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Mimosa Matters - Run with your heart not your legs.


Run with your heart not your legs...a slogan that has struck a chord.

The Mimosa Runners slogan, “Run with your heart not with your legs” has proven that runners recruited by them for the Nice-Cannes Marathon sign up because they want to help make a difference, not just run.

Juliette Clarkin, President of the Association comments “the majority of runners join us because they want to help, they know that for every cent and euro they raise, something positive is being done.”

Mimosa - a community against Cancer charitable association on the French Riviera is recruiting runners to take part with them in the Nice - Cannes Marathon on Sunday 4th November 2018. Mimosa amassed one of the largest representations taking part in 2017 and want to smash their fundraising record this year, reaching out to even more potential runners. Juliette adds, “we are proud that word is spreading and we can work with the community to highlight our efforts.”

For the last three years, the charity, run by a small group of expat female volunteers has managed to recruit, motivate and train over 200 people annually to take part in the Nice to Cannes Marathon event. This has culminated in over 65,000 euros being raised for the local chapter of La Ligue contre le Cancer, helping a countless number of people in the region with their battle with Cancer.

Not only has Mimosa been able to raise significant sums of money for charity, generating a huge awareness around the fight against Cancer, it has also created a steadily growing health movement amongst their supporters in the region. The Nice-Cannes Marathon is accessible to all levels of abilities; from full (42km) to half (21km) with a friend or even sharing one of the 6 legs that make up the relay Marathon, from 3km to 10km.

“This event is very much inspired by community involvement and some very big hearted organisations and individuals” adds Sara Parks, another Mimosa Committee member. “Every year we have been astounded by the outpouring of funding and support and many of our sponsors have been with us from the beginning. Wretman Estate Agency, is a founding sponsor, alongside Ma Nolans who generously give us their premises in Cannes every year for our now infamous after party, while Pure Design International design and create all our marketing material. Excitingly this year Sarah Bouffard and Veronique Fortin from FunFit4Life have come onboard as the fitness experts, hosting training sessions for all runners signing up and Road Dog will be producing a film of the day for us. Riviera Radio has been a huge support and will again help us spread the Mimosa word across the Riviera and Mougins School and Blevins Franks are renewing their support of us as part of the extended Mimosa family. We are also delighted that Inaudezign will be designing and proving the team t-shirts”,concludes Sara.

To date the funds raised by Mimosa have gone to the opening of a non medicated drop in clinic for Cancer patients in Antibes, L’Espace Ligue, where they can avail of free holistic treatments, advice, support as well as practical assistance, all for free. With funds raised, the Mimosa team has also worked alongside La Ligue contre le Cancer this year on a multi media Cancer prevention and awareness campaign.

Mimosa provide you with all the training, motivation and support as well as manage all the administration too. What better way to get fit and get involved with the local community for a very worthy cause - sign up to this event with Mimosa Runners and you will be joining a team of like-minded, encouraging and fun individuals

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Mimosa was set up as a "kitchen table" association in 2013 by a small team of expat ladies who all volunteer their time and skills by organising events along the Cote d'Azur to help raise much needed funds for local cancer charities.

The “Mimosa Runners Marathon” is one of a number of annual events hosted by this association. The funds from this years Marathon will go to continue the support of La Ligue contre le Cancer and the wonderful work that they do in the Alpes Maritimes Region.

For more information about Mimosa Matters please visit





For further information on Mimosa Runners and the Marathon event please contact Ruth Jiggins on +33 (0)6 32 67 97 92

Monday, 1 October 2018    Section: Events
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