Yesterday, January 14, Adventure Marathon Manager Rune Nortoft paid a visit to the head office of Danish Red Cross. Here he met with Robert Kwesiga, Head of Region for Red Cross in Southern Africa, who was visiting from Zimbabwe.
On behalf of Adventure Marathon and Albatros Travel, Mr. Nortoft handed over the profit from The Red Cross Big Five Marathon 2007 - a cheque of 100.000 Danish kroner (corresponding to approx. USD 20,000).
The money will be used to build up the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) creating a solid base for future support and promotion of the society. The Red Cross in South Africa works on very small means and needs more attention in order to help improving health, preventing disease and mitigate suffering in South Africa.
The South African Red Cross Society will also receive the profit of The Red Cross Big Five Marathon in 2008 - the more runners in the marathon, the more funds the South Africans receive.
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