Charitable “Fundraising Marathon” held within the Kyiv half marathon Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017 was a success. More than 70 Ukrainian fundraisers collected 856,424 hryvnia to support projects of 10 funds “Anti-AIDS”, “Tabletochky”, “Svichado”, “Zaporuka”, “Everyone can”, “Down Syndrome”, “Open hands”, “Happy Baby”, “Future Hearts”, “Heart of a warrior.”
“Our races traditionally combine sports and social initiatives. Every year we encourage runners to get involved in charitable fundraising and assist those who need it. Running is a way to improve life. In this case, it can also help improve the lives of people around us “- says Marketing and Communications Director of Run Ukraine Viktoriia Veremiienko.
The fundraising began in March 2017 on the platform of Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace and Tabletochky fund. During that month, the fundraisers were preparing for the international race and were encouraging others to donate to good causes. Traditionally, the charity initiative was joined by Ukrainian celebrities – Oleh Sobchuk of the “SKAI” band, Pavlo Kazarin, Vlasta Shovkovska, Solomiia Vitvitska, singer Svitlana Tarabarova, veteran Yevhen Terekhov and Natalka Karpa, Oksana Stebelska. Anyone could make a contribution. It was enough to choose a charitable foundation, a project and a fundraisers and make a donation.
“I am pleased that Ukraine hosts events of international level where sports and charity are intertwined, bringing together thousands of people around a common goal – to change themselves, achieve their goals and help others”, – says Director of Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace Iryna Hutsal.
On April 9 the fundraisers came to the starting lines of Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017 and adequately overcame their courses and thus proved that running is more than a sport. Thus, thanks to the charity initiative, we will be able to help and support HIV-infected children, prematurely born babies, families of children with cancer, ATO veterans who have undergone limb amputation, people with respiratory problems etc.
The next nationwide “Fundraising Marathon” will take place this fall within Kyiv International Marathon Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 .
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