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Aviva France organises 24-hour relay race to support 2009 Telethon

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Aviva, a major player in life insurance and long-term savings, asset management and non-life insurance, invites its employees and neighbours to take part in a 24-hour relay race to raise money for the AFM (French Muscular Dystrophy Association).

As part of France’s 2009 Telethon, Aviva is organising a 24-hour non-stop relay race, from 4pm on Friday 4 December to 4pm on Saturday 5 December, in Parc des Bruyères (Bois-Colombes). The Aviva athletics association will run through the night, to ensure that the relay is not interrupted.

For each lap of the park that is completed, Aviva will donate €2 to the AFM. This is the fourth year that Aviva has organised this event. Last year, some 600 participants completed 5,800 laps. In total, with the support of donations from Aviva employees, the race raised €17,170 (compared with €12,000 in 2006). Aviva hopes that this year’s event will break last year’s record.

Therefore, Aviva is inviting its employees, their friends and families, and local residents to come and run or walk in support of the work of the French Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The whole neighbourhood around Parc des Bruyères (businesses, shops, residents, Bois-Colombes town council) is getting behind this initiative and will be out to support the 2009 Telethon.