Running is good. Healthy lifestyle connoisseurs know that by heart. But sometimes running can be even better than usual. Yesterday, FITOFARM proved it.
For the first time in the history of our company, we have assembled a friendly team of athletic (and not so much so) people to join the Chestnut Run charity marathon taking place annually in Kyiv. This is the largest sport and charity event in Ukraine that have been held for several decades now. The funds raised by the project are used to buy equipment and expendable supplies for the Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. This allows children suffering from heart defects and other cardiovascular diseases to receive more qualified and timely medical aid. Also, this is the way to show the little hearts that they are not left face-to-face with their illnesses, and that grown-ups do their best to help them get well as soon as possible.
This year’s marathon included several races, namely Kids Run for children under 15, Sports Run for athletically trained participants, Run of the Brave for disabled people who covered a distance of 500 meters in wheelchairs or with crutches, and 5 km Charity Run for teams.
This year, about 11 000 people took part in the races, including doctors from the Center for Pediatric Cardiology, members of the National Guard’s Rapid Response Brigade, employees of very diverse companies, and, of course, our FITOFARM team. Viktor Liashko, the minister of Health of Ukraine, have also participated in the event.
This has been a beautiful and unbelievable day, filled with emotions passed from heart to heart. We have covered the 5 km distance, finishing tired but happy, proud to be a part of a big good deed for a great cause of making dreams come true. This charity marathon was our first, but we hope it will give rise to yet another of our good traditions – promoting the kindness of heart for the sake of health.