The start of the 8th edition of the “Triathlon des Roses” will be given in Toulouse this Sunday, September 26, at 3pm in Les Argoulets. A 100% feminine and united race, for the benefit of breast cancer research. A sporting challenge organized by the Arc Foundation as a prelude to the Pink October campaign.
For the 8th consecutive year, the Arc Foundation organize at Toulouse the “Triathlon of Roses”“. Research dedicated to women to fight against breast cancer and help in this area. 100 meters of freestyle followed by 6 kilometers by bike and 2 kilometers of running, the Triathlon can be done individually or As a team Registration fees are 50 euros for individuals, 100 euros for teams of two and 150 euros for teams of 3. These fees are entirely donated to breast cancer research.
The start in Toulouse will be given this Sunday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Les Argoulets. This year they are more than 378 participants against 250 last year.
A challenge to beat breast cancer
A sporting and united challenge to raise funds, inform and raise awareness. In France, out of 400,000 new cases detected per year, nearly 180,000 women are affected, 58,000 of them will be victims of breast cancer and 12,000 will die of it.
The Arc Foundation explains that only one in two women takes part in the screening program organized in the region. However, if caught in time, breast cancer can be cured in 9 out of 10 cases.
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Collector, informant, awareness raising
All funds collected will be entirely donated to the Arc Foundation in order to “support various research projects including Prism 2 which aims to evaluate the benefit of immunotherapy in patients affected by so-called triple negative breast cancer. Immunotherapy is an approach that holds great promise for patients with this cancer “.
Thanks to donations, the Foundation allocates more than 25 million euros each year to these research projects.
To raise funds but also to inform and inform the public about prevention and screening while promoting the benefits of physical activity to fight disease. Studies show that sports can prevent 20% of breast cancer and reduce the risk of recurrence by 24%. Stands will be set up on the site to welcome the publisher.
Those who will take the start of the race today are committed to taking up this challenge.