As part of our mission ‘To Promote Running for Good Health’ we are constantly looking at ways in which we can either directly or indirectly promote the cause of running. One such opportunity arose recently when we could play a role in indirectly promoting running.
The occasion was the event titled Puma Urban Stampede which is to be held for the first time in Mumbai on Nov 25th.
Runners For Life the Event Organizers were looking for a charity partner to team up with. They wanted that a part of the fees on each Registration should be earmarked for a charity that was doing yeoman service in Mumbai.
In a conversation with YouTooCanRun the idea of having Think Foundation as their Charity partner was mooted. Think Foundation does spearheading service towards the cause of Thalasaemic children and Blood Donation. Their activities were the subject of a recent Canadian document titled ‘Blood Relative’
A meeting was arranged between Mr Arvind Bharati of RFL and Mr Vinay Shetty of Think Foundation and the two gentlemen bonded immediately and shook hands on the table.
In a win-win pact, Think Foundation will promote the cause of running amongst its various Corporate partners with whom it regularly organises Blood donations. RFL in turn has agreed to donate a part of the Registration fees from all registrations received for the Mumbai event
YouTooCanRun is happy to have been able to bring about this relationship which will result in a number of first time runners enjoying the thrill of a well organised challenge.