Families minister Corinne Cahen is pictured showing the charity banner on Saturday
Photo: Maison Moderne
Luxembourg City was awash with gold and energy on Saturday afternoon when 100 people participated in kids cancer charity Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner’s flashmob dance.
The dance in Place Guillaume II was the first major event organised by the charity for their “Lëtz Go Gold” awareness-raising campaign.
“We wanted to tell people childhood cancer exists. Not many people are aware. When you think cancer, I think you tend to think about adults. The second message was that these families and children need support,” campaign coordinator Laure Omont told Delano.
She explained that the idea of dancing together was a symbolic act of unity, among families affected by cancer, professionals working in the medical sector and people from all walks of life. The dance had been choreographed before the event and taught at a handful of workshops at the foundation’s offices in Strassen and in private firms. Organisers were particularly touched to welcome surprise visitor, families minister Corinne Cahen, who took part in the event.
During Saturday’s event, volunteers distributed ribbons and bracelets in gold, the colour that denotes awareness about childhood cancer. Ribbons were also handed out for people to attach to the band stand in Place d’Armes where, at 6:30pm on 30 September, the foundation will host a concert.