Race to survive for sickly children
7 October, 2014, 12:00 am
IT IS back and this time, they are hoping to raise more funds and assist children who are in dying need of our support and assistance.
For the past years, the world’s leading operator Accor in collaboration with their charity partner Cure Kids had been organising and holding major charity events for the unfortunate and sickly children.
The Accor Race to Survive to Cure Kids event usually takes place every October in every two years where competitors from other countries take part in physical challenges and other community work to help those in need.
Accor Group director Murray Davison said this year, 85 competitors would participate this year.
He said Cure Kids work in Fiji was established because they wanted to fundraise and contribute to the health of children in Fiji.
“Basically, over the five days, our 85 competitors from Fiji, Australia and New Zealand travel around Fiji. They do a number of physical challenges, but also some community work and we have the rheumatic heart disease screening program we fund being done at one of the schools we spend time at,” Mr Davison said.
“Thanks to the amazing spirit and fundraising of Accor teams across Asia Pacific, Cure Kids now provide medical equipment for The Children’s Ward, Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit and paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lautoka Hospital, as well as the Nadi Children’s Ward and Maternity Ward.”
The event is scheduled for October 20 where participants will begin fundraising in Nadi.