The Wipro Chennai Marathon gives one an opportunity to experience the joy of giving. The event acts as a platform to galvanize support from the society towards donating for a cause…. United Way Chennai is the charity partner for the Chennai Marathon that is held in Dec every year. Over the years, we have received tremendous support from the people of Chennai. Different people choose different ways to contribute to society – some choose to donate money, some choose to raise money by reaching out to their inner circle, some volunteer their time and skills. TWCM provides a platform for everyone to find a perfect match in terms of the manner in which they want to give back to society.
This year we have chosen a list of causes in the Education and Healthcare space that one can contribute to. For each of those causes, we have tied up with one or more NGOs who will implement the program on the ground.
Please visit http://www.thewiprochennaimarathon.com for further details about the event.
|S.No||Cause||NGO||Fund Raising Target|
|1||Cancer awareness, prevention and treatment||Udhavum Ullangal||Rs. 36 lakhs|
|2||Sanitation infrastructure in government schools and ongoing training for children on sanitation and hygiene||United Way Chennai||Rs. 60 lakhs|
|3||Equipment to enable VHS to perform free heart surgeries for 250 children every year||Voluntary Health Services||Rs. 80 lakhs|
|4||Support for people with disabilities||Amar Seva Sangam||Rs. 20 lakhs|
|5||Improving the quality of life for people with serious illnesses||Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|Dean Foundation||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|6||Targeted Skill development for special children aimed at improving their self-worth and dignity||Ramana Sunritya Aalaya (RASA)||Rs. 8 lakhs|
|Sri Arunodayam||Rs. 12 lakhs|
|Swabodhini||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|V-Excel Educational Trust||Rs. 20 lakhs|
|Vasantham||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|7||Holistic education and healthcare services to underprivileged children||Aide-et-Action||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|Child Voice||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|The International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|YRG Care||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|8||Digital enablement of education for children in government schools||AID India||Rs. 15 lakhs|
|9||Improving quality of education for children in government schools||Bhumi||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|Teach For India||Rs. 10 lakhs|
|10||Other||United Way Chennai 2|
The funds raised over the previous years have been used for a wide variety of projects in the Education and Healthcare space. Key figures for the 2015 edition of the Marathon are given below: