Donostia’s Kursaal Palace is illuminated on December 15 with the colors of EITB Maratoia 2021 | Maratoia

It will be today from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. In addition, on Thursday December 16, coinciding with the great solidarity day at EITB, the artist German Cedano will carry out an ephemeral artistic intervention on the sand of La Concha beach.

This Thursday, December 16, will be the great day of EITB Marathon 2021, whose cause is the Alzheimer’s and from today Donostia-San Sebastian will host two special initiatives linked to this edition.

On the one hand, the Tuesday, December 14 and the Wednesday, December 15, the Kursaal Palace from the capital of San Sebastian it will be illuminated with the image of EITB Maratoia. It will be on Tuesday, 20:00 to 23:00 hours and the Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.s.

The next day, Thursday, December 16, EITB Maratoia will be visible on the La Concha beach, in a ephemeral artistic intervention in the sand. There, the artist German Cedano (Calat 33) will make a He drew related to this edition dedicated to Alzheimer’s, a work that will disappear at the end of the hours with the rise of the tide and the arrival of the waves. The artist will begin to produce the piece at 07:30 hours, and is scheduled to be completed by 11:00 hours. At 13:00 hours, with the complete rise of the tide, the work will have disappeared. All intervention will be recorded by multiple cameras and a drone, and there will be a sign of streaming to be able to see the whole process.

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This year’s cause, Alzheimer’s

Under the motto Alzheimer’s is a heart disease, the solidarity initiative EITB Maratoia 2021 is dedicated to Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects more than 40,000 people in the Basque Country and which, as the motto of this edition recalls, erase the memory and the memories most beloved of the people.

EITB Maratoia has become a project open to Basque society that seeks the participation direct from all citizens through two essential lines: on the one hand, raise money destined to the investigation of the disease, and on the other, to carry out a information and awareness campaignn.

Last Thursday, the headquarters of the Health Research Institute Biocruces Bizkaia hosted the round table titled ‘EITB Marathon in conversation’, in which Alzheimer’s disease was approached from a health, social and research perspective. With this talk-presentation, which can be seen in its entirety on the EITB Maratoia website, started the final stretch of the solidarity campaign, which this year has also had a participatory action. EITB Maratoia has encouraged citizens to share your memories and, of course, to send their versions.

On the EITB Maratoia website a digital space dedicated to memory in which we can see, save and share the memories that we do not want to forget: photos, audio notes, videos and texts … The song “How beautiful it will be”, from the ZETAK group, puts the soundtrack to those memories and to this edition.

How to make donations?

In addition, the free phone from EITB Maratoia to make donations. Is he 900 840 750 and it will be operational from December 1 to 18, both inclusive, from 11:00 to 22:00 hours (except December 16, which will have special hours). There are also other ways to donate: Through wire transfer (Caixabank ES04 2100 8686 8102 0004 5619, Laboral Kutxa ES56 3035 0450 15 4500005802 and Kutxabank ES86 2095 0611 00 9120154296), for BIZUM (solidarity donation: 33478) and making the online donation on the EITB Marathon website.

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Ownership of all accounts is BIOEF, Basque Foundation for Healthcare Innovation and Research, public entity that is the recipient of the amounts contributed for Alzheimer’s research. BIOEF, the foundation of the Department of Health to promote and manage research and innovation in the health system, will be in charge of allocating the funds raised in EITB Maratoia to the different research projects.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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