DIRECT (Survivors Großglocknertour 2009) // Event
On the 6th of September, eight young people hailing from Kals in Eastern Tyrol undertook a five day Großglockner adventure of a special kind. All of them are surviving paediatric cancer patients, also known as “Survivors” throughout the world. They were accompanied by lecturer Dr. Michael Dworzak, paediatric oncologist at St. Anna Children’s Hospital, researcher at the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute and medical coordinator of this alpine tour. The team was completed with mountain guides, employees fom St. Anna Children’s Hospital and the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute, an outdoor psychologist and a filmcrew from the Otto Pammer movie production team.
The campaign is part of the EU funded communication project „Overcoming cancer with research (DIRECT)“ coordinated by the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Helmut Gadner, director of the institute and medical director of St. Anna Children’s Hospital.
Coordinator: St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute, Austria
Location: Großglockner, Austria PROJECT WEBSITE
Partners / Collaborations
St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute, AT