HOW WE HELP
Annually we host a variety of events to raise funds that are distributed throughout the community whether to individuals or other associations that are all committed to the same goal – helping those who have been diagnosed and ultimately, eradicating Cancer.
Who We Help
A heartbreaking truth, but we have all known someone inflicted with Cancer.
There are increasingly more and more cases of Cancer that we hear of every day, week, month. Family, friends, friends of friends. Its never-ending and it seems that no one is untouchable. We WANT to make a difference, however small because we believe that we CAN. Every little bit of help, whether financial, building awareness, helping in any small way, all creates a bigger, stronger ‘army’ to beat this illness.
La Ligue Contre le Cancer
La Ligue contre le Cancer is the number one national charitable organisation against Cancer in France. Their mission is to search for a cure, vitally helping patients and their families as well as raising awareness of this widespread and deadly disease.
We have been successfully helping the Alpes Maritimes chapter of La Ligue for the past three years to generate much needed funds to help them continue to raise awareness and help cancer sufferers and their families on their journeys through this unknown.
So far in excess of 100,000 euros has been raised through two hugely successful Black Tie dinner-dances in 2014 and 2015 at The Royal Mougins Golf Club and for the first time, a team of over 120 runners participated in the Nice-Cannes Marathon in November 2015. These funds have been channelled exclusively into the opening of a new ‘Espace Ligue’ in Antibes in Autumn 2015.
The ‘Espace Ligue’, unique to La Ligue, plays a vital role in this battle against cancer by opening its doors to provide a haven for cancer sufferers and those close to them, offering much needed support, advice, care and workshops for free.
CHU Hopital de L’Archet
In December 2016, Mimosa delivered a cheque to the Paediatric Oncology Unit of L’Archet Hospital in Nice. These funds will be used to cover the financing of materials and fun workshops for the many brave little patients of this unit. Mimosa was privileged to be able to deliver these funds personally and meet some of these incredible children and the nursing team.
Cancer Support Group 06 (CSG06)
In 2017 Mimosa will be donating a percentage of funds raised to support the brilliant work of Cancer Support Group 06. CSG06 exists on the frontline in the fight against cancer to help Anglophone people ( and anyone who needs help), their friends and families in the 06 region and the Var.
CSG06 was established by a group of concerned psychologists, former cancer patients and an oncology nurse having recognised the need for a cancer support group for English speakers. Its team of volunteers are always on hand to help and offers a variety of services which include – psychological support, monthly drop in meetings where experts are on hand to answer any questions, meditation and art classes. In addition to this, CSG06 offer moral support and assistance with daily chores. They are also on hand to help with French bureaucracy and legal system and to accompany you on visits to hospital to liaise with medical experts.