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 €
The runners of the UTMB® are supporting AURAF-TRANSPLANT
in partnership with the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Megève Rotary Club
The Association for the Utilisation du Rein Artificiel (Use of artificial kidneys) in Africa and the promotion of transplants, aims to allow access and development of the care offer concerning renal insufficiency in Burkina Faso.
Renal insufficiency is a change in the functioning of the two kidneys which means that they no longer filter the blood correctly. Waste and liquids therefore accumulate in the organs. When the terminal stage of the disease is reached, it is necessary to resort to dialysis because the prognosis for survival of the person is otherwise limited.
To date, Burkina-Faso has only one dialysis centre. Its capacity to help people is extremely limited, and the breakdown of equipment is unfortunately very frequent. The care of patients, is therefore not optimal.
Furthermore, the monthly cost of sessions is well above the average salary, which also limits the access to dialysis. As Dr Kintega confided: « it is better to suffer from AIDS than from renal deficiency because the treatment for AIDS is free ».
It is a catastrophic situation, those with kidney failure are dying due to lack of dialysis space, faults with equipment, lack of means...
Our objectives are therefore as follow :
- Overall objective : to contribute to the access and development of the care offer relating to renal deficiency in Burkina-Faso, by the means of educational and/or informative action for the medical corps and patients, for better diagnosis and care of chronic renal disease both on geographic and economic grounds.
- Specific objectives : to create and develop long-term viable and autonomous associative dialysis centres throughout the country to facilitate access to renal replacement treatment which patients need.
- Evaluation mission on the ground
- Collection of material (25 beds, 16 generators, 3 arm-chairs ...)
- Creation of a local office to ensure the continuation of our actions
- A month-long training in France for a doctor and a nurse from Burkina-Faso
- To help to open a second centre in the country in Bobo-Dioulasso (through in country training)
- To send a container of equipment
- To open an associative dialysis centre so as to increase the care offer