Want to support a good cause? Several charity events exist in Luxembourg. You will find here the sports and solidarity events. It’s a great way to show your solidarity with the sick and suffering, while enjoying yourself at the same time.
Run against childhood cancer on September 23 with Lëtz Go Gold
The 6th edition of the Lëts Go Gold charity race will take place on September 23, 2023 in Kockelscheuer, on the initiative of Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner.
Fundraising against pediatric cancer
Do you want to fight childhood cancer? So get involved in the next Race Against Pediatric Cancer. Like every year, participants in the Lëtz Go Gold race are committed to raising funds. All proceeds go to children’s cancer research.
What’s special about this coruse is that we are committed to raising funds for paediatric cancer research. 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. These funds are used to develop new drugs or improve the efficacy of existing ones.
Next edition of Lëtz Go Gold, September 23, 2023
To date, 80 teams and 984 participants have raised over 230,000 euros.
By 2021, over 900 riders had raised just over 420,000 euros. Record broken in 2022 with over 1,100 runners and more than 560,000 euros raised. Congratulations to all the participants for their commitment!
You too can take part in this race by completing the 1/2, 5 or 10 km and pledging to raise funds. You can also sponsor the event by co-financing the costs of organizing this race.
To find out more about this race against pediatric cancer, visit letzgogold.lu/
Broschtkriibslaf against breast cancer on October 7, 2022
A joint race against breast cancer
Every year, the Europa Donna Luxembourg association organizes a race against breast cancer, as part of the Pink October campaign. 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.
The atmosphere at this race in solidarity with women suffering from breast cancer 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.
Edition 2023, start in Hespérange Park
This time, the start will be at 10 a.m. in the Parc d’Hespérange. More information to follow on the course. Generally, the start was given at Neumunster Abbey in Luxembourg. The 4 km course stretched along the Pétrusse Valley, taking runners through the old quarters of Luxembourg City.
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.
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.
Registrations can be made online at broschtkriibslaf.lu .Participation costs 17 euros per adult, 12 euros for young people and students. The race is free for children under 12 years old.
Run in the Dark against paralysis on November 15, 2023
The next Run in the Dark race will take place on November 15, 2023 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. The 2022 edition counted over 25,000 participants worldwide.
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 were raised.
Relay for Life against cancer
Every year in March, a major charity event takes place in the spring at La Coque: Relay for Life. The goal is to show unwavering support for cancer patients.
Over 13,000 people took part in the Relay for Life 2023. The event raised 791,000 euros for the fight against cancer. Congratulations to all participants and generous donors! See you in 2024!
A 24-hour relay to support cancer patients
Highly anticipated event is organized by the Cancer Foundation as part of a 24-hour relay. Every year, more than 10,000 participants, organized in teams, take turns on the Coque 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.
Darkness into Light, support for people in mental distress
Support those in need in the next edition by taking part in Darkness into Light. The 2024 date is not yet known, but it should be in May.
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 Detresse- 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 mental distress
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
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