Run and help those who need it
Since the beginning of its time, the UTMB® has always wanted to associate the energy of the event with a spirit of solidarity. Our mountain culture places an importance on human relations and mutual aid. We are impregnated with the famous spirit of 'roped partners' and animated by this willingness to help each other to gain personal victories : to get over a difficult moment, to fight against an illness or to help children grow up and flourish.
So the UTMB® has developed several ways of collecting donations for partner charitable associations. The organisation supports 5 associations directly through a system of contributions made during registration for each of its 5 events. Besides, 140 SOLIDARITY RACE-BIBS are granted to runners who wish to support one of our partner associations by donating 2000€, paid directly or through sponsors in order to raise the sum. Finally, each runner can, if they wish to do so, take advantage of their participation to support an association of their choice by being sponsored so as to show their support for the organisation.
The UTMB® has create strong links with the associations they support, following the implementation of the actions and favouring human exchange between the runners, the organisers and the associations.
290 000 €
collected by the associations
Donations at registration
25 000 €
Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine (FAM)
Approved by the state in 2005, la Fondation Greffe de Vie works to promote organ donation and transplants.
Its objectives are to inform the French and their heighten awareness about organ donation, to revitalize transplantation activity and to improve patients’ lives.
By running for the Fondation Greffe de Vie, you may actively contribute to its missions :
- To equip hospitals with specialised equipment
In 2007 the Fondation Greffe de Vie helped set up the programme «Coeur Arrêté» (Stopped Heart) by supplying hospitals with specialised machines (pulsing machines and massage boards). This equipment improves transplant processes and saves lives daily. Today, this mission has become our priority: we have the aim of supplying a machine to each health establishment which asks for one.
- Spread the « culture of donation »
This is, in our view, the most effective way of making the general public aware of all the types of donation (cordon blood, blood, platelets, plasma, bone-marrow, organs). So, the association «Don de Vie» started by the Fondation Greffe de Vie, the Laurette Fugain association and the Grégory Lemarchal association, was awarded the label «Grande Cause Nationale» (Big National Cause) in 2009. These three groups launched a website in 2010 aimed at those in their last years of schooling -www.18ans-jedonne.com- in order to spread the culture of donation within an entire age group.
- To freely distribute the « Passeport de Vie » (Passport for life)
It is a set of cards, the principal card of which should be personalized and kept on one’s person and other cards given to friends and relations informing them of one’s decision.
Distributed on-line on the site www.greffedevie.fr, the Passeport de Vie, the card saying “donneur d’organes” (organ donor), offers one the advantage of being able to tell one’s acquaintances about their position towards organ donation. Adopted by the Biomedicine Agency as a national standard, the Passeport de Vie is a purely informative card whose aim is to instigate discussion amongst the family.
To reserve a solidarity race-bib with Greffe de Vie, contact :
Cédric Emile - +33 1 45 78 50 80 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon reception of your donation, la Fondation Greffe de Vie will send you a receipt allowing you to deduct 66 % of your donation from your tax, within the limits of 20 % of your income. If you represent a company, the fiscal receipt will allow you to deduct from your IS 60 % of the amount of the donation.