The upcoming 31st Grand Finale will be held on 29 January 2023 under the main theme: “Stay healthy in a healthy world”. As usual, our volunteers’ commitment and initiative is the spark that lights the fire in our hearts.
The main objective of the 31st Grand Finale was announced in October. In 2023 our Orchestra will fundraise to aid the fight with sepsis. We plan to purchase medical equipment for a quick diagnosis of bacteria that may lead to sepsis. First time in our history, we will “play” for every patient in need, regardless of age. The equipment will be delivered to 80 different microbiological laboratories across Poland.
The list of equipment that we are planning on buying as part of the 31st Grand Finale fundraiser
31st Grand Finale in Warsaw
Similarly to its last editions, the day of the Grand Finale in Warsaw will be packed with various activities. Our television studio will be set up on the Plac Defilad (the Parade Square) next to the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. We will broadcast live all day long! Our partners will set up their tents a day before, on 28 January 2023, and surprise you with different fun activities.
The Grand Finale concerts will be held at Plac Bankowy (the Bank Square) on 29 January. The music will, as always, warm up our hearts and lift the spirits in our fight against sepsis!
So far, Jurek Owsiak announced 8 bands in his weekly radio programme “Zaraz Będzie Ciemno” [Eng. “It’s about to get dark”].
- Sztywny Pal Azji
- Pull The Wire
- Dizwna Wiosna
Follow the news for further announcements! The list is still open!
“Get Even with Diabetes” Race
The “Get Even with Diabetes” Race will be organized for the 17th time! The registration process for both the on-site race in Warsaw and the virtual run, was launched on the World Diabetes Day. You may sing up for the race till the end of January. There is a limit to the number of participants.
The race has been organized since 2004 to aid the Insulin Pumps Therapy Programme for Pregnant Women with Diabetes run by the GOCC Foundation. Funds collected through the sale of the starter packs will be used to buy insulin pumps that will help ensure that women with diabetes can have a safe, healthy pregnancy and give birth to healthy children despite their illness.
Sing up for the Warsaw race (held on 29 January)
Sing up for the virtual run (held between 23-29 January)
According to the World Health Organization, over 440 million people around the world suffer from diabetes. Thanks to the races organized by the GOCC Foundation, 195 insulin pumps were purchased in the years 2014-2021, and another 77 pumps after the race on the 30th Grand Finale fundraiser.