association to Pope Francis, to local politicians, and to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. For this new adventure, the GFB Onlus followed Marco Gavazzi step by step, publishing photos of his performances on social networks.





May 18th 2015: departure from Talamona - Lierna

May 19th 2015: Lierna - Cibrone

May 20, 2015: Cibrone - Milan

May 21, 2015: Milan - Pavia

May 22, 2015: Pavia - Miradolo Terme

May 23, 2015: Miradolo Terme - Montale

May 24, 2015: Montale - Costamezzana

May 25, 2015: Costamezzana - Cassio

May 26, 2015: Cassio - Pontremoli

May 27, 2015: Pontremoli - Sarzana

May 28, 2015: Sarzana - Pietrasanta

May 29, 2015: Pietrasanta - Lucca

May 30, 2015: Lucca - San Miniato

May 31, 2015: San Miniato - Florence

June 1st 2015: Florence - Tartiglia

June 2, 2015: Tartiglia - La Verna

June 3, 2015: La Verna - Sansepolcro

June 4, 2015: Sansepolcro - Pietralunga

June 5, 2015: Pietralunga - Biscina

June 6, 2015: Biscina - Assisi

June 7, 2015: Assisi - Spoleto

June 8, 2015: Spoleto - Stroncone

June 9, 2015: Stroncone - Poggio Mirteto

June 10, 2015: Poggio Mirteto - Monterotondo

June 11, 2015: Monterotondo - Rome

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