Frecciarosa 2022 in Le Marche: an extraordinary Pop train travelling between Ancona and San Benedetto del Tronto

Doctors and volunteers are on board for free consultations and medical examinations. A special Pop train travels between Ancona and San Benedetto del Tronto

The latest innovation for Le Marche is Frecciarosa 2022, the breast cancer prevention project promoted by the IncontraDonna Foundation with the FS Italiane Group and the patronage of the Ministry of Health. For the entire month of October, the initiative provides free examinations, consultations and ultrasounds aboard High Speed, Intercity and Regional trains and in the FrecciaLounge at Roma Termini and Milano Centrale.

On Wednesday, 26 October, an extraordinary Pop train will depart from Ancona Centrale station at 10:25 am headed for San Benedetto del Tronto and arriving at 12:06 pm, with intermediate stops in Civitanova Marche at 10:45 am and Porto San Giorgio at 11:23 am.

The convoy will depart from San Benedetto del Tronto station at 2:15 pm to reach Ancona at 4:20 pm, to then stop in Porto San Giorgio at 2:33 pm and Civitanova Marche at 3:12 pm.

On board the train and in the intermediate stations, where the train will make extended stops of around 30 minutes, volunteers and medical specialists shall be on hand to provide advice, distribute informational material and carry out free examinations and ultrasounds.

One of the aims for the Frecciarosa is to promote a culture of prevention and to encourage early detection of breast cancer which, thanks in part to an increased focus on screening, has seen the mortality rate fall by almost 7% in the last six years.

All this, amongst other things, comes just a few days after the new European recommendations on the implementation of cancer screening and in view of 55,000 new cases per year, yet with an 88% survival rate five years after diagnosis. This significant data finds prevention and pharmacological innovation to be the determining factors.

“After the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, prevention is back travelling on the train this year with a series of on-board initiatives that have connected the north and south of Italy. The slogan selected is “Riaccendiamo la prevenzione” (akin to “Let’s Turn Prevention Back On”), which has been extended into a more widespread programme throughout Italy than the last edition.

The FS Group wanted to renew support for the Frecciarosa project which, year after year, has enabled thousands of people to receive information and medical check-ups focused on healthy lifestyles, enhancing the culture of prevention, given that protecting health and safeguarding well-being are part of the corporate culture and are the founding principles of FS’ social and industrial identity.