Superhero helmet, knee pads, makeup and cape. On the starting line, more than 200 children are ready to give their all. In small groups, they rush off at full speed, under the eyes of the parents who encourage them. This Sunday, September 26, the Allées Jean Jaurès in Toulouse welcomed the Great Scooter Race, for the first time.
“My father had the idea of creating a free race for” able-bodied “children who trot for children with cancer. Since 2013, we have been organizing this in Bordeaux, but we wanted to develop and we chose Toulouse The funds raised thanks to our partners will go to research on pediatric cancers “, explains Guillaume Sibé, president of the association “Nire Laguna Thomas“, which organizes the race.
Educate parents and children
Whether they won or not, at the end of the day, the kids are all happy to have participated. And overall, they know why they are doing it. “We were told it was to raise money for childhood cancer. I thought it was good.”, says 9-year-old Yohan. That’s why his mother wanted to register him, to have a good time with the family, but also to raise awareness her children and help this cause.
“The goal is to raise awareness among families, via the partner stands and that of the League against cancer. Every year, we see children who leave without having won, but who tell us: at least we have helped research. It’s really important to us “, continues the organizer.
Thanks to this Great scooter race, 120,000 euros have been identified to fight against pediatric cancers, since 2013.