The 29th edition of the charity fundraising programme broadcast by TV3 and Catalunya Radio will be on Sunday 20 December and will look at Covid-19.
Like the rest of the world, Catalonia is also going through one of the most difficult and uncertain moments of recent times, caused by the coronavirus SARS-coV2 pandemic, with serious consequences for public health. In this exceptional situation, and in view of the need for progress in research into Covid-19, the Board of the Foundation has taken the exceptional decision to change the theme that was planned for La Marató this year and dedicate it instead to Covid-19, moving the edition on mental disorders to 2021.
Since the start of the epidemic in Catalonia, the media of the Catalan Media Corporation have been working intensely to respond to the needs of the general public, with information, news and public awareness on all the aspects of the coronavirus crisis. Now, together with the Fundació La Marató de TV3, and with the same demanding responsibility for public service, the Corporation is putting this charity event at the service of what are the greatest social needs for health today.
Finally, the Patronat de la Fundació La Marató de TV3 & the Autonomous University of Barcelona wants to convey a message of gratitude to all those people who, from the medical, welfare, social, business or voluntary fields, among many others, are in charge of the management of the first line of the emergency due to the coronavirus in all its aspects.