Jurek Owsiak, the chairman and the creator of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation, picked up the European Citizen's Prize on behalf of the entire Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation.
12th GOCC Run
The idea behind the 12th edition of the GOCC Run is to support two of our initiatives - the first one is, traditionally, focused on the purchase of personal insulin pumps for pregnant women with diabetes and, which is a novelty, to finance the running of our educational programme.
The family-friendly 5K run will take 5000 runners across the capital city - highlighting the importance of healthy choices. We also aim to draw public attention to the global diabetes epidemic.
Each participant of the run will receive a characteristic orange t-shirt. You can pick up your runner's packs in Sklep Biegacza, which is located in Warsaw. Make sure to register online by January 4th to be able to secure your participation in this fantastic sporting initiative!
If you are based outside Warsaw - don't worry about not being able to take part in the charitable run because there are local editions of the GOCC run - you can check if your local Collection Centre holds this sporting event here.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has purchased nearly 3 000 pieces of state-of-the-art medical equipment for neonatal units across the country. The charity has bought this equipment for 45.542.821,39 PLN (over 10 000 000 EUR).
We always make sure to account for the funds raised at the annual public charitable collection. Our accounting period takes up to year and a half, so we can now publish the preliminary account of the purchases made during the 25th edition of Grand Finale.