Are you planning to take part in the Minsk Half Marathon this September? Then do it for a worthy cause – raise awareness and funds to support those who really need it.
Run for a cause.
Marathons and half-marathons around the world usually have charity partners that give your running a specific meaning.
The Minsk Half Marathon is no exception, the road race joins the fundraising campaign to support four projects for children.
Each of the projects is expected to raise BYN20.000, which is about $100.000 or €85.000.
Jogging strollers for kids with cerebral palsy
Angel Wings Team are raising funds for children diagnosed with psychological and physical disorders.
The money will be spent on special wheelchairs enabling teenagers and adults to take part in marathons.
The “Running for Socializing” project will facilitate social inclusion through sports.
A total of about 70 people – athletes, kids with various disorders and their parents – will take part in the run.
The project of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice is to help the summer camp “Aist” to buy and install an adaptive playground.
For 17 years the center has been welcoming children with special needs from all over Belarus.
The fundraisers believe the special playground will bring positive emotions and make this summer unforgettable.
Searching for the gene
The charity is raising funds to pay for expensive genetic tests for 15 children with severe neurological diseases.
The tests will allow to establish the diagnosis, adjust treatment protocols, determine the risks of transmitting hereditary diseases.
Such tests are not included into the list of government-sponsored healthcare services and cost BYN 1.300 (~ $640 or €550) per one child.
No child should grow up alone
This is the first time SOS-Children’s Villages has joined a sports initiative.
They raise money to pay for the work of psychologists and counselors, to purchase essentials for children, learning aids, sports sections etc.
Held for the fourth time Minsk Half Marathon is to gather over 35,000 runners of all ages and nationalities.
The registration is still open, but hurry up as the number of participants planning to cover 10km distance is nearing the declared limit.