Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2012 / Marathon (42,195 km)
The biggest joy in life is, when you achieve something that most people would think of as impossible. This sentence could easily be the slogan of the “Bator Tabor” (Camp of Courage Foundation), where ill children are convinced, they are able to defeat their disease.
My own “mission impossible” will be the Loch Ness Marathon, with not only be the 42kms to run, but also the challenge of collecting donations for the benefit of Bator Tabor. During my volunteer work at “Bator Tabor”, I realized, that our contribution can make many little lives happier.
The Bátor Tábor Foundation (literally, Camp of Courage Foundation) has organised therapeutic recreation camping programmes for children with malignant tumours and chronic diseases for eleven years now. With their help every year 700 seriously ill children are given the opportunity to take part in cheerful programmes rich in sense of accomplishment, helping them improve their self image and self confidence – adventures that charge up their batteries, improve their self-esteem and strengthen their faith in recovery. And that, besides medicines, is badly needed to overcome disease. One of our campers once said: „Bátor Tábor is a machine, in which children are thrown, and a healthier, happier and more courageous child comes out.”
These are the feelings that make me to the line on 30 September 2012 at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon. Please stand by me, sponsor one mile of my run by donating one or two thousand Hungarian Forint. Together we can reach further.