This October go blue and #RUNTHEGAP (120km) to deliver life-saving COVID-19 vaccines to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
COVID-19 is one of the most important battles in our history, and children are caught in the middle of it. Children throughout the world are facing a tragic new normal a year after the pandemic began.
Can we really put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic without everyone being vaccinated?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on everyone’s lives and there is an urgency to rid the world of the pandemic.
At least 1-in-3 school children have been unable to access remote learning while their schools were closed.
During the first 14 months of the pandemic, an estimated 1.5 million children worldwide lost a parent, grandparent, or primary caregiver to COVID-19.
Even the world’s most powerful health systems have been put under tremendous strain, while those that were already frail are on the verge of collapsing.
In October, take on this challenge and support some of the most vulnerable communities by providing access to vaccines by walking, jogging, or running 120km in a month.
Mr. Edem Edem, a journalist with the National Post Newspaper in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria says, “I made up my mind to get vaccinated as soon as the vaccines arrived in my country.
“As a journalist, I am a frontline worker. I pursue stories about people infected with COVID-19 who are in quarantine centers, hospitals, and other areas of confinement, hoping and praying that I don’t contract it myself.
“I became the first frontline journalist to take the vaccine today in Calabar and there is nothing to be afraid of, people should come out and take the vaccine to become immunized.”
Every cent you raise will make a big impact in the lives of those in need all around the world.
If you’re currently studying or working from home, why not take part in the challenge as a family or as a group?
Participate together in the challenge by taking a short run or walk during your lunch break. If weekends are more convenient, you could go for a Saturday morning run or enjoy a brisk Sunday walk with your loved ones!
Remember to start small and keep moving! You have a whole month to reach 120km and bring life-saving COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable communities.
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