When: 29 November, 2014
Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) will hold its fourth annual RunQ8 race to raise funds towards supporting underprivileged children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities in Kuwait.
Medical Director of FSRI, Dr. Elham Hamdan, said, “For the second year in-a-row, funds raised in RunQ8 will support children who suffer from disabilities by providing them with affordable treatment and fund those who do not have access to it. This is why we urge companies to extend their support and call on the community at large to take part in this annual race for a noble cause.”
Funds are raised through FSRI’s non-profit Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), which is the first facility of its kind in Kuwait providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary rehabilitation evaluations and care for children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities with the aim of improving their overall quality of life.
RunQ8 is an annual 10-kilometer run organized by FSRI, and founded by both FSRI and founding partner, Agility, with a clear mandate to raise public awareness on health issues affecting communities in Kuwait, supporting healthcare initiatives, as well as encouraging healthy living amongst the community-at-large.
Dr. Hamdan added, “Ongoing treatment for children takes a toll on the family financially, and we see cases in Kuwait whereby families delay seeking treatment for their child due to financial constraints. CERC aims to ensure that children do get the treatment they require to live a better life.”
CERC provides affordable treatments that cater to all segments of society, and even helps families who cannot afford care. CERC fee structure is affordable to the average family in Kuwait, and funds some of the treatments for children through the support of various community entities and donors, as well as through the annual RunQ8 charity marathon. CERC also treats referrals from Bayt Abdullah Hospice for terminally ill children without fees.
RunQ8 is supported by founding partner Agility, silver sponsor NIKE, bronze sponsor ASAR Legal, as well as other companies including Tareq Co., iSqueeze, Porsche, and Kuwait’s renowned Bazaar magazine and Good Health Arabia as media sponsors
Participants can register at runq8.org. Companies wishing to partner with RunQ8 can register at runq8.org or contact Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute directly at 2572 0338 / 2572 1757.