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Rehabilitation for The Disabled


On New Year’s Eve, 31st of December 2018, a happy crowd of people flooded the streets of Athens, for a good cause. The SNF RUN: 2019 FIRST RUN was hosted by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), in collaboration with “Regeneration and Progress” (RANDP). The New Year’s celebration continued in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), offering a variety of concurrent events.
The SNF RUN was organized for the third consecutive year, as part of the SNFCC’s New Year’s events – an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The starting signal was given at 0:04, and the runners begun their 4 km exciting route.
This year’s run, for the first time, called for the runners to contribute with their participation to an important cause. This year, the runners joined forces and with the support of the SND, they managed to offer a New Year’s present to children in need. Every runner, had the opportunity to make a symbolic donation (minimum proposed amount: €5), which was allocated to the NGO of his choice. The amount collected was tripled by the SNF, and it was offered to NGO’s.
The donations made to ELEPAP, by the runners and the SNF, were assigned for the support of the “Go Baby Go” program. The program aims to help children suffering from neurodevelopmental disorders, move by themselves. At the same time, the children actually play, so the program also offers an opportunity for entertainment. Volunteers modify normal electric vehicles, by using the necessary equipment, and transform them into vehicles suitable for children with mobility issues. These children enjoy for the first time the opportunity to move independently, and their reactions are truly touching. Through the generous support of the runners and the SNF, we were able to provide to our children 11 electric vehicles. Wearegrateful.