Gulf Bank 642 Marathon part­ners with KRCS

Kuwait Times - - Sports -

KUWAIT: Gulf Bank has an­nounced its part­ner­ship with the Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) for this year’s ‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon’. The part­ner­ship en­cour­ages peo­ple to do­nate funds for med­i­cal aid to those who are un­able to af­ford med­i­cal treat­ment in Kuwait.

All pro­ceeds will go to­wards the pro­vi­sion of med­i­cal de­vices such as, pace­mak­ers, cochlear de­vices, hear­ing aids, elec­tric wheel­chairs and stents. Do­na­tions can be made on­line through the ded­i­cated icon on the marathon’s web­site, or through the web link https://do­na­tion.krcs.org.kw/en-US/Cam­paign. There will also be a ded­i­cated do­na­tion booth across the four days lead­ing up to the race and on the day of the marathon.

Speak­ing of the part­ner­ship, Ahmed Al Amir, As­sis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager of ex­ter­nal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion at Gulf Bank, com­mented: “Each year, the ‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon’ part­ners with a lead­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion to raise aware­ness for a wor­thy cause. This year, Gulf Bank is pleased to con­firm our part­ner­ship with the Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS). It is our hon­our to aid a lo­cal cam­paign that as­sists in­di­vid­u­als in need of med­i­ca­tion or health­care, in­clud­ing those suf­fer­ing from chronic dis­eases and dis­abil­i­ties. We thank you for your sup­port and hope that this ini­tia­tive will pro­vide a plat­form to in­spire in­di­vid­u­als to sup­port a no­table cause that leads to the cre­ation of a more em­pow­ered so­ci­ety.”

Lama Al Oth­man - Re­source Mo­bi­liza­tion Di­rec­tor at Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety, said: “We are thrilled with Gulf Bank’s de­ci­sion to col­lab­o­rate with the Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety for this year’s Gulf Bank 642 Marathon. The marathon will raise na­tional aware­ness of the cause, as well as as­sist us in our goal of pro­vid­ing med­i­cal aid to those who need it the most.”

The 2017 ‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon’ was an un­prece­dented suc­cess with 6,000 at­ten­dees rep­re­sent­ing over 130 na­tion­al­i­ties. This year’s fourth Gulf Bank 642 Marathon will take place on Novem­ber 17th, 2018 and has al­ready re­ceived an over­whelm­ing re­sponse from the pub­lic. The marathon has placed Kuwait on the map for in­ter­na­tional sport­ing events. It is the only road race in Kuwait to have re­ceived ac­cred­i­ta­tion from the As­so­ci­a­tion of In­ter­na­tional Marathons and Dis­tance Races (AIMS). The marathon also has the sup­port of the Kuwaiti govern­ment and the pri­vate sec­tor.

KUWAIT: Ahmed Al Ma­jed, Pro Vi­sion; Mrs Salma Al Ha­j­jaj, Gen­eral Man­ager for Hu­man Re­sources at Gulf Bank, An­war Al Ha­sawi, Vice Chair­man - Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety; Tony Da­her, CEO at Gulf Bank and Ahmed Al Amir, As­sis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager for Ex­ter­nal Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Gulf Bank.

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