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RUN OR WALK for the Belgian Lung Foundation (BeLF)

Would you like to add a solidarity dimension to your participation?

Are you looking for a great challenge for your family, colleagues and friends,
an unforgettable teambuilding event or an inspiring charity run?

It’s certainly not too late to sign up and join our “Run for your lungs” team.

On Sunday 26 May 2024, we look forward to welcoming you at the BeLF booth (49)
from 8h onwards before the start and finish of this 44th edition !

Join us by registering below!

The registration fee is 50 €* per person.

What is included in this fee?

– Your registration to the 20km (the registration fee is 28 € VAT included);
– Your ” sport ” T-shirt in your size (T-shirt in your size);
– Your chest number;
– A healthy snack and a drink at your arrival after the run;
– A secured BelF stand for you belongings;
– And a great atmosphere !
– Support a noble cause.

We will close registrations on Monday, April 22, 2024 at midnight

By registering, you give us permission to take photos and videos that the Belgian Lung Foundation
can use in its communication on its website, its Linkedin page and on Instagram, ....

Logo Belgian Lung Foundation 20km Brussels

With the support of

Logo AstraZeneca
Logo Chiesi
Logo GSK
Logo Sanofi

For the first time, the Belgian Lung Foundation will be taking part in the 44th edition of the Brussels 20 km, to be held on Sunday May 26, 2024.

We encourage you all to take part in this race (runner and walker) and to join one of the Belgian Lung Foundation’s “Run for your Lungs” teams.

Run for your Lungs - 20km Brussels

Our stand will be located in the Cinquantenaire Park (see attached map).

  • Take advantage of this opportunity to meet colleagues/partners/friends/ family members in a friendly setting, but above all to help us promote the practice of sport and set an example to the public.
  • The proceeds of your participation in the 20km of Brussels 2024 will be used to support the Belgian Lung Foundation's awareness-raising and support initiatives.
  • We believe it is more important than ever to raise public awareness of the symptoms, risk factors and implications for the daily lives and loved ones of patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Let's work together to improve the resources and services available to these patients, for example by developing support programs and groups, education and pulmonary rehabilitation services.

We hope many of you will join us in this noble cause!


Belgian Lung

The members of the BeRS Board of Directors, supported by the ERS (European Respiratory Society) and the IRC (International Respiratory Coalition), have decided to create a new charitable foundation, the Belgian Lung Foundation (BeLF).

What is a public benefit foundation?

A public benefit foundation is a foundation with the disinterested and charitable aim of carrying out a philanthropic, ideological, religious, scientific, artistic, educational or cultural project.

But why does the BeRS want to set up a foundation?

  1. Philanthropic and scientific objectives

    This foundation will enable the BeRS to pursue specific objectives such as health promotion, education and the promotion of a healthy environment.

  2. Notoriety

    Public interest foundations are subject to strict rules of governance, transparency and accountability, which can help raise the profile and image of the BeRS and its partners.

How will the foundation be financed?

  • By applying for specific project grants from institutions such as the King Baudouin Foundation, the Fonds National de Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), etc.
  • Donations and legacies
  • By sponsoring specific activities
  • Following the example of the European Lung Foundation, there will be no direct contributions from industrial partners.
Quels sont les objectifs de cette fondation ?

What are the foundation's objectives?

  • Promote respiratory health through events, projects and educational activities
  • Create a discussion forum that brings together patient associations, healthcare professionals, researchers, environmental associations, etc. to improve lung health and advance diagnosis, treatment and care.
  • Develop scientific and medical research in the respiratory field by awarding grants and prizes.
  • Raise public awareness of the importance of respiratory diseases and related problems, and of the impact of air pollution in general and in Belgium in particular, by setting up action plans for the country (Belgian Asthma Action Plan) and groups to draw attention to specific issues (air pollution, etc.).
  • Organize or support conferences, seminars or courses on medical research in the respiratory field in Belgium or abroad.
  • Provide support to Belgian political and administrative authorities in matters relating to respiratory health
  • Publish opinions on health policy in the field of respiratory diseases.

In a nutshell

The aim of all these initiatives is to create a national coalition against respiratory diseases in Belgium, i.e. a solid network comprising various players (healthcare professionals, patients, researchers, citizens) with the objective of promoting respiratory health by supporting education and research in this field, as well as the implementation of environmentally friendly policies.