ESGO Awareness Run

​​Register now to join your peers for the 1st ESGO Awareness Run to promote a healthy life style, raise awareness and beat women cancers! ​

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PREVENTION.jpg​Set the Pace against Cervical Cancer
Run with ESGO​

Promenade des Anglais, N​ice 
October 24, 2015, 07:15-08:15

Over 2​50 delegates* have already registered to the ESGO Awareness Run as of October 1, 2015.

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The ESGO Awareness Run is supported by a grant from Intuitive Surgical.

HPV Vaccine, Screening and Cancer Prevention

Every year, 528,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with cervical cancer and every hour, 2 women in the EU are losing their l​ives as a result of cervical cancer. 

But according to the latest EU Commission Report, less than 5% of the whole cancer control budget in the EU is allocated for prevention.

As Cervical Cancer is a preventable and totally curable disease, when it is diagnosed at early stages, ESGO believes that increasing public awareness on cervical cancer prevention will ultimately make a difference on cancer survival. 

Taking a step forward, for the first time at this year's congress in Nice, ESGO organises the Awareness Run to raise awareness on early detection of cervical cancer and HPV vaccination programmes through a run activity to encourage a healthy life style, which directly affects the gynaecological cancer incidents.  

Support ESGO's initiative and kick off the ESGO 2015 Congress with a five kilometre run along Nice's blue coastline, Promenade des Anglais on Saturday, October 24, 07:15-08:15.

Not a runner? Come to support your peers!

Donate for the cause! ESGO will welcome small donations to support awareness activities to help beat the Cervical Cancer. 

Instructions for Participants

When: October 24, 2015 at 7.15 am
Where: Promenade des Anglais, Nice
Meeting point: “Hard Rock Café” (5 Promenade des Anglais, 06000 Nice​) at 7:00 AM



By car: Exit “Promenade des Anglais” on highway A8 from Marseille or Monaco. Underground parking next to the Cafe.

By bus: lines 8, 11, 52, 60, 62, Massenet stop

By tramway: line 1, Masséna stop

Please read the instructions carefully. They are for your safety and to ensure everyone enjoys the race.

Prior to the race, all runners will meet at the meeting point and will be provided with a t-shirt and race bib – please fasten the race bib to the t-shirt.
The race length be a total of 5 km (2.5 km each way). Stewards will be positioned along the route should you require any assistance.

Special trophies for the man and woma​n race winners will be awarded at the Opening Ceremony.

Please note pre-registration is required in order to receive the race t-shirt and number. You can also register at the congress venue on Friday, October 23, from 15:00 to 18:00​. There is no inscription fee for​ the Run but small donations to support ESGO’s prevention activities are welcome. All races will start promptly at the time and water will be provided at the finish line.

Above all - enjoy the run!

Cervical Cancers 2015 outlook: What the public should know 

  • Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer of women around the world. 
  • Screening reduces incidence and m​ortality but has only been established in 16 EU countries.
  • HPV is the causative agent of cervical cancer and more than 70% of it occurs due to HPV type 16 and 18. 
  • Vaccination rates for cervical cancer prevention vary widely across Europe. 
  • Women´s obesity, alcoholism and unhealthy lifestyles directly impact the genital cancer incidence

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