FIGHT KIDS CANCER is a joint initiative created by KickCancer (Belgium), Imagine for Margo (France) and Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner (Luxembourg), with the aim of accelerating the most innovative treatments through European funding and collaboration in paediatric cancer research.
FIGHT KIDS CANCER foresees the launch of annual recurrent calls for projects.
In 2020, the first FIGHT KIDS CANCER call resulted in the selection of six innovative research projects by independent international experts. Through these projects, we hope to make a major breakthrough in the knowledge and treatment of the following diseases, the treatment of which does not yet lead to satisfactory cure results:
The second call for projects is in progress and will lead to the selection of innovative projects worth around three million euros.
With 2021, FIAGOP will add its Italian contribution to this ambitious project.
In Belgium, France and Luxembourg, from 2021 in Italy and in the future also in other European countries, these projects are financed thanks to the organisation of our non-competitive solidarity races, which will be held on the same weekend in September. The more runners participate, and the greater their motivation to raise funds, the more we can invest in research.
The Italian edition of the race will be called IO CORRO PER LORO (I RUN FOR THEM): all the proceeds of the race will be donated to the Fight Kids Cancer Project because the organisation costs will be covered by the sponsors.
Take part in IO CORRO PER LORO 2021 by running, walking or donating to one of your participating friends; or, if you have a company, contribute to the organisation expenses by sponsoring the event!
If we run... we'll get there first!
You can run, jog, walk, roll or crawl over 3, 6 or 12km but above all, you feel like shooting kids’ cancer far way?
If you want to participate alone or in a team, you still need to create your own individual fundraising page to get started.
Here is the registration procedure:
Here are some tips:
Remember that your registration will only be final once you have raised a minimum of 200 euros (100 euros for children and students under 25). Only then will it be possible to reach the starting line on the 25 September 2022 in Rome.
Are you under 18? No problem! Just follow the procedure described above and we will send you an approval form to be completed by one of your parents, which you can print out and bring with you in September 2019. Children under 12 must remain under adult supervision at all times during the race.
Great idea! This allows you to join forces and raise as much as possible to finance the fight against children's cancer, but don't forget that each runner in the team is obliged to raise at least €200 (€100 for children and students under 25) to be able to participate in IO CORRO PER LORO in September 2022.
To create your team
You are not yet registered and wish to join your friends and family in the team they have created? It is as easy as searching for the name of the team in the search engine (at the top of the screen) and clicking on "I will register with this team". Then, fill in the registration form.
Already registered and want to join an existing team? First, log in to your account and search for the team name with the search engine (at the top of the screen) and click on "I register with this team".
Already registered and want to create a team? Log in to your account. Then, in your personal space, click on + create a team
If your company would like to support your team by sponsoring registration costs and/or fundraising, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to set up your company team page. We will provide a confidential registration link that should only be shared within the company. This link will allow any potential runner to benefit from the advantages agreed with the company.
We would be very happy to contact your company to introduce it to FIAGOP and thus illustrate our activity against paediatric cancer, as well as discuss a possible sponsorship for the team's fundraising. To do this, please write to email@example.com.
Each runner commits him/herself to raise at least €200 (€100 for minors and students under 25) through their fundraising page set up on the IO CORRO PER LORO website before midnight on 24 September 2022.
Don't worry, it's much easier than you think!
You can share your page and/or your team's page to solicit donations. If your supporter chooses to make a donation on your team page, the donation will automatically be divided equally between the team members who are registered at the time of the donation.
You will have until the last minute to collect the donations you need to confirm your registration. However, you will have to prove the additional donations (e.g. by showing your collection page) at the registration desk when you pick up your starting number. Otherwise, unfortunately, you will not be eligible to participate in the race. This is a harsh reality, but we cannot make exceptions in order not to lose sight of our concept of a solidarity race.
In all cases, 100% of the funds you raise will be used to finance research against childhood cancer.er 326 000€. Thanks to them, we were able to finance a first year of structural support to the working costs of the BSPHO. The aim of this financing is to enable the Belgian centres to coordinate their research activities in order to make them more effective and improve the care provided to Belgian patients.
The race will be held in Rome, in the Park of Villa Borghese. Access to the park is also guaranteed for the disabled.
There are several car parks in the area!
09:00 Opening of the departure village. Welcoming words, handing out of bibs, start of activities
10:30 Group warm-up with coach and music
10:45 Runners' briefing
11:00 Start of the 6km race
11:05 Start of the 3km race
12:30 Awards and prizes for the best collection, final speech and handling of the cheque to the researchers
14:00 End of the event
The start of the race is at 11:00. We recommend that you arrive at least an hour before the start so that you have enough time to collect your T-shirt and bib and enjoy the collective warm-up and entertainment.
You must have the following with you when you collect your bibs:
and, if you are under 18 years old
There will be changing rooms available but no showers.
There will be a tent near the bib drop-off point where you can safely store your bag with your personal belongings.
Don't worry! Refreshment points will be distributed all along the route. In addition, several food trucks will be available in the IO CORRO PER LORO village selling their culinary specialities (also vegetarian and vegan).
We are sure that you share the need to set a good example and show respect for the park that hosts us and, more generally, for the environment. We would therefore like to thank you in advance for your contribution to keeping the IO CORRO PER LORO village clean, by throwing your rubbish in the appropriate bins.
Note: We plan to give details of the practical information and programme about two months before the race.