The Children Without Cancer City Solidarity Run is back on 19 May 2022
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- On May 19, 2022
This is a great opportunity to put on your sneakers and run together for research! The Imagine for Margo association is organizing the 3rd edition of the Children Without Cancer City race in Paris La Défense to mobilize companies and individuals in the business district.
Run for a good cause
Cancer is the leading disease causing death in children in France and Europe. The figures are edifying: 1 child in 440 develops cancer before the age of 15, and 1 child in 5 dies from it. Since cancer research is essentially focused on adult cancers, very little funding is allocated to paediatrics. This is why Imagine for Margo is mobilizing and organizing the Children without Cancer City solidarity race, a festive and friendly event that collects donations for research, with the following modalities:
- Each participant undertakes to collect at least €200;
- The partners bear the costs of the race, which makes it possible to allocate 100% of the donations collected by the participants to the research.
This year, Sarah Ourahmoune, French boxer with the most medals in Europe and internationally, has decided to get involved alongside Imagine for Margo by becoming the godmother of the race. Long live solidarity sport!
Two successful editions in 2018 and 2019
During the first two editions, more than 1,500 runners and 50 corporate partners raised 359,000 euros. To review the 2019 edition on video
Donations funded two research programs:
- Seludex in 2018, a therapeutic trial in anaplastic large cell lymphoma;
- Biomede IA in 2019, the first artificial intelligence program on infiltrating gliomas of the brainstem, pediatric cancer with a very poor prognosis.
About Imagine for Margo
For 10 years, Imagine for Margo has mobilized, raised awareness and collected donations to accelerate research against childhood cancer. The association finances European programs that provide a better understanding of pediatric cancers and the development of specific, innovative and more effective treatments for children with cancer, in partnership with the best cancer research centers in France and Europe. Since its creation, Imagine for Margo has collected more than 14 million euros to fund 35 cutting-edge research programs, enabling more than 3,000 children to benefit from innovative and personalized treatments in Europe.
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