The first ever fun run for kids, organised by Mimosa Matters, will take place on 15th April 2018 at the Stade des Bouillides in Valbonne. Ebica International School is proudly sponsoring this event, which has been specifically organised for children between the ages of five and 15 to help in the fight against childhood cancer in the Alpes-Maritimes.
Every year, there are another 2,500 case of childhood cancers diagnosed in France, and 50 right here on our doorstep in the Alpes-Maritimes. These children undergo treatments in various hospitals, often for a long time, robbing them of a childhood.
Following on from the huge success of Mimosa teams in the yearly Nice-Cannes Marathon, Mimosa Matters has decided to launch the Mini Mimosa Fun Run to encouraged children to take part in a healthy and fun event whist making a difference.
“We decided to launch Mini Mimosa as we saw such a huge wave of support from children during the Nice-Cannes Marathon,” says Mimosa president Juliette Clarkin. “This is about harnessing their vitality and inspiring them to help whilst highlighting the need to keep healthy. Basically kids helping kids.”
Mimosa will be working alongside its main charity partner, La Ligue Contre le Cancer, to provide them with the funds to support children with cancer in the region, whether with medical equipment or to sponsor entertainers and workshops during their stay in hospital, bringing some fun distraction to some very brave individuals.
The Mimosa Committee are keen that children benefit from taking part in this fun experience, and that parents and the community can encourage them as much as they can.
“A person’s a person no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss
The Valbonne mairie is joining the list of community members lining to support the cause, by providing the Stade des Bouillides free of charge to host this event.
There are three distances to choose from depending on age – 800m, 1.6km and 3.2km – and kids will receive a T-shirt, medal and certificate following their huge efforts. Alongside the fun run, the event will be a whole morning of activity and camaraderie with a raffle and a great atmosphere for all the family. There will be lots of stands in the stadium, with sports demonstrations, healthy eating advice and food and drink for the competitors and their supporters.
Ebica International School was an obvious choice for the Mimosa Committee, which has been raising funds to help beat cancer in the region for the past four years. The school is an IB World school welcoming pupils from two to 18 years, and is founded on the principles of creativity, positivity, inspiration, energy and innovation.
Ebica says, “Mimosa is making waves in the community, raising much needed funds in the fight against cancer. This event is aimed at teaching children healthy values that they can begin to undertake and use throughout their lives – sport, nutrition and health and charity. We believe that children should have the agency to positively affect change in their communities and that by getting involved, even in the smallest of ways, they can have the biggest of impacts.”
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
If you are between five and 15 years old you can sign up. Ask your parent or guardian to register you at www.mimosamatters.org/minimimosa. Registration is €10 by Sunday 8th April. A parent or guardian can accompany younger children for free.
Tell all your friends and family to sponsor you by donating online at www.alvarum.com/minimimosa2018. All the money raised from the registration and your sponsorship will go directly towards La Ligue Contre le Cancer, who support numerous children with cancer in the Alpes-Maritimes.
For more information: www.mimosamatters.org