The FLAC has been one of the most important tools in the fight against cancer. Funding research, informing, preventing and helping those affected and their families on a daily basis, are all parts played by the FLAC to eradicate the disease.
To reach that goal, it is essential for the FLAC to change the vision society has of cancer and of those suffering from it.
Together, with the FLAC Committee, we have made that goal ours. We want to convey the message that some fights are worth fighting for because they can be won.
To this end, the Seine-Saint-Denis Committee has decided to organize the Relay for Life, a major event where different organizations, public and private institutions, hundreds of people and relay runners come together to support the FLAC.
The trip is just a way to prolong the relay and all that it stands for.
With the Seine-Saint-Denis commitee, the FLAC decided to experience a first in France: The Relay for Life. This beautiful and huge demonstration will gather up associations, public institutions,teams of runners , and a large public of visitors who will for 24 hours use their energy and means to inform, celebrate and foundraise for the Fight Against Cancer.
Xavier's trip, which will officially start on that Sunday will carry on the spirit the hopes and the aims of the manifestation throughout the continent.
This manifestation will simply show that there are battles that can be won, challenges that have to be taken, and difficulties that can be overcome.
Sébastien Joly, professional road racing cyclist, with La Française des jeux did me a great honor by accepting to become the patron of my trip.
Sébastien Joly is a French professional road racing cyclist. Since 2000, Joly has been a professional rider. He started with the Bonjour team. In 2003, he joined the Jean Delatour team and won la Route Adélie. He runs his first Tour of France in 2004 with the Crédit Agricole team. In 2006, he joined the Française des Jeux team. He won the same year the Paris-Camenbert, and finished at the third place of the prologue and twelfth in the general ranking of the Paris-Nice. On June 25th 2007, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, he underwent an operation in July and was back the race in February 2008 at the Grand Opening Price La Marseillaise.
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We also hope to read news from Xavier often, to show to our friends and customers, how our bike works and how far Xavier is with his adventure.