Pajama Run is an event organized by LILT to support children affected by cancer. Here’s what it is and how we decided to support the cause.
What is the Pajama Run?
Every year, in Italy, over 1,400 children and over 800 adolescents fall ill with cancer or leukemia. It is estimated that today in Italy there are more than 44,000 people who have had childhood cancer. The Pajama Run is an event to support the fight against pediatric cancers. Organized by LILT (Italian League for the Fight against Tumors), it consists of a race in which participants wear their own pajamas in support of those who, unfortunately, are forced to wear them all day long. This event has reached its fifth edition this year and represents an incredible demonstration of affection and closeness towards young cancer patients.
The month of September is dedicated to raising awareness of pediatric cancers, symbolized by the Gold Ribbon, that represents the courage and strength of children with cancer. The 15th is the day when, in several Italian cities, everyone is invited to put on their pajamas and take part in this special race. Participants are asked to make a small donation with the aim of raising funds to be donated to the families of children with cancer.
 Source: Italian Ministry of Health, data relating to the year 2022
How Max Application supports the cause
We at Max Application, the developer of the SafetyDrugs safety database for pharmacovigilance, care about the cause and believe that the Pajama Run is an extraordinary initiative that unites communities in a tangible gesture of solidarity. We have therefore decided to make our contribution to supporting the event in two significant ways.
Firstly, we decided to sponsor the event in the city of Biella, the company’s headquarters, thus supporting the organization and implementation of the event at a local level.
Secondly, we encourage the Max Application team to actively participate in the march by supporting the cause with a participation donation. In this way we can contribute in a concrete way to supporting the families of children with cancer and spreading the message of hope and solidarity that this event represents. The invitation was warmly welcomed: 75% of employees will participate to support this noble cause.
Pajama Run: come with us
We are ready to march and we need your support! Every step you take with us represents one more hope for those brave children and their families. Join us in this amazing race for life! September 15th is the day we can make a difference, together with children with cancer and their families. Participating in Pajama Run 2023 is simple but powerful: sign up, put on your pajamas and run or walk with us to support the fight against childhood cancer.
Together we could create a better future for those in need of care and support. The more we are, the more we can make a difference.
For further information you can visit the official Pajama Run website.