On the day of the celebration of the Day of Kyiv, May 30, the largest sports and charity event in Ukraine "Run under the chestnuts" took place. Such a massive run along the central Kyiv streets (the start and finish were on the Independence Square) took place for the 28th time, and now it was attended by about 11 thousand people, including members of more than a hundred corporate teams. There were 4 races in total, designed for different categories, including children and people with disabilities.
The team of the Kyiv Crane Machinery Plant, which included 18 employees, took part in the most massive of them - the “Charity Run”. All participants, in accordance with quarantine requirements, underwent temperature screening. Masks and antiseptics have become obligatory attributes this year, in addition to start numbers and traditional bracelets. However, masks were allowed to be removed while running.
Kyiv Crane Machinery Plant employees at an excellent pace and in excellent mood overcame a 5-kilometer distance along Kyiv streets and squares. It is worth noting that participation in such a wonderful project not only motivates the people of Ukraine to go in for sports, but is also an excellent opportunity to do a good deed, helping those who especially need help - seriously ill children undergoing treatment at the Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
According to the long-term tradition, all funds collected within the framework of the Run will be directed to rescue the little patients of this Cardiocenter. According to the current statistics, thanks to the participants of the Chestnut Run, from 2002 to the present time, more than 640 thousand dollars have been collected, which were used to buy badly needed and expensive medical equipment, as well as medicines and consumables. During this time, over 20 thousand Ukrainian children have been rescued here!
It is significant that the winners in the "Charity Run" were not determined; after all, in fact, it was not a classic sports competition, not a fight for cups and medals, but FUN RUN - a movement in which everyone can take part, make their own contribution to a great good deed!
It is very good that the Chestnut Run has become a real tradition of the Ukrainian capital, which brings goodness, humanity, the ability to enjoy every day and the desire to help sick children. All Kyiv Crane Machinery Plant employees who took part in this wonderful sports and charitable project had the opportunity to have an excellent rest, get a lot of positive emotions and help save children's lives. Be kind!