We are 28 years young! The official paperwork to register the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was filed exactly 28 years ago. The charity was established just two months after the first Grand Finale, which took place on January 3rd. 1993.
Your run, walk, or skateboard ride supports the GOCC!
Runners in Poland and across the world could register and choose their own route. They all had one goal: to traverse a 5-kilometre distance by the means of their choosing. They could run, walk, skateboard, jog on a treadmill, or kayak, as long as the distance goal was met.
Each runner was supporting the GOCC’s effort because the sign-up fee helps support the GOCC’s Personal Insulin Pumps for Pregnant Women with Diabetes program. Each runner receives a run t-shirt, a medal, and some gadgets from the run’s main sponsor - the fruit and vegetable product manufacturer Dawtona.
This year’s edition saw the most registered participants: a whopping 10530 runners, who had to record and submit their 5k race entries anytime between the 25th and 31st of January.
This year’s Get Even With Diabetes Run is the 15th edition of the GOCC’s diabetes initiative. The aim is to collect money for personal insulin pumps for people who are currently pregnant or are trying to get pregnant. So far, since 2004, the GOCC Foundation has purchased 1573 state-of-the-art personal insulin pumps that have been donated to 38 medical centres nationwide.
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Did you take part in the Get Even With Diabetes run? Share your photos, videos, and memories in social media with the hashtag #15biegWOSP and tell us, how you’re supporting this initiative!
One of the elements which created the amazing atmosphere of this year's edition of our charitable fundraiser was our Get Even with Diabetes run. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, we held a socially distanced version of the annual race. Money raised by runners will go towards the purchase of personal insulin pumps for women with diabetes.
PLN 127 495 626 is the preliminary result of our Grand Finale fundraiser. Today, at 16:00 sharp the sum in our account has caught up with the preliminary result we announced at midnight on the day of the fundraiser. The count will continue until March 29th, when the result of this year's collection is announced.