The Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon supports the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity, which raises money for research to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. Run together through the heart of Europe and give this incredibly important research a boost with your donation !
Parkinson is a degenerative and until now incurable disease. Even though the illness is mainly known as an old age disease, more and more patients at a younger age (even as young as 20 years old) are diagnosed with Parkinson. The symptons (such as changes in movement, shaking, stifness, speech impairment, difficulty swallowing, sleep deficit and depression) are widespread and worsen as the illness evolves.
Until now, all available medicines for Parkinson focus on treatment of symptons : they (temporarily) help mask the symptons or decrease them, but have no impact on the evolution of the disease. The effectiveness of the medicines decreases as the illness worsens. In general, there is relatively little funding for neuro-degenerative diseases, of which Parkinson is one, and it is therefore so incredibly important to invest in this research.
The Demoucelle Parkinson Charity vzw wants to give more visibility to this disease and with projects and organisations, which play an important role in the search for a cure, it aims to help, to advise and to support. The aim of the charity is to increase the success rate by offering time, energy and competent forces. They help financially. The focus is on the support of the disease-changing projects. Promising projects that will benefit from financial support are selected together in collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Support the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity with a donation on the online registration form of the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon 2019. Let's run for Parkinson!
Thank you very much in advance for your donation !
Change the lives of people with an intellectual disability through sport and favor their social inclusion. This is the mission of Special Olympics since its creation in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, in USA.
We can say it works! Since then, Special Olympics has become an international movement active in 178 countries, with more than 4 million athletes with an intellectual disability.
The non-profit association Special Olympics Belgium celebrates this year their 40th anniversary and counts 17 573 athletes. One of their objectives is to reach 20 000 athletes with an intellectual disability by 2020. Thanks to your support, more athletes can reach their Olympic dream because one athlete costs per year 192€ for the non-profit organization.
Make a donation via BE81 0012 0523 7124 (Belfius) and show the athletes that you too believe in them.
Donations from € 40 are tax deductible.
The Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon would like to support organizations running for charity.
Do you want to organize a sponsored run with your organization during the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon? Then this is the place where you can put your organization in the spotlight and reach out to the participants.
Send a short text (5 lines) describing the good cause, the logo and a link to the website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only condition required to feature on this page is that you have to participate with a group of at least 10 people. Click here to view the information on group registration.