Les Fortiches, our 14-strong team of company employees, are going to don their running shoes for the ninth time. The Course du Coeur race is organized by Trans-Forme, the French transplant and dialysis association, and aims to raise public awareness about the importance of organ donations. This year’s race will take place from March 28 through April 1, and will start in Paris and finish in Bourg-Saint-Maurice – Les Arcs.
Course du Coeur – the spirit of solidarity
Natixis’ involvement with the Course du Coeur race began at the end of 2009 and was prompted by employees who wanted the company to become part of this exciting human adventure and sporting achievement.
Les Fortiches will run for 4 days and 4 nights to clock up the 750 kilometers separating Paris from Bourg-Saint-Maurice – Les Arcs. Along the way, they will raise the public’s awareness about organ donation. Our team will run through approximately 200 towns and villages.
The Course du Coeur is an outstanding example of solidarity and team spirit. The race will include standard and “specials” stages: roller blades, bike and run, flying relays, canoe, etc.
So for Natixis, this sporting event has become much more than just a simple team race. The cause is now a keynote event on Natixis’ calendar. Employees have responded warmly to the initiative, which has paved the way for them to become involved in a humanitarian and socially supportive cause.
Les Fortiches – Natixis’ international team
Fourteen employees make up the team which hails from a host of different business lines in the company and from various professional backgrounds. The team is a truly international, regional and Île-de-France mix and create a feeling of team spirit in Natixis employees everywhere thanks to this socially-minded cause.
Their motto is “Run your heart out and then some”, which shows how serious they are about this initiative.
The public can keep track of their adventure by going to:
You can also support Les Fortiches by clicking on the click game on Course du Coeur website every day during the race or via the lacourseducoeur application (downloadable from the Android and Apple stores).