28th Grand Finale is filled with exciting novelties. Apart from moving to a new location, we will, for the first time, we break with tradition and move the date of our charitable run to January the 11th - but we have more news about the Get Even with Diabetes race!
We have a new record!
On October the 16th we all decided to celebrate the global edition of Restart a Heart Day by attempting to set a new record. We tried to gather as many people who would perform a 30-minute simultaneous CPR session together! In 2017 we have been joined by 85 010 people and we aimed to gather even more people this year! Our initiative aims to show how easy it is to learn CPR. We also want to promote this skill and introduce even more people to basics of it!
For two months we have received applications from schools, libraries, and other organizations which decided to host their own record attempt. We can now confirm that across the county there were:
116 342 participants
7 465 manikins
1 155 organizations
A vibrant, diverse group of people decides each year decides to become volunteers and commit their time effort to raise money in aid of our wonderful initiative. We wanted to know who they are.... so we asked you!
There will be 120 000 volunteers fundraising in aid of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity across the world. Read more to find out more about the volunteer's ID card and Collection Box.