The Translation Centre takes part in the race against cancer
Over the weekend of 19 and 20 March 2016 the Grand Duchy took a stand against cancer. More than 10 500 people took part in the Relais pour la vie organised by Fondation Cancer. The Translation Centre was represented by a team of 40 people who took it in turns to run for 24 hours on the track at the Coque, a sports stadium in Luxembourg's capital.
The Relais was the 11th consecutive edition of the race organised by Fondation Cancer in the Grand Duchy. The aim of the event, that marks the struggle fought by cancer patients, is threefold: to provide moral support to patients, collect money (over EUR 320 000 in 2015), and raise public awareness of cancer.
Highlights of this moving event included the Survivors' tour, the minute of silence in memory of those who have lost their lives to cancer, and the opening and closing processions. The traditional candle ceremony was held this year with the words 'pour la vie' [for life] spelled out with almost 5 000 candles.
Immediately afterwards the Translation Centre held its own internal collection. All of the money collected has gone to Fondation Cancer.
Link to the site: Relais pour la Vie