It is now a tradition and a wonderful adventure!Since 2012, Imagine for Margo has organized the « Children without Cancer » race intended to finance specific research programs for childhood cancer. This event takes place the last Sunday of September in the St Cloud park.
A 5km race, walking or running, and a 10 km race, solo or as a team. You like challenges? Become the best collector, individual or by team. Prizes are given at the end of the race.
Registration is made via a secure platform, Alvarum. Registration fees are 10€ and every runner makes a commitment to collect at least 200€ to validate his/her participation. To reach this goal, call on your friends, your family, your colleagues. 100 % of funds collected are put into research. The donations are tax-deductible at 66 % (so a 20€ donations actually only costs 6,80€). The check is handed to the doctors and the researchers.This event is a moment for festivities with a village proposing multiple activities such as face painting and drawing, but also of emotion with a balloon release and parents’ testimonies, and of hope with the delivery of the check and a speech by the researchers. Numerous personalities are present every year with, of course, the presence of our sponsor Christophe Dominici.On September 23rd, 2012, 600 people participated in the 1st edition of the race. The more than 200 000 EUR collected contributed to financing a European clinical trial on the most frequent brain tumors in children led by the Institute Gustave Roussy (Villejuif) in France.In 2013, the rain didn’t dampen the mood of the troops. More than 1.000 runners, 7.300 donors allowed us to hand over 400,000 euros check to the researchers to finance two projects on neuroblastoma. 120 children from 7 European countries will benefit from this new treatment.In 2014 for the 3rd edition, more than 1.600 participants and 12.000 donors were mobilized to raise funds so that, the European clinical trial BIOMEDE about invasive brain stem gliomas could start quickly. This tumor is one of the most aggressive and has a very bleak prognosis. No therapeutic headway has been made in the last 30 years. 120 children will benefit from this trial. With the race “Children without Cancer” 2014, we were able to give a magnificent check to the researchers of 665.000 euros!The 4th edition in 2015 has been truly exceptional: nearly 2.500 participants, 21.000 donors, over 130 volunteers were present and an extra-ordinary check of 1.022 million euros awarded to the researchers!
All the funds collected were assigned to the therapeutic trial eSMART which is a part of the “Precision Cancer Medicine” program of ITCC: to analyze the children’s tumor to find their Achilles heel and propose targeted treatment.Do not hesitate! Join us right now on www.enfantssanscancer.com, create your account and begin your collection.