ISB students being active outdoors to contribute to planting thousands of trees and funding cancer research for children!


  • What: A sponsored run (or walk) to raise awareness about deforestation, children with cancer and stay healthy outdoors. As we do this, we will raise money for the tree-planting charity Plant-For-the-Planet and the Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group (SPOG). Every student is expected to participate in the run or walk, but raising money is optional.

  • When: During a PHE lesson between 19 September - 7 October.

plant for the planet
Plant for the PLanet

The Plant for the Planet organisation aims to raise awareness amongst children and adults about the issues of climate change and global justice

Swiss Paediatric oncology group

The Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group SPOG is an association whose objective it is to advance clinical ,i.e. directly patient-focused paediatric cancer research.

How to Raise Funds

The Story Behind RUN4LIFE

The health of the planet and of humanity are very closely linked. We are living in a time when we are facing growing challenges for both. ISB has already come together in the last two years to show how much we care about the world's forests through Run4Trees. We raised over 21,000 CHF to enable the international tree-planting organization Plant-For-The-Planet to plant over 14,000 trees in Mexico. Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon hit a record for the first half of 2022, so the fight to look after the world’s trees is as vital as ever. 

However looking after life on earth must include both protecting and connecting to nature and helping those around us that are in need. That is why this year we are excited to launch Run4Life which supports both Plant-For-The-Planet and the Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group (SPOG). By raising money for SPOG’s cancer research, we will help them to improve treatment and care for children with cancer in Switzerland. This is particularly special now because September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Because we are supporting two organizations this year, why don’t we aim to raise double the money?!

Learn more about deforestation by watching this video from the National Geographic

Learn more about childhood cancer by watching this video made by Children with Cancer UK. We have decided to support SPOG as we want to give back to our local community.