Gulf Bank 642 Marathon partners with KRCS
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.