For the same reason than the first time: the good cause. I follow your activities, what is happening in Syria, Ebola, and everywhere in the world, and I discovered that you were participating in the marathon.What did you retain from your previous experience? Do you have any anecdote to share?
I came to the race with my family. It was a very strong moment because we participated in the photography competition organized by MSF and we won. We donated the price to the volunteers who helped to organize the marathon. Through this competition I could raise awareness among the people around me because they had to help us by voting for us. This boosted my motivation for the race and put me in the right feeling for the run. My daughters loved it, every time they were asking who voted for us, it was a family project.How did it feel to run with the MSF T-shirt?
During the three-quarter of the race, another MSF runner was next to me, we talked and developed companionship, it was excellent! People supported us when they saw us with the MSF T-shirt. It is the perfect way to convey the cause we believe in. I felt that wearing the MSF shirt gave me strength during the run and besides it is a proper quality T-shirt for running.What does this experience bring to you from a personal point of view?
Actually, I have fundraised by running during 10 years for the World Food Program (WFP) with my company. We had a partnership with them, but it was not extended. Then I found MSF.By taking part in this Solidarity Challenge, you help MSF to vaccinate and save children. How does this make you feel?
Everyone has his own way to contribute. When I run, it brings me something to help the others, to fundraise, it is a plus. Moreover, it is for helping people who do not have this luxury to be vaccinated.What ways do you use to promote your action in order to collect your donations?
I used the Alvarum webpage to fundraise and I communicated with every channel possible: social media, word-of-mouth, and I contacted all the people who supported me for WFP.Did you reach you fund-raising objective last year?
My objective was of 200€ and I made it. This year I want to reach another goal, I don’t know how much yet.Do you find it difficult to mobilize the people around you?
Yes and no. People can become tired of giving money. I have to explain what is happening, the child vaccination program, the issues, etc. I try to stay informed. It helps us to mobilize and to motivate people to donate.Do you have a message to the others runners registered to the ING Night Marathon to encourage them as you will do, to raise the MSF Solidarity Challenge?
The Luxembourg Marathon is not the easiest but we have to get to the bottom of it, because behind that, it is for a good cause. We run for others and with others, we will be a team.