– A total of 1,544 runners donated €3 on registration
– The organization also donates to the Asperger Association the profits from the Milla Menores (Junior Mile), 10Kids and the Children’s Park.
València, 18-02-2019.- The eleventh edition of the 10K Valencia Ibercaja 2019, celebrated on January 13, managed to raise more than 5,300€ for the charity, Asperger Valencia Association. Specifically, a total of 5,361€ was raised, thanks to the 1,544 runners (about 12% of the total) who opted for the solidary contribution of 3€ when registering.
In addition, this amount is added to the funds collected from the parallel activities that the organization allocates to the charity, so that registrations for the Junior Mile, the 10Kids and the Children’s Park have also been assigned to the cause.
The symbolic handing-over of the cheque took place this morning at Ibercaja’s headquarters in Valencia, coinciding with the International Asperger’s Syndrome Day and where the president of the Association, Miguel Vidal, received the cheque. The event was also witnessed by the Provincial Territorial Director of Ibercaja in Valencia, José Gil; the Director of the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, Elena Tejedor; the Manager and Head of Sales of Hyundai Autiber Motor, Noelia Tomás and José Vicente Chaparro, respectively; the Manager of Clínica Baviera Valencia, Luis Miguel Raga; and the director of the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, Álex Aparicio, among other representatives of the Organisation.
Asperger Valencia Association
The Asperger Association was born out of the need to make the Asperger’s Syndrome more visible, to help care for people with this condition and their families, to facilitate their improved day-to-day respect and integration. The Association is a meeting point for answers, advice and help. In it, people with the Syndrome and their families participate in workshops, training and therapies carried out by professionals in the field of specialized psychology.
According to data provided by CONFAE (Asperger Confederation of Spain), currently the prevalence of Asperger Syndrome is 3 to 5 people per 1,000 born. This proportion, applied to the population of Spain, means that of the 46.5 million inhabitants in our country, 139,000 to 232,000 would have Asperger’s Syndrome.
The Valencia Association helps 275 families in which at least one member has Asperger’s Syndrome. To this number must be added the Asperger members of families with more than one diagnosis. More than twenty people work for all of them, including workers and volunteers.