DIJON: Race to help fight breast cancer

Odysséa Dijon is back this Saturday 4th June for a 17th edition. Aim, run or walk in physical or connected mode to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

The association celebrates its 20th anniversary

Odysséa was born from the desire of three women who wanted, and still do, to work together to fight breast cancer. Odysséa launched its first edition in Paris in 2002, bringing together 1,000 women at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. For 20 years, the adventure has continued and the association has continued to grow, offering a route of races and hikes throughout France, raising almost 12 million euros thanks to the mobilization of more than 1 million participants

More and more participants in Dijon

“Thanks to the mobilization of 6,300 participants, 51,000 euros were raised and donated to three local actors in the fight against breast cancer in 2021,” explains Malik Assadi, organizer of Odysséa Dijon, adding: “It’s the Jean-Pierre Père association , the Carpe Diem 21 association and the Center Georges-François Leclerc. Since 2006, more than 430,000 euros have been raised for patients in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region. And finally: “The goal this year is always the same, to have as many participants as possible in order to donate as much money as possible to the fight against breast cancer.”

The Georges François Leclerc Center

The CGFL, Burgundy Franche-Comté Regional Cancer Control Center, is an innovative cancer treatment and research center. Respect for human reality and a center of excellence known for offering patients quality multidisciplinary care thanks to a modern and efficient technical platform, the CGFL has established itself in more than 40 years as a major medical and economic player in Burgundy Franche-Comte established.

Carpe Diem 21

It is an association created by an oncologist from the city of Dijon, Ms. Boilleau-Jolimoy. It brings together people affected by cancer during and after their treatment and their families. The association offers these people adapted physical activities to fight the disease but also to regain their vitality and a positive body image. For several years, Carpe Diem has also been a recipient of funds from the Odysséa Dijon race, alongside the Center Georges François Leclerc.

The Jean Pierre Association father

The main purpose of creating this association was the opening of La Mirandière in Quetigny in June 1993. Since then, its objectives have remained the same, such as that of the University Hospital of Dijon in 2005, but also around the well-being of patients with progressive pathologies of all kinds in the final stages to ensure or nurses and volunteer teams for palliative care through the health area of ​​the Côte-d’Gold

Connected Races

Thanks to the free mobile application Odyssey You can train as often as you like and collect kilometers for the fight against breast cancer. Aim, accept the challenge remotely with the application before June 12th. The organizers are waiting for your practice and end-of-race selfies.

Let’s travel 45,000 km together

You can travel 5 or 10 kilometers at your own pace, alone, with friends, in a group and even with your company, physically or in connected mode. Even the little ones can take part, over 1 km Registration can be done on Saturday 4 June in the village and on the website.
– I Run for Mom is a 1km free pace run with no timekeeping
– 5 km walk + 5 km run, without a stopwatch
– 10 km without timing

The Entertainment Village

As every year, this 17th edition will be punctuated from 2pm to 8pm at the Parc de la Colombière by events for registered members and also for the general public who are not registered. Health experts will answer questions at the information stands. The Center Georges François Leclerc will explain in detail what the money raised in Dijon is used for each year. Presence also of beneficiary associations. Access will be free.

Norbert Banquet
Photos: Odysséa-Dijon.fr

Info and registration: Click HERE on the page: odyssea-dijon/

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