The 9th annual Trott’n’roll assembled on Monaco’s Apolline Gardens to support the Flavien Foundation’s fight against paediatric cancer on Saturday 16 September. Over 90 people came out with orange t-shirts on for a day full of fun activities, all for a good cause.
“The day opened to a park filled with joy and happiness,” said Trott’n’roll on social media.
Super heroes and bouncy castles
The event kicked off at 9am with Star Wars Animations, bouncy castles, a skate Park, a temporary tattoo parlour and lego games. At 11 am, welcome speeches were given from local authorities as super heroes made appearances to the delight of the children. Stephane Valeri was in attendance, wearing an orange tie. Catering on site included sweet and savoury pancakes before a parade of motorcycles took to the streets to voice the event’s messages through the streets of the Principality.
The day ended with a raffle of over 60 prizes, including a mini motorbike, an oversized Stitch stuffed animal, tickets to the 2024 Grand Prix, a helicopter ride for six people, toys, beauty products and more. In total, €743,000 has been raised for research data by the Flavien Foundation since 2014.
Who is Flavien?
“A little boy full of energy who loved the colour orange,” states the Flavien Foundation. On 7 March 2014, 8-year-old Flavien died of brain cancer in Monaco. Today, Flavien’s fight continues.
“The shockwave caused by Flavien’s death triggered a tremendous outpouring of spontaneous support. The entire Principality of Monaco mobilized alongside the family….This solidarity movement brought together goodwill and a great team of volunteers was formed to move things forward in the field of childhood cancer,” states the Flavien Foundation.
Today, the foundation fights against paediatric cancers and rare diseases by creating research laboratories, supporting families affected by the disease (including psychological support), creating doctor-parent-child discussion groups and implementing medical projects in the Principality and around the world.