: Kyiv's Chestnut Run raises money for children with heart disease (photos)

17:07 May. 29, 2016

Kyiv's Chestnut Run raises money for children with heart disease (photos)

Charity Chestnut Run held in Kyiv on May 29 (UNIAN Photo)

6,000 people take part in the annual marathon 

The Chestnut Run, the largest sport and charity event in Ukraine, took place in central Kyiv on May 29.

The marathon is held annually since 1993 and aimed to help children to overcome their congenital heart disease.

This year around 6,000 participants lined up at the starting line.

All money collected during the Run is used to purchase medical equipment for Scientific and Practical Centre of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac of Ukraine's Health Ministry.

Read also Kyiv charity run attracts thousands of participants from 43 countries

Every year the Chestnut Run brings together more than 100 corporate teams, the number of participants range from 5 to 12,000 employees.

The youngest participant is 1 month old, the eldest is 98 years old. 

Read also Sixth Kyiv charity marathon raises funds for cancer-stricken children

comments powered by Disqus
comments powered by Disqus

RELATED NEWS

Society15:14 Dec. 6, 2016
Colorful charity bazaar raises record money for Ukrainians
Society16:09 Dec. 5, 2016
Time-lapse imagery shows scope of deforestation in Carpathians
Society12:31 Dec. 5, 2016
Volunteer work is a ‘base of Ukrainian civil society' - Turchynov
Society09:01 Dec. 5, 2016
International Mayors Congress kicks off in Kyiv
Society14:13 Dec. 3, 2016
Grandiose charity bazaar kicks off in Ukraine (photo gallery)
Ukraine Today WEEKLY DIGEST
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe
vk154998