Want to support a good cause? Several charity events exist in Luxembourg. You will find here the sports and solidarity events. A good way to enjoy yourself and show your solidarity to the sick and suffering people.
Relay for Life against cancer, March 25 and 26, 2023
Each year, a major charity event takes place in the spring at the Hull: the Relay for Life. The goal is to show unwavering support for cancer patients.
A 24-hour relay to support cancer patients
This highly anticipated event is organized by the Cancer Foundation as part of a 24-hour relay. Each year, more than 10,000 participants, organized in teams, take turns on the Hull track.
Each team organizes itself to lead this relay by walking or running. The disease leaves no respite for the patients. In fact, during the Relay for Life, one person from each team is always on the track. Many people mobilize to provide personal support to loved ones.
To participate, teams must be composed of between 24 and 48 people. Participants can register in one of the following categories: associations, schools (high schools, universities, etc.), companies and institutions, countries, health professions or supporters (families, friends, etc.)
Highlights of the event
Two important moments frame this relay: the opening ceremony and the candle ceremony.
Very strong in emotions, the candle ceremony closes this parenthesis with a minute of silence and sharing. Each time, a new word is revealed. Each one receives a message of hope and love to fight against the disease.
So don’t delay in organizing your team! More information on the site relaispourlavie.lu.
More than 8,700 people participated in the Relay for Life 2022. Nearly 540,000 euros have been raised to fight against Cancer. Congratulations to all participants and generous donors! See you in 2023!
Darkness into Light, support people in mental distress on May 6, 2023
Support those in need on May 6, 2023 by participating in Darkness into Light.
Darkness Into Light Organization
This solidarity march is organized with the support of the Irish Embassy in Luxembourg. Darkness into Light is also placed under the High Patronage of Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess. Help people in psychological pain by participating!
Designed to make everyone aware of the problems related to self-harm and suicide, the start is given at night. The participants then walk “from darkness to light”.
Registration fees are donated to Pieta House in Ireland, the organizer of this charity walk since 2009.
The profits of the 2022 edition were donated to the associations SOS Distress – Mir hëllefen iwwer Telefon an online asbl, dLigue and kannerjugendtelefon . The associations supported by Pieta: Ending Suicide and Beginning Hope also benefited from the collected donations.
Get involved to support people in pain
Today, more than 200,000 people are marching together on the same day in more than 200 cities and 20 countries. They are all bereaved by the loss of a loved one who has seen suicide as the only solution to his suffering. By coming together, the marchers will show those in pain that there is hope. The light of dawn comes, even after the darkest night.
Darkness Into Light was organized for the first time in 2019 in Luxembourg. There are now more than 400 walkers who support each other through the city of Luxembourg. The start is given at 5 am, even under a torrential rain. In 2021, the yellow walkers collected more than 33,000 euros. They were donated to associations involved in the fight against suicide.
Let’s bet that this year again, Darkness Into Light will gather more and more yellow walkers!
So don’t hesitate, register now, places are limited. You can also make a donation to DIL Luxembourg
Run in the Dark against paralysis on November 9, 2022
The next edition of the Run in the Dark race will take place on November 9th 2022 in Luxembourg. In support of the paralysis, the race takes place at the same time in more than 50 cities around the world.
The departure is given everywhere at 8 pm. Each year, the number of participants increases. This 2022 edition already has more than 800 runners.
You too can support the Mark Pollock Trust by running or walking the 5 or 10 km Run in the Dark. Each participant is equipped with a flashing armband and receives a goodie bag and refreshments after the race. You can also create your own fundraiser on the Run in the Dark page.
Following an accident, the Irish athlete Mark Pollock was paralyzed. The first blind person to travel to the South Pole, he was also an endurance racer. At the initiative of his friends, the first Run in the Dark race took place while he was still hospitalized. It was then, via the Irish community, that the movement quickly spread around the world.
The race has existed in Luxembourg since 2014. The pre-covid edition had gathered nearly 2,000 runners. Nearly 38,000 euros had been collected.
Broschtkriibslaf against breast cancer on October 1, 2022
Every year, the association Europa Donna Luxembourg organizes this race as part of the Pink October operation. The Broschtkriibslaf aims to support women with breast cancer in their fight against the disease.
This solidarity race has been held since 2003. The first departure gathered nearly 600 participants. The 2020 and 2021 editions were held virtually due to the coronavirus crisis.
This year, as since 2012, the start will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the beautiful setting ofNeumunster Abbey, located in the Grund. The 4 km course stretches along the Pétrusse Valley. The runners go through the old districts of the City of Luxembourg. Each participant can choose to walk or run the course. Depending on his stamina, he can do the course once or repeat it several times.
The atmosphere is friendly and special. Even in the rain, the race has a special significance for all the women present. There is an incomparable solidarity and mutual aid. Regardless of your level of athleticism, this race is well worth the effort.
Registration can be done online at broschtkriibslaf.lu. The participation fee is 15 euros per adult, 10 euros for youth and students. The race is free for children under 12 years old.
At the end of the race, the participants can eat in a festive atmosphere. A raffle with a draw of the numbers of bibs, allows to win many prizes.
The next edition of the Broschtkriibslaf will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023, in the Hespérange Park.
Lëtz Go Gold, against children’s cancers on September 24, 2022
Organized by the Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner, the 5th edition of the charity race Lëts Go Gold took place on September 24, 2022 in Kockelscheuer.
Like every year, participants commit to raising funds for children with cancer.
Students and minors commit to a minimum amount of 100 euros. Adults commit to raising a minimum of 200 euros. The money raised helps advance research against pediatric cancers. The funds are used to develop new drugs or improve the effectiveness of existing drugs.
In 2021, more than 900 runners had collected a little more than 420,000 euros. The record was broken in 2022 with more than 1,100 runners and more than 560,000 euros collected. Congratulations to all the participants for their commitment!
You too can participate in this race by running the 1/2, 5 or 10 km and committing to raise funds. You can also sponsor the event by co-financing the costs of organizing this race.
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