30 Sep

OVER 20 RUNNERS WILL TAKE PART IN THE ANNUAL BELFIUS BRUSSELS MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON TO SUPPORT CHILDREN IN UKRAINE

 

PRESS RELEASE

Brussels, 30 September 2016

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On 2 October 2016 representatives of Run for Ukraine (URun) team – initiated by Belgian non-profit organization UAct – will take part in the annual Belfius Brussels marathon and half marathon. The group is running to raise funds for two projects in Ukraine: Kids Leadership Camp in Kyiv and Special Education in Dnipro. The projects will be implemented in partnership with Ukrainian charity foundations Everybody Can and Make the Child’s Dream Come True.

«UAct team and our partners in Ukraine would like to give young Ukrainians an opportunity to become active members of our society and help them to run social projects. Therefore a new generation, able to change their country, will be raised”, noted Julia Zelvenska, representative of the UAct. “Beside Leadership Camp, some funds will be used to provide special education to kids in Dnipro Children’s Home. Our Ukrainian partners will organise innovative curriculum for kids with special needs and train volunteers working with them”, explained Anetta Proskurovska, another representative of the UAct.

Over 20 athletes from 7 different countries will run to support kids in Ukraine. The runners represent Ukraine, the USA, Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. They are united by sympathy to Ukraine and desire to assist country which is going through the significant change.

Nina Kononova from Crimea, Ukraine, lives in Brussels now, and it will be her first marathon. “I’m happy to share this experience with my Ukrainian friends and appreciate being part of URun Team”, she said.

“A runner must run with dreams in his heart.”, – stated another athlete, Czech Pavel Zbornik. “So why not to dream for a better future for kids in Ukraine?”

All funds raised will be spent on the implementation of the projects. Logistics and project support will be provided by UAct and partners on voluntary basis.

Additional information: UAct is an alliance of NGOs and committed individuals aiming to enhance democracy, social cohesion and human rights in Ukraine. It was established in 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

More information is available at the UAct web site: http://bit.ly/2dfIlBn and Run for Ukraine Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2cOGP8m.

For comments and further information please contact representative of the UAct, Julia Zelvenska: julia@uact.eu or +32 483139877.

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