Run4Change 2021 – Thanks for helping us meet our goal!

DONATIONS TO OUR 9TH ANNUAL run4change EVENT GO TO HELP ELIMINATE MOTHER-TO-CHILD HIV TRANSMISSION IN MOZAMBIQUE

On behalf of Rotary Club Zurich International, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who participated in this year’s 9th annual run4change Charity Run.

We’re incredibly grateful that, thanks to your generous support this year, we have exceeded our target of 20,000 CHF, all of which will be donated to the DREAM Center in Beira, Mozambique to provide much needed medical care and nutrition.

The fact that so many of you chose to contribute and help others despite the last 12 months being incredibly tough for so many of us makes this achievement even more amazing.

Thanks to    for allowing us to use their app for the virtual event, which allowed participants to run at your convenient time on their preferred route and stay connected to all other participants.

Thanks to all participants – runners, joggers, walkers, rollers, etc. Congratulations to all who managed to finish the option for runners local and abroad as well as those doing the family option “Kids helping Kids” to help instil the value of helping others. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did organising it.

As well as last year, all proceeds from the 2021 event will be used to provide medical care and nutrition for DREAM by Community Sant’Egidio’s  project aiming to prevent transmission of AIDS from mother to child in Beira, Mozambique!

More details on the project:

Hardly recovered from 2019 cyclone Idai Mozambique’s second largest city Beira was struck by another cyclone in January 2021 – Eloise. As many as 400 000 people in Beira and surrounding areas might be affected. DREAM Beira is acting as a shelter for the wider population in addition to its primary mandate to prevent mother to child HIV transmission.

With the proceeds from our 2020 charity run, we were able to benefit from a district grant of CHF 10k to double the positive impact for the community. The total funding provided to DREAM Beira came to approximately CHF 24k. You can read more about how Rotary Zurich International  keeps the DREAM alive at Beira at the Rotary Foundation  webpage.

We’ll be back in touch later this year with an update on the impact your 2021 donations are making.

 Health & Baby Care   Prevention and treatment of HIV 
Children in Africa are still the segment of the population that has the least access to care DREAM started countering AIDS in Africa in 2002

 A new model of Public Health   Promoting Women 
The DREAM program has adopted an innovative approach including telemedicine DREAM is particularly focused on women, because of the importance of their role in the community

The run4change Team