The Valentine Camps are organized for kids treated in the pediatric hematology and oncology department of the Belgian Saint-Luc University Clinic. They offer sick children stays in the mountains during the winter and summer.
The idea of the camps was created 30 years ago by Father Devos, who’s kid Valentine was suffering and had quite good results with high mountain stages. Immediately Kiwanisclubs from all regions stepped on the train, mostly under impulse of our at that time Foundation Trustee Wahib Aladin (CH).
On today the Kiwanis input is ongoing, in collaboration with Lions and Rotarians the Belgian Kiwanis club of La Louviere La Louve organizes for the 13th time a fundraising bike trip named “Route des Camps Vanlentine”. In collaboration with Kiwanis clubs from Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland they are currently biking in a 7 stages tour towards Saas Grund, where they will be received by the nearly 30 kids that are currently there in the camp.
Sponsoring is given at a rate of 0,25€ of 0,50FS/kilometre for a trip of about 1000 kilometres.