Run, raise and help
275 runners, members of the Élménykülönítmény (Troop of Philanthropists), took to the start-line at the 27th SPAR Budapest Marathon in aid of the Bátor Tábor Foundation. The runners not only completed the marathon, but also raised funds to assist Bátor Tábor in their work to support children with chronic illnesses. These runners, as well as achieving their goal of completing the marathon, also managed to raise an incredible 16 745 700Ft for Bator Tabor. This exceeded our fundraising goal by 25%!
Thanks to the donations, starting in October Bátor Tábor will be able to provide autumn recreational camps for children with cancer or diabetes and their families. “The enthusiasm with which members of the Élménykülönítmény (Troop of Philanthropists) prepared for the marathon was unbelievable! Whether the actual physical training, or the fundraising, everyone was surprised by the great time they had, and all the positive feedback they received. So many people have supported us in the last 2 months, and the myth that running is a lonely sport has been dispelled at last.” – reported Attila Molnár, general manager of the Bator Tabor Foundation.
Members of Élménykülönítmény (Troop of Philanthropists) all reported that their participation in the run, and their own personal desire to help, were significant motivating forces. At various points along the course a cheering squad for Élménykülönítmény (Troupe of Philanthropists) cheered the squad on, and towards the end of the course all spectators were cheering the runners on as one.
„I thought of slowing down, but the cheerleaders of Bátor Tábor appeared. They were cheering on all the Élménykülönítmény (Troupe of Philanthropists) runners, including myself. It was unbelievable. I felt like the fastest person in the world, the most amazing, fantastic runner, the only runner on the course, and as if for them I was the only runner.” – remembers Éva Rabatin-Buru, one of the runners of Élménykülönítmény (The Troupe of Philanthropists).
„On behalf of Bátor Tábor we would like to thank the runners, and the 2500 people who supported them with donations, for helping us to achieve our goal. As well as many donations of 1000-2000Ft, we also received many significantly higher donations to assist us to provide sick children with life-altering and healing experiences in our camp in Hatvan.” – continued Attila Molnár.
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