Fight against leuchaemia

When you read this I’m off to Sweden for a week or so. I had already preprogrammed some posts from our blogger meeting on the French Riviera a week ago, but yesterday I attended a yearly manifestation in the memory of Laurette Fugain - the daughter of a famous French author and singer - who died in leuchaemia... organised by her mother and of course especially with the purpose to draw the attention to the need for blood, platelets and bone marrow in order to save and cure those who suffer.
It took place on the Champs de Mars. A number of artist friends - TV presenters, singers... participated.
After the release of balloons, a very peaceful and friendly march took place ... no need for police forces.

I dedicate this post to our blogger friend Krystyna and her grandson Kevin!

So, as from Wedenesday, the Riviera posts will hopefully appear.


krystyna said...

Thank you very much Peter, on behalf of my and my grandson Kevin. Very nice gesture on your part.
You are a Special!

With gratitude -

Blind Fly Theater said...

Very nice, Peter, and have a pleasant time in Sweden.

krystyna said...

I didn't know about french singer and composer Michel Fugan and that his third daughter, Laurette, born 1979, died of a leukemia in 2002 .
She was very young. So sad.

From July my lovely grandson Kevin will start 3rd year with chemo-treatment.
Maybe next year will be finish with chemo.
Hope he will be well.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great post Peter!
God bless you

James said...

Great post. I hope you have a nice time in Sweden.

Virginia said...

"Pour Laurette" indeed. Merci Peter for this wonderful coverage of a very special event. Your photos captured the spirit, emotion and the dedication of all involved in this event. Safe travels for our trip to Sweden. Best wishes to your mom.

Virginia said...

Oh and my very special prayers are with Krystyna's grandson Kevin that he will remain strong through his treatments. God bless.

SusuPetal said...

A warm dedication.

Have a safe journey to Sweden, Peter.

lyliane six said...

Chouchoutte bien ta maman.
On fait beaucoup de manifestations pour les dons d'organes, mais tu en connais beaucoup qui les donnent vraiment?

Bettina said...

This is a great post Peter. You really captured the atmosphere of the event. And what a great course !

Krystyna I'm sorry to hear about your grandson, all my best to him and you !

Have a nice time in Sweden Peter, and safe returns to Paris.

Olivier said...

un beau reportage photo, pour une très bonne cause.

claude said...

Je pense aussi que tu es un amis special, Peter.
Ce fut une belle manifestation pour une sale maladie.
Mercy pour Krystyna.

Mona said...

well dedicated . i hope Kevin recovers fully!

Great post peter!

margarida said...

Have a nice week and bring back news from that 'exotic' country of yours!
And you talk about my language ? ;)
I always remember the famous 'swedish chef' from The Muppet Show' whenever I think 'Sweden'!... :)
wonderful post!
I'm gonna pick up one of your photos, if it's Ok with you...;
and make a link, of course!

Anonymous said...

Interesting post and worthy cause. Nice job on the photography, Peter.

Ruth said...

Good post, Peter.

Happy travels, and I look forward to the Riviera. I might as well enjoy it here if I can't be there in person. Next best thing!

Nathalie H.D. said...

A very moving dedication today Peter.
I hope Kevinek's leukemia will soon be no more than a bad memory.

As usual, your opening photo is striking. I hope the event raised large funds.

Kate said...

I recently lost a friend to leukemia, three weeks after she was diagnosed. Terrible! I thank you for this post.

krystyna said...

Thank you Peter again
Thank you to All for your beautiful, supporting words!

GMG said...

Great post for a great cause!!

Harriet said...

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What a wonderful post for such a great cause.

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Catherine said...

Un bel envol d'espoir dans cette première photo, Peter. L'espoir n'est malheureusement pas toujours suffisant ....

PeterParis said...

YOU are really special! :-)

Thanks, dear friend! :-)

Krystyna (bis):
We all trust it will go well! :-)

PeterParis said...

Thanks for always coming here! :-)

Thanks so much! :-)

Thanks and safe trip to Paris! :-)

PeterParis said...

Kiitos!! :-)

Il faut d'abord bien clarifier qu'on est donneur! :-)

Thanks... and it was nice to at last meet you other day! :-)

PeterParis said...

Merci!! :-)

Je suppose que "spécial" est une compliment? :-)

Thanks ... and yes! :-)

PeterParis said...

Nice to see you here! Yes, I remember also the "chef"! :-)
Of course you are welcome to pick up any of my photos! :-)

Thanks again, dear Abe! :-)

You can't be everywhere, unfortunately! :-)

PeterParis said...

I hope so too! I made a modest contribution! :-)

Sorry to hear about that! Yes, we must do our best to fight against! :-)

Thank YOU, Krystyna! :-)

PeterParis said...

Thanks! :-)

Yes, I will check the post! Thanks! :-)

Déjà, il faut ne pas le perdre! :-)