21 March 2018 – Great Ethiopian Run (GER) in connection with 2017 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run 10 km International , has been working on a fundraising campaign with the slogan ‘Running for a Cause’ to help people in need. In the 17th edition of the annual event, a record number of 44,000 participants have taken part and each year the money raised for charity is getting bigger.
Every year the Ministry of Women & Children Affairs selects the four beneficiaries so that they get the financial support and also the publicity about the good work they do supporting people in need. Early in 2017 GER set a fundraising target of 1.6million birr and it has hit it target and will hand over the four beneficiary organizations 400,000birr each.
The donation ceremony takes place here at Eneredada Elderly Association which is one of the four beneficiary charity organizations. Over the past five years alone the campaign has benefitted 24 different organizations, raising a total of 8.4 million Birr. Here are the four beneficiary organizations:
1. Eneredada Elderly Association
2. Elshaday Relief & Development Association
3. Oromiya Region Sebeta Children Care Center
4. Association for Women’s Sanctuary And Development