Walks for Life 2020

New Format: More Choices, Same Fun

Organised by Cancer Support France – Languedoc

Not to be thwarted by these uncertain times, a dauntless team at CSF-L has devised a flexible and fun new format for our ever-popular annual fundraising event, Walk for Life.

In 2018, CSF-L’s 8th Walk for Life saw over 200 participants walk a combined total of more than 1500 km and raise a fantastic sum of €5000. Sadly, our 2019 walk had to be cancelled because of bad weather, but this year it’s back against all the odds!

New Name, New Format

Newly named WALKS for Life, the 2020 event proposes that smaller groups of friends and families organise individual walks or cycle rides of their choice – which can be known and loved, or new and unexplored – of any length and on any day between 1st and 30th September. This new format allows for anyone to take part, wherever they are.

CSF-L Walking/Cycling Guide

We are asking all locally based WALKS For LIFE 2020 groups to send us their chosen route map, photos and highlights of their route, which we will compile into a CSF-L Walking/Cycling Guide after the event. This will be made available online, so that you can download a walk or cycle ride of your choice which you will have been recommended by another member.

Where will the money go?

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen funding needs explode on all fronts, and has led to a collapse in donations to La Ligue Contre le cancer not seen since World War II. The research projects initiated and funded by La Ligue bring about significant advances in the treatment and quality of life of people with cancer throughout France. To support the work of this important Association, we propose to donate 50% of all funds raised during this year’s WALKS FOR LIFE to La Ligue Contre le cancer Comité de l’HÉRAULT. Please give generously!

Although we can’t Walk for Life together as usual this year, we hope that as many of you as possible will don your walking boots/cycle shorts one day in September, wherever you may be, in honour of those close to you who have been affected by cancer.

How will Walks for Life 2020 work?

  • Form your own group of walkers or cyclists.
  • Choose a day in September (any time before the 30th) to suit you and your group.
  • Plan your own walk or cycle ride (however long or short you like). Even if you are stuck in Sweden, Australia or the UK and can’t return to France for this great annual event, walk in memory of your loved ones anyway.
  • Take a picnic and a big bottle of water.
  • Wear CSF Colours – blue and white – for your walk or cycle ride.
  • Consider walking or cycling ‘remotely’ with other friends who can’t be with you, using Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc.
  • Make a donation to Cancer Support France. We suggest a minimum of €10 for participants over 14 years old.
  • Take some photos of highlights along your route, and send them to CSF-L together with your route map, directions and other key information because…
  • We aim to produce a CSF-L Walking /Cycling Route guide after the event.

Before your walk/cycle ride

  • Plan your route and invite your friends.
  • Register your group (see link to registration form).
  • Send in your donation to Cancer Support France: a range of ways of paying are offered (see donation details below).
  • If you would like to join a walking or cycling party, we can offer a match-making service and put you together with others planning a route near you.

After your walk/cycle ride

  • Send us your photos so that they can be shared on our website and in our newsletter.
  • Send us information about your walk/cycle, together with photos and route maps, for inclusion in the CSF-L Walking/Cycling Route Guide (more information coming soon).
  • Send in any outstanding donations (see below for details).
  • All those sending in photos or submissions for the route guide will be entered into a raffle to win one of these beautiful Lockdown Quilts made by Theo Platings.

I’m up for it – how do I register?

It couldn’t be easier. Just click on this link and fill in the very short form. Not everyone in your group needs to sign up – just the person organising. If you are the person registering, it may be easier if you collect the donations from your group and send them through to us either before, or when you have done your walk/ride.

When you register you will be asked to check a box to confirm you have read and accept the declaration on behalf of yourself and the other people in your group. Declaration: I confirm that we wish to enter Walks for Life 2020 which is organised by and is in aid of CSF-Languedoc and La Ligue Contre le cancer l’Herault. We understand that we do so at our own risk and that CSF-Languedoc is not responsible for any injury or loss that may occur as a result of our participation. We confirm that we have taken medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the event about any conditions that might affect our physical ability to participate. We consent that photographs taken during Walks for Life 2020 may be used to publicise these events and the work of the association. I understand that by registering I/we commit to giving CSF-Languedoc a minimum donation of 10 Euros per person over age 14 in my group.

How do I donate?

If you wish to make a donation, you can do this by:

Direct transfer in Euros


Cheque in Euros

Paypal in any currency or via credit cards

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Direct transfer

If you have a euro bank account, donations may be made by single or regular direct transfer to our bank account.
Please email treasurer.csflanguedoc@gmail.com for our account details.

When you have made the donation by direct transfer, please email treasurer.csflanguedoc@gmail.com and include your name, details of the amount and information about the payment so we can record it correctly, e.g. if in memory of an individual.

By cheque

We are only able to accept cheques in euros. Please make your cheque payable to CSF-Languedoc  and send it to:

  • CSF-Languedoc, 20bis Quartier de Sercognes, 34800 NEBIAN.

By PayPal

PayPal may be used to make donations in any currency or via credit cards. The donation will be converted to euros and transferred to our bank account. Please enter your details in the form below. This website uses the latest technology to protect your information.

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Whichever way you donate, if you are a French tax payer, you can reclaim up to 60% of the donation against your next ‘avis d’imposition‘. Please ask us for a ‘recu fiscal‘.


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