Excellent success for the “Regata delle Rondini”, solidarity sport sailing organized by ANDOS “National Association of Breast Operated Women” – Committee of Latina ODV. The day began with the welcome of the President ANDOS Latina, Dr. Paola Bellardini, who underlined the importance of increasing citizens’ awareness of diagnostic anticipation by encouraging adherence to regional cancer screening programs. Following there were greetings from Commander Antonio Caserta of the Coast Guard of San Felice Circeo, and from the President of the Circeo Yacht Vela Club Franco Borsò.
At 10 am, in a slightly rough sea, with a strong wind and under a beautiful sun, 16 sailing boats between 9 and 13 meters that hosted 50 ANDOS women from Latina and nearby cities (Anzio / Nettuno, Velletri, Sezze and Fondi), set sail and concluded in just over an hour the 6-mile route traced by the Circeo Yacht Vela Club in the splendid waters in front of the Circeo coast. In addition to the unmooring and mooring operations, the men of the “Circeo 1 °” Port Cooperative facilitated the embarkation and disembarkation of the guests in maximum safety, while the Coast Guard ensured assistance at sea. At the end of the regatta, over 160 people present refreshed themselves thanks to the Academy of Mediterranean Cuisine, coordinated by President Franco Bruno, which prepared an excellent buffet based on fish and vegetables, good wine and delicious sweets.
During the convivial moment, the floor was given to some ANDOS women who testified how important it is to share the associative life and all their enthusiasm for having participated in an extraordinary event that gave them a day of carefree and well-being. It was then the moment of the awards with plaques at the Academy of Mediterranean Cuisine, withdrawn by Franco Bruno, at the Circeo Yacht Vela Club, withdrawn by Franco Borsò and at the Circeo 1 ° Cooperative, withdrawn by Monia di Cosimo. The Mayor of the Municipality of San Felice Circeo Giuseppe Schiboni, taking the floor and accepting the wishes of all those present, also confirmed the support of his Administration for the next editions of the “Regata delle Rondini”.
ANDOS is present in Italy with about 50 Committees, in Latina it has been active since 2010. The mission of the Association is to take care of women operated on for breast cancer and it does so through various activities: psychological support, lymphatic drainage of the arm involved, path group nutritional and physical activity, group occupational activity, free supply of wigs, cultural and recreational activities. ANDOS also undertakes to increase citizens’ awareness of diagnostic anticipation by encouraging adherence to regional cancer screening programs, also to promote the multidisciplinary pathway of breast cancer treatment among women at the Breast Units. . The Volunteers, women already involved in the disease and not, work every day with enthusiasm to guarantee the above activities, completely free.