This year, the Dassault Group is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its participation in the Course du cœur run and in raising awareness about organ donation.
The 34th race will, as usual, take participants from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice – Les Arcs in four days and four nights, from Wednesday March 25th to Sunday March 29th, 2020.
Covering a distance of more than 750 km, the race organized by the association Trans-Forme raises public awareness about organ transplants and the need for organ donors.
This year, runners will be able to count on the support of Blandine L’Hirondel and Frederic Lherm.
A dynamic and lively young character, 28-year-old Blandine L’Hirondel, double world trail champion in 2019, is studying medicine to become a gynecologist and will complete her internship in May. Her journey has been an unusual one, as she only really picked up trail running in 2015, while she was studying medicine. She became world champion the very first time she was selected for the French team. Strongly committed to the organ donation cause for personal reasons, she instantly accepted Dassault’s offer to be the Group’s patron.
Frederic Lherm, Senior Executive Vice President of Industrial Operations, in charge of Dassault Aviation’s production sites, is known for his involvement in philanthropic activities. Testimony to his interest in the organ donation cause, he has attended all the previous Course du cœur runs, supporting and getting behind the various events. A Senior Executive patron is a strong indication of the support and encouragement which all of our company offers our team members.