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Mumbai Marathon’s charity fund aims to raise Rs 30 crore
Sports Reporter | Wednesday, 11 January 2017 AT 11:06 AM IST
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Mumbai: The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon scheduled on January 15 aims at raising more than Rs 30 crore in Charity for 279 Indian NGOs this year.  This event sparked a running revolution in the country will goes beyond the realm of sports.

Over the past 13 years, the event brings together people from all walks of life - corporate, social workers, doctors, children and persons with disabilities - on a common platform to create lasting community change.

In its 14th edition, the platform has already raised Rs 25 crore supporting  various causes such as Education, Health, Children, Environment, Animal Welfare, Arts Culture & Sports, Disability, Elderly Care, Gender Equality, Livelihood, Social Civic & Community Development and Women’s Empowerment.

 The event is promoted by Procam International and the charity platform is designed and facilitated by United Way Mumbai - the  SCMM’s official philanthropy partner.

The funds that they raise are routed to projects across the country through NGOs. The impact created by the run is then carried forward into marginalized communities with the greatest need.

Over the years, the charity figures have risen steadily from Rs 1.4 crore in 2004 to Rs  28.13 crore in 2016. This year, through the 14th edition of the organizers expects the amounts raised for charity to cross well over Rs 30 crores.

Dilip Jayaram, CEO, Procam International said, “The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has provided Mumbaikars with a platform to run for fitness and NGO’s of their choice.”
 
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