Hope Ward Fun Race (5 & 10 KM):

16th November 2014

Start/Finish: Kololo Airstrip (Starting at 7 a.m)

Fees:

Individuals: U.shs 20,000

 Corporates:  U.shs 500,000  & U.shs 1,000,000

Atleast 1000 participants are expected to take to the road by participating in the 2014 Hope Ward Charity race on the 16th November 2014 at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala.

The race, which will be held under the slogan ‘Make your mark’ is open to all the people (male and female, young and old) for the 5 and 10 KM sections.

“Just like the previous edition (2013), the Hope Ward race is intended to run for hope giving one an opportunity to join hands in helping patients with complicated health situations”, Brenda Naluyima, Senior Manager Marketing and Communications at IMG reveals to Kawowo Sports.

Proceeds from the race will be channeled towards the Hope Ward that handles underprivileged patients with complex health complications.

International Medical Foundation (IMF), International Hospital Kampala (IHK) and MTN Uganda are the prime organizers of this charity race that will also include a walking event.

“Running for hope presents an opportunity to save lives of many as well as rehearse for the MTN marathon a week later”, Naluyima adds.

Registration Procedure:

Registration has been going on at the International Hospital Kampala (Namuwongo) and all IMC clinics (Park Royal, Kololo, Kitgum House).

One can register either as an individual (U.shs 20,000) or as a corporate team of 30 runners (U.shs 500,000/= or 1,000,000/=).

The route map and event T-Shirts are provided upon registration with assured refreshments to all runners on the race day.

Why Run the Hope Ward Race?:

For the noble cause of Hope Ward whose cardinal aim of existence is to reach out to the underprivileged by provide lifesaving and complex, high quality medical care, one ought to be part of this race.

“The hope ward seeks to alleviate suffering and improve the patients’ quality of life. If you are not available to run on that day, you are very welcome to make a donation to support the run”, Naluyima explains.

The beneficiaries have over the years included among others; Victims traumatized through the war in Northern Uganda (those who require plastic or reconstructive surgery),Patients requiring complex cancer treatment for both children and adults, Victims of burns and acid attacks, Children & adults with complications arising from HIV and AIDS, Patients with congenital, cardiac conditions requiring surgery to repair, Atrial‐Septal Defects (ASD) commonly known as hole in the heart and Children with congenital malformations such as cleft lip & cleft palate.

About Hope Ward:

As part of IMG’s CSR strategy, Hope ward treats charity patients through IMF within the International Hospital Kampala (IHK).

The programme first opened in 2006 and has so far treated more than 1,200 patients with the most recent patient undergoing surgery in April and June respectively.

The programme receives a wide variety of patients with complex medical conditions from all over the country.

 Teams working with patients are generally specialist and comprise members from various disciplines including physiotherapy where required.

Register For the Hope Race Today.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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