“Run for Children” is an initiative that aims to gather contributions and donations from citizens, institutions and businesses through the participation in a running race, to respond to the needs of poor and orphan children affected by the disease of cancer. Starting since 2010 by a multidisciplinary group of physicians through their association " MRDC - Medical Response to Diplomatic Corps”, its fourth edition was organized on the 8th of November 2014 in the artificial lake of Tirana (the run was 10 and 5 kilometres). The last two years, the run was named “Vodafone Run for Children” and this year it marked the biggest contribution donated during this event - due to the increase in the number of participants as well as due to a dedicated communication campaign.
More than 400 participants donated the amount of 1,500 ALL/person (700 ALL for children), which was the registration fee to participate in the run, all of which was gathered to help those children in need of medical treatment. On top of these individual contributions, other donations from business and institutions made possible to reach a total amount of Euro 22,200, which is aimed to help the treatment of 41 children in need. We are proud of the donation given by Vodafone Albania Foundation to such a human and important cause.
What about you? Have you ever been part of one of the initiatives called “Run for Children”?
We expect all of you to come in the next edition of 2015! – be prepared because this is not only for a good cause but also a joy of practicing sport.