Elena Moisei - Hope and Homes for Children România
Running the Athens Authentic Marathon for Hope and Homes for Children (HHC) Romania and Moldova
This autumn I decided to take the challenge to run the Athens Authentic Marathon which follows the original marathon path, starting from Marathon city all the way to the finish line within the Athens Olympic Stadium.
Because it is considered to be one of the most challenging city marathon in the world, considering the race altitudes this involves high physical and mental strength, I decided to dedicate this race to the children in need for whom each day is a marathon challenge to face poverty and family abandonment, an unconditional sacrifice to survive in this world without having a family to support their dreams or a home where to seek haven.
Hope & Homes for Children (HHC) is a prominent UK charity organisation that aims to provide every child with a family-base environment. HHC replaces the institutional system for the protection of the child with a system based on the concept of family. As its slogan says, the organization aims to provide "A home and a family for every child". HHC is presented in both countries Romania (1998) and Moldova (2001).
According to the legend, Pheidippides died at the end of the race and his last words were “Joy to you, we have won”. I also believe we can be winners by fundraising for HHC and bringing joy in the life of orphaned children supported by this charity in Romania and Moldova.
The fundraising target is 4,200 RON as the distance of the marathon is 42km, so 100 RON for every 1 km I complete. The collected money will be equally shared for charity projects in Romania and Moldova. Home is where the hope is alive; let’s give them our support and a chance for a better life.
Thank you for being proactive!