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Tower Run: a golden race to fight childhood cancers!

September 27th, 2018

130 Sanofi runners answered the Sanofi Espoir Foundation call for the 2nd edition of the "Tower Run", a "vertical" race up the stairs of the Montparnasse Tower, to support medical research against childhood cancers. A "GOLDEN" mobilization that will have enabled the Sanofi Espoir Foundation to contribute €58,000 to the Gustave Roussy Foundation.

Ever upwards to boost research into childhood cancers

On Saturday, September 15, 130 Sanofi runners joined the Sanofi Espoir Foundation team at the foot of the Tour Montparnasse (a stand-out tall building) in Paris to participate in Tower Run 2018, a solidarity race to support the fight against childhood cancers, as part of the Cure Childhood in the 21st century campaign, spearheaded by Gustave Roussy.

On the program: 1,000 steps up 60 floors in a warm atmosphere with a breathtaking view of Paris when you reach the roof of the Montparnasse Tower!

Thanks to this mobilization, Sanofi Espoir was able to donate €58,000 to the Gustave Roussy Foundation, to help advance research into childhood cancers that kill 500 children each year in France.

Tower Run: a golden race to fight childhood cancers!

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation in solidarity with the campaign "Curing childhood cancer in the 21st century"

Each year, with the gold ribbon as its symbol, September ("Golden September") is a month of mobilization and fundraising focused on childhood cancers, promoted by Gustave Roussy.

To accelerate research, the Gustave Roussy Foundation has launched a major fundraising campaign in line with its ambition of "Curing childhood cancer in the 21st century". The target is to raise 10 million euros by 2020, which will make it possible to fund various areas of research and care.

This second edition of the Tower Run brought together just over 1,000 participants and raised €230,026 for the Gustave Roussy Institute's "Curing Childhood Cancer in the 21st Century" campaign.

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation's support for this campaign is a direct continuation of its strong commitment to the fight against childhood cancers, through its worldwide My Child Matters, program, launched in 2006.

In France, one in every 440 children will develop cancer before the age of 15, 2,500 children are affected each year, and cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among children over one year old. At present, 20% of affected children cannot be cured. Their only recourse is progress in research!