Giving and commitment

Sporting and solidarity events

Événements sportifs et solidaires

For years, Paris La Défense has supported many associations and offers you the opportunity to do the same. Every year, the area hosts regular campaigns for blood donation and no less than 5 sports and solidarity events. We need you, so put on your sneakers!

Blood donation

In France, 10,000 donations are needed every day to meet the needs of the sick. The EFS is close to your workplace to allow you to donate blood easily. A simple gesture that saves lives because only 45 minutes are enough to give blood. It will be used for the treatment of blood diseases, cancer, in case of emergency and during surgery or childbirth. You can donate blood if you are between 18 and 70 years old and weigh at least 50 kg.
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A Daffodil for Curie

The Institut Curie's Daffodil Against Cancer campaign is a national outpouring of generosity to accelerate medical research and innovation. The Institut Curie, France's leading center for the fight against cancer, calls on the French people to mobilize every year, and in particular the Défensiens, during the collective challenge organized on the territory. As part of the event, a solidarity village is set up on the forecourt of Paris La Défense to offer employees the opportunity to transform their energy into donations for the association on bicycles. This sports session, led by a professional coach, is carried out with music and in a good mood! You can also buy potted daffodils.
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The Vertigo Race

It is in Paris La Défense that the PLAY International association organizes the first vertical race in France: Vertigo. This innovative project invites sports enthusiasts to climb the 48 floors of the First Tower - the highest tower in France - as quickly as possible to reach its 230-metre summit. The NGO PLAY International is responsible for developing education through sport programmes in France (including Mayotte), Burundi, Kosovo, the United Kingdom and India.
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The Kids Without Cancer City Run

The figures are indisputable: 1 child in 440 develops cancer before the age of 15, and 1 child in 5 dies of his or her cancer. It is on the basis of this alarming observation that Imagine for Margo launched the Children without Cancer City run in 2018 in Paris La Défense. Three routes are proposed: 5 km or 10 km run, or 5 km walk. Please note that 100% of the donations collected will be donated to research to find innovative and specific treatments for children with cancer.
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Challenge contre la Faim

Whatever the size of your company, you can participate and register your teams to the Hunger Challenge! The concept is simple: after having raised awareness, mobilized your teams internally, and passed the registration stage, eight sports will be offered to you: running, walking, yoga, zumba, boxing, mölkky, climbing or spike ball. The objective will be to practice the chosen sport for 1h30. The donations will enable the NGO to take concrete action and carry out projects in the water and sanitation sector.
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The Special Olympics race

It's the oldest solidarity race in the neighborhood! Special Olympics is organising its inter-company relay race on the square in La Défense. This association works for the sports integration of mentally handicapped people. Come and sweat for the good cause!
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