This past weekend at Coque in Kirchberg, Relais pour la vie (Relay for Life) provided some emotional moments. (video in Luxembourgish)
Fondation Cancer has been organising this event for many years now. The aim is to support people who are fighting cancer, and to remember those who lost said battle.
To celebrate the 25th birthday of Fondation Cancer, the 375 participating teams ran 25 hours this year: from 7.30 pm on Saturday until 8.30 pm on Sunday. A record-breaking number of roughly 13,000 runners took part.
Luxembourg's first Relais pour la vie was organised in 2006. Back then, the event counted about 3000 participants. Since then, numbers have been steadily increasing and have more than quadrupled compared to those of 2006.
Last year alone, Fondation Cancer invested €2 million into cancer research. Organisers hope that the 14th edition of Relais pour la vie is going to bring in some €500,000.
Saturday 23 March
4.30 pm Doors opened
6.00 pm Opening Ceremony
- Official opening
- Patient testimonies
- Survivor & Caregiver Tour
- Parade of the teams
7.30 pm Start of the 25 hour team relay
Sunday 24 March
5.00 pm Candle Ceremony
8.30 pm End of the relay and final parade of the teams