The Run With Your Heart Appeal gives you a chance to do two things at the same time: something feel-good and something useful. You will have a healthy jog and will also support good initiatives in Eastern Slovakia.
Both runners and no-running donors with good hearts will support a charitable appeal organized by the International Peace Marathon and the Carpathian Foundation.
The Košice Marathon Club have donated 200 registrations for the International Peace Marathon and Minimarathon to charitable organizations to support their activities and to help them raise funds.
If you run the Marathon or Mini-marathon
and wish to connect your participation with charity and also receive a special registration number, you can buy the number in our charitable electronic auctions here.
Having placed the highest bid in the Marathon main disciplines, you make a donation to one of three non-profit appeal beneficiaries in the amount of 39 EUR or higher.
Having placed the highest bid in the Minimarathon, you make a donation to one of three non-profit appeal beneficiaries in the amount of 11 EUR or higher.
The bidder with the highest bid becomes the winner and the non-profit beneficiary of his/her choice will receive the donation. Registration numbers will be available in the electronic auction until all have been auctioned or until August 30, 2016.
Each Marathon participant – donor who has bought a registration number, takes a part in the Run Open-Hearted Appeal and receives:
• The Run With Your Heart Appeal badge on his/her registration number
• The Run With Your Heart Appeal badge with their name on the starting list and the race results
• The Run With Your Heart Appeal badge on the Marathon Certificate.
Once runners have received their registration numbers in the auction, the Carpathian Foundation will send them registration codes to be used for free-of-charge registration for their selected Marathon disciplines.
Charitable registration numbers are auctioned for the benefit of three no-profit organizations (click on the one you wish to make a donation to):
You do not have to run the Marathon to donate:
The Run With Your Heart Appeal is open to everyone! It is entirely up to you how much you donate.
It is very simple: choose one of the three appeal beneficiaries whom you wish to help and make an online donation. The Carpathian Foundation guarantees and monitors for you how the donation has been used (click on the one you wish to make a donation to):
Slovak League Against Cancer is a well-known non-profit organizations serving cancer patients. The League provides education, awareness raising and prevention, patient care and care for their families, and support for research and health care projects. Donations raised in the Run Open-Hearted Appeal will be used for free-of-charge services, rehabs, classes and therapies for cancer patients. The League members and supporters register in large numbers for the International Peace Marathon every year.
Oasis – Hope for a New Life is an organization helping homeless people. Raised donations will help to finish the residence facility – garden in Bernátovce, and will make it possible to continue providing shelter, warm meals and clothing for clients all year round. It is not just a roof over their heads that these people need: they also look for a new purpose in life. In this respect, sport is a good therapy. The proof of this is the life story of the Oasis founder and a regular Peace Marathon participant, Peter Gombita who helped a client Ladislav Bodnár from the very bottom to run the Marathon and to find a new stable job.
A regional neonatology non-profit organization Novorodenec.sk serves as an umbrella organization for doctors, nurses and parents of new-born children whose survival was in danger. Their goal is to join efforts and to support care for newborns at risk, to bring important medical information, to train staff and collect funds for equipment used in the care for newborns at risk. The raised funds will be used to purchase equipment monitoring optimal concentration of oxygen for the highest-risk newborns.
100% of raised donations will be used for charitable and public- benefit purpose. The non-profits participating in the Appeal will receive 90 % of the donated amount. The Carpathian Foundation will use 10% of the donated amount to ensure a targeted and transparent use of the donations as well as to obtain the largest possible number of donors.
The Appeal is supported by www.ludialudom.sk.
ĽudiaĽuďom.sk is the first completely open and universal giving portal facilitating donations for sick children, handicapped people and families in need, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, schools or municipalities. The recipients receive the entire amount of donated funds.