KeepCalling is getting more athletic by the day. Or more charitable. Or both, since Semimaraton Sibiu promotes running for charitable causes. In 2015, 24 KeepCallers ran the half-marathon and the cross race.
The causes KeepCalling employees chose to promote this year ranged from ecological projects, such as tree planting to social projects, raising awareness on sensitive topics such as: children with special needs or abused women.
Altogether, KeepCallers ran 148 km in about 2 hours and a half, which proves the great things that teamwork may accomplish. The principle also applies to the event itself, as Semimaraton Sibiu raised almost $40.000 for the 22 projects registered. KeepCalling is proud to be, for the third year in a row, part of this great charity effort.
For the second year in a row, KeepCalling answered “Yes” to Sibiu Half-Marathon challenge. The event brought together two of the values the company cherishes the most: healthy life and charity. That’s why 21 KeepCalling employees joined forces and signed up for running and supporting different causes within Sibiu Half-Marathon.
The projects gathering most supporters were: a new, modern incubator for the Emergency Clinical Hospital from Sibiu – Romania, professional equipped medical backpacks for SMURD (Emergency Rescue Service), shelter for abandoned dogs, modern playgrounds, creativity workshops, etc.
There were 21 projects submitted this year and more than 1500 registered runners, supporters and volunteers. All these figures translate into little steps toward making dreams come true, which is also KeepCalling’s social mission.
On May 25th KeepCalling took part in a charity Half Marathon from Sibiu, Romania. Seven of its employees participated in two sections of the competition (the 5 km race and the 21,09 km half marathon) and supported various social causes: Sibiu Red Cross, YouthBank, Animal Life, and several others. Of the seven KeepCalling employees who were involved in the event, six ran the 5 km race and one ran the entire half marathon.
KeepCalling’s employees supported their favourite causes in the program through the participation fees which were donated to these charity projects. In addition to the donated fees, the Half Marathon projects could also be supported through individual donations. Any person could support a certain runner and the cause they ran for with a fixed sum of money.
Sibiu’s Half Marathon was a very interesting initiative with a double purpose: outdoor exercise and the active support of the local community. KeepCalling couldn’t miss this great event and was honored to get involved.