This year's Woman of the Year is Lidia Niedźwiedzka-Owsiak: medical director of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation, social activist and driving force behind the charity. She has been acknowledged for consistency, prudence, and diligence in building the Foundation.
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
Today we have received amazing news from the European Parliament. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has been awarded the esteemed European Citizen's Prize, which honours exceptional achievements of European citizens and organization.
The process of counting the money raised at the Grand Finale public collection is lengthy and complicated. There are different fundraising methods to be accounted for and the money we raised is counted until March the 8th.