Natixis, partner of “Roulons pour le côlon !”

Gustave Roussy is organizing “Roulons pour le colon !” [Rolling for colon!], an awareness and information day on colon cancer. Natixis supports this event and invites you to be there Sunday July 7, 2013 at the esplanade de la Bastille.

Natixis supports the fight against cancer

Natixis supports Gustave Roussy’s research on the personalized treatment of colon cancer, specifically it supports three research teams that are researching cancer proliferation mechanisms.

The research headed by Dr. Fanny Jaulin – her team is supported by Natixis – concerns colon cancer. To intensify its commitment, Natixis also supports the “Roulons pour le colon !” event , a wide-scale awareness sports action.

Prevention is as important as research; especially with colon cancer, which when it is detected early can be cured 9 times out of 10.


“Roulons pour le côlon !” : a sports and health event

In order to create awareness of and inform the public on colon cancer, Gustave Roussy, jointly with its partners, is launching for the first time the “Roulons pour le côlon !” event on July 7, 2013.

A sports and health village installed on the esplanade de la Bastille will offer free fun and sports activities from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.:

  • A three-hour roller ride through the streets of Paris (start at 2:30 p.m.)
  • A roller park to learn how to roller blade safely with qualified instructors
  • Meeting places with public health specialized in the prevention, screening, treatment and research of colon cancer
  • A tour of a giant 20-meter colon that shows the evolution of a disease…

… and more on site (rolling for colon on a Harley Davidson, the mascot Gustave, urban gym, etc.)


Fund collection for research

All the activities offered during the colon cancer awareness day are free to attract a great number of people. People will be there to collect donations to support research.

For more information: (French only)


Colon cancer

  • Second-deadliest cancer in France, behind breast cancer
  • 40,500 new cases in France each year
  • + 17,000 deaths in France each year
  • 90% recovery rate if detected early (easy and low cost screening)