Charity runs and walks in Luxembourg

Want to support a good cause? Here several events both sporting and charitable. In addition, they can be followed with family, friends or colleagues.

Darkness into Light, support people in mental distress on May 7, 2022

Support those in need on May 7, 2022 by participating in Darkness into Light. Aimed at raising awareness about self-harm and suicide, this walk is organized with the support of the Irish Embassy in Luxembourg. This year, Darkness into Light is also placed under the High Patronage of Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess. Help people in psychological pain!

The profits of this edition will be donated to the associations SOS Distress – Mir hëllefen iwwer Telefon an online asbl, dLigue and kannerjugendtelefon and the associations supported by Pieta: Ending Suicide and Beginning Hope. Registration fees will be donated to Pieta House in Ireland, which has been organizing this charity walk since 2009.

Ten years later, more than 200,000 people are walking together from night to day, through more than 200 cities and 20 countries. Bereaved by the loss of a loved one who saw suicide as the only solution to his or her suffering, the marchers gather to show those in pain that hope exists and that after the darkest night comes the light of dawn.

Organized for the first time in 2019 in Luxembourg, this march gathered more than 400 people at 5 amthrough the city of Luxembourg under a torrential rain. In the end, the yellow walkers collected more than 33,000 euros which were donated to associations involved in the fight against suicide .

Let’s bet that this year, Darkness Into Light will gather even more yellow walkers! So don’t hesitate, register now, places are limited. You can also make a donation to DIL Luxembourg

Information and registration on the Darkness Into Light website.

 

Relay for Life against cancer, March 26 and 27, 2022

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Relay for Life

A major charity event traditionally takes place in the spring at the Hull: the Relay for Life. The goal is to show unwavering support for 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 walking or running on the Coque trail.

Each team organizes itself to drive this relay so that one person is always on the track. The disease leaves no respite for patients and many people mobilize to provide personal support to loved ones.

Teams (between 24 and 48 people) can be registered in one of the following categories: associations, schools (high schools, universities, etc.), companies and institutions, countries, health professions or supporters (families, friends, etc.)

Two important moments frame this relay: the opening ceremony and the candle ceremony. This very emotional ceremony closes this parenthesis with a minute of silence and sharing. Each time, a new word is revealed to leave a message of hope and love to all.

So don’t delay in organizing your team! More information on the site relaispourlavie.lu.

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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!

Broschtkriibslaf against breast cancer in October 2022

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Broschtkriibslaf

Organized by the association Europa Donna Luxembourg in association with the City of Luxembourg, this race aims to support breast cancer patients in their daily fight against the disease.

As every year for the past 17 years, the start is at 10:00 am at theAbbey of Neumunster in the Grund. The 4 km long course stretches along the Pétrusse Valley and goes through the old districts of the City of Luxembourg. Everyone can choose to walk or run the course, once or several times depending on their endurance.

The registrations can be done online on the website broschtkriibslaf.lu. The participation fee is 12 euros per adult or 6 euros for 13 to 25 years old.

At the end of the race and in a friendly atmosphere, stands allow to eat. A raffle is also organized with a draw of the bib numbers.

The next edition will take place in October 2022.

 

Run in the Dark against paralysis in November 2022

The next edition of the Run in the Dark race, in support of paralysis, will take place in November in Luxembourg as well as in more than 50 cities around the world with the same start time at 8 pm.

Each year, the number of participants increases. So come and 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.

Irish athlete Mark Pollock, the first blind person to go to the South Pole and an endurance racer, was paralyzed in an accident. At the initiative of his friends, the first Run in the Dark race took place while he was still hospitalized. It is then, via the Irish community, that the movement quickly spread throughout the world, including Luxembourg.

Learn more about Run in the Dark

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