In Europe, 35,000 children and young people between the ages of 0 and 23 are diagnosed with cancer every year. Little is known about the causes of these cancers and there are many different types. This makes each type of paediatric cancer a rare disease that struggles to attract sufficient scientific research.
As a result, survival rates have stagnated over the past 20 years and children continue to be treated with drugs that are sometimes more than 50 years old – while over the same period, innovation exploded for adults.
The treatments aren’t only old, they are also toxic and 2/3 of the children who recover, experience severe side effects.
To boost research in paediatric oncology and select the most promising projects in Europe, our Foundation, the French association Imagine for Margo and the Fondation Kriibskrank Kanner in Luxembourg, have joined forces and launched the FIGHT KIDS CANCER initiative. The funds you will raise for RUN TO KICK will be pooled together with those from France and Luxembourg. They will be used to finance the best research projects in Europe. The goal is to reach 3 million together!
RUN TO KICK is an opportunity for families affected by children’s cancer to get together and gather around them their friends and colleagues who didn’t know how to help them during this storm.
Mobilizing others to advance research is also a great group therapy for these families.
Come and experience this festive, positive, light and moving moment that pays tribute to those who are fighting or have fought against cancer. It’s a sheer dose of hope and solidarity.
Running, walking, crawling, or being carried? It doesn’t matter!
At RUN TO KICK, it’s the one who raises the most money that goes up the podium!
No need to be a great sportsman: RUN TO KICK brings together all ages and all physical conditions. What they have in common is that they all have a furious desire to kick children’s cancer far away!
This is the perfect opportunity to steal away the podium from your marathoner friend! Or to meet the famous colleague “Marie” that your wife or mother keeps talking about, or to see your girlfriend’s cousin again.
Families, friends, businesses… everybody can participate in RUN TO KICK!
2km, 5km, 10km… choose the challenge that fits you best!
Everybody is moving, but (almost) nobody is a real sportsman at RUN TO KICK. In any case, if you haven’t raced in 5 years, 6 months or 6 weeks, you won’t risk arriving last.
In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to get back into sport with joy, pursuing a noble goal! RUN TO KICK has no time registration, so no one will know your real running time ;-)
On the other hand, it’s just like a real race: provision stands with healthy products, stretching and running t-shirts are offered!
RUN TO KICK is exceptionally switching to a connected mode in 2020.
What on earth is this now about?
You might have noticed but we are going through exceptional times… To have fun yet be safe, every runner will be encouraged to run on its own or with its team (in accordance with what is authorised on or about September 27th), share pictures with us and be invited to a taped live ceremony that is bound to be at least ten times more fun and moving than the Oscars. No crocodile tears, no heels, only real people with genuine emotions. And we mean it.
Every participant will receive a “Connected Kicker Kit” full of surprises by post. You will literally believe that RUN TO KICK is taking place in your living room (a less muddy version though). What else?
You can run, jog, walk, roll or crawl over 2, 5 or 10km but above all, you feel like shooting kids’ cancer far way? Here is the registration procedure:
Good idea! This allows you to join forces and raise as much as possible to fund the fight against children's cancer because don't forget that every runner of the team remains oblige to raise minimum 200€ (100€ for minors and students under 25) in order to be allowed to participate in RUN TO KICK.
To create your team if you are not yet registered (Watch out! If you wish to join an existing team, look for its name with our search engine located at the top of the screen and click on “I register with this team”):
You can start inviting your friends to join your team and of course, fundraising like a champ!
To create your team if you are already registered:
If your company is eager to support your team by sponsoring the registration costs and/or the team’s fundraising effort, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall be happy to create your team page.
We shall provide with a secret registration link that should be shared within the company only. This link will enable every prospective runner to benefit from the advantages agreed with your company.
Every runner is expected to raise 200€ minimum (100€ for minors and students under 25) through his/her RUN TO KICK fundraising page.
No worries, this goes much easier than you think! Check out this tutorial film to inspire you on how to fundraise super effectively!
You can share your own page, your team's page or your tribes to solicit donations. If your supporter chooses to make a donation on your team's or tribe’s page, the donation will automatically be equally split between the team members who are registered at the moment of the donation.
In all cases, 100% of the funds you raised will be used to fund research against children's cancer.
You want to find out which projects KickCancer finances with your gifts? Please click here to see our projects.
If you want to support a runner, look for his or her name on the top of our page with our search engine. Then, click on “I donate”. If you don’t find him or her, ask to send you the link to his or her page.
You can also decide to support a whole team or a tribe at once. In that case, your donation will automatically be equally split between the team or tribe members who are registered at the time of your donation.
Your name, first name and email address will be communicated to the runner, the team captain or the creator of the tribe, depending on the type of page you will have supported.
Your first name will be mentioned on the page benefitting from the gift. If you do not agree, click on “Make my donation anonymous".
Thanks to our generous partners, 100% of the donations are used to finance research projects which aim at finding innovative treatments, improving existing ones and kicking children’s cancer to send it far, far away forever and may it never come back!
We have chosen reliable and experienced partners (Raise&Shine and Stripe) for your donations and the registration of your personal information. Your data are safe and handled in confidence.
If you donate 40€ or more over the course of a whole tax year (2020), you will receive during the first trimester of 2021 a tax certificate issued by the King Baudouin Foundation which manage your donations through the KickCancer Fund (paired with the KickCancer Foundation) and entitles you to a tax deductibility of up to 45% of the amount given.
Because of the pandemic situation, the 2020-edition will consist in a connected event: every runner will be encouraged to run on its own or with its team (in accordance with what is authorised on or about September 27th), share pictures with us and be invited to a taped live ceremony that is bound to be at least ten times more fun and moving than the Oscars. No crocodile tears, no heels, only real people with genuine emotions. And we mean it.
very participant will receive a “Connected Kicker Kit” full of surprises by post. You will literally believe that RUN TO KICK is taking place in your living room (a less muddy version though).
You will not need a connected watch or to download a specific app to participate in RUN TO KICK 2020. Only an internet access and happy feet!
A few days before the race, you will receive an email and a text message with a link to the event page that will allow you to meet the other participants, attend a champ’s warm-up training, discover a dedicated RUN TO KICK playlist, share pictures of your sportive dedication with the others and of course, attend the live ceremony… more information closer to the date!