There are several ways how runners can support this charity project of The Carpathian Foundation and Košice Marathon Club. The easiest one is to donate optional amount during online registration for 94th Košice Peace Marathon. All the participants who support the idea will get the symbolic present with the bib and will be included into a lottery for free starts for 2018.
Run with your heart and support one of these projects/organisations:
SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN ONCOLOGY
The society connects parents, doctors and other medical staff which works at Košice Children University Hospital, Department of Oncology and Hematology. The members of the society are also former patients, university students and all the people who are not phlegmatic about the disease and very cruel stories in families with a sick child. Money collected via RUN WITH YOUR HEART inniciative will help little patients suffering from cancer and their families to live through the curing period more easily with less stress. To achieve this unfortunately the lack of money seems to be the greatest obstacle for the people ready and willing to help.
OÁZA – HOPE FOR NEW LIFE
The organisation helps people whose life have turned upside down and become homeless. OÁZA makes their lives a bit more bearable and fights for their comeback to the society. Money obtained from runners donations will be used to finalize the garden that belongs to OÁZA premises and which was built by homeless people themselves. Another very important goal of the organisation besides providing the safe space and food to its clients is to help them find new meaning of their lives again. Sport may be very inspiring in this fight as pastor Peter Gombita the founder of OÁZA project proved many times, also by running Košice Marathon. He has been fighting against poverty for several years now and during last year he called attention of the public to the problem of homeless people by running from Košice to Vatican.
ATHLETICS FOR KIDS
The aim of this project is to inspire kids and make athletics an attractive sport to start with. The project is run by organisation KOŠICE ATHLETICS. All the donations will be used in the way that talented kids from the region will be able to start practise under the guidance of professional coaches and obtain the equipment they need even though their parents might not be able to buy it. Sisters, Jana and Dana Velďáková who took part in 3 Olympic Games together with Igor Kováč – holder of bronz medal from World Championship in 110m hurdles are the proud ambassadors of the project.