20% of all revenues in connection with KRKA Ultra Challenge, GotRun Winter Trail & WINTER BAY Backyard Ultra goes to charity for diabetes. In this case, we will support Type 1 Diabetes research. We cooperate with the The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation (www.barndiabetesfonden.se), see more info below:
Type 2 diabetes, also known as “age” – or “welfare” diabetes, is spreading exponentially across the globe. One of the downsides with this disease is that every 3rd person affected does not even know they are affected(!). On the postitive side, type 2 diabetes can actually be controlled & even cured, by e.g. managing your diet, stress levels & frequent exercising. For us, generating awareness about type 2 diabetes by activating people thru running, is equally important to support type 1 diabetes research!
Type 1 diabetes, also known as “childhood diabetes”, is an abominable disease that currently cannot cured. The spread among childen increases year on year; yet we don’t know very much about the disease & why it occurs. The need for money to solve the mystery of the disease is extremely big.
Our objective is to help spread knowledge about what type 1 diabetes is & what it means to those affected. We will also do our utmost to collect as much money as possible for research on type 1 diabetes & together with the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation, we want to provide research opportunities to find solutions to facilitate and improve the everyday lives of the children suffering from type 1 diabetes. Our hope is that, in the near future, research will have come so far that this disease can also be cured!
We hope our contribution may help eventually achieving these goals!
Follow how we are tracking towards our goal on our website, social media + see below some more details.
During 2021 I started a little personal project where I once a month run an (>45km) #MånadensUltra, either a race or training, different routes/distances every month.
As extra motivation I also want to contribute to charity, and I donate 3 SEK/km to Barndiabetesfonden (The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation).
Link to the fundraiser HERE
My wish & ambition is that more runners are prepared to do the same thing (you can of course donate any amount per km you run) & that everyone collect their donations under #MånadensUltra. You run where you are - alone or together with others - the main thing is you run at least 45 km in one occasion. For me personally it adds a dimension to each month run both a different route and distance, to make every month's effort new & exiting - preferably at night in the light of the headlamp.
Mayby (perhaps a bith pretentious) we can start a "movement" together, as all runners with ultra ambitions need long, lonesome sessions to prepare for longer challenges ahead! Ultra running is, besides physically demanding, also (if not more) mentally demanding. Running & charity is a well proven combination, thus something most people can relate to.
Besides being an avid runner myself, I manage Run Raisers who organizes charity races (running), where everything connected to the races also contribute to Barndiabetesfonden, primarily part of the registration fees. We organize KRKA Ultra Challenge (Croatia), GotRun Winter Trail (Gotland) & WINTER BAY Backyard Ultra (Stockholm). All efforts in these races we collect under #Run4Diabetes.
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation (Barndiabetesfonden) was formed when the Östgöta theater in consultation with Astrid Lindgren 1989 donated ticket revenues at the premiere of Astrid Lindgren’s play “Junker Nils av Eka” for childhood diabetes research.
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation and its national-/local associations are valuable complements to other research funds & patient organizations. They spread knowledge about the disease & raise funds for research into childhood diabetes, including participation in various arrangements. Local associations also organize activities for the children & meets for the parents in their own region.
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation is a certified charity, granted a so-called 90-account, & is a member of the national NGO fundraising counsil. Therefore, you can feel confident when giving a gift to the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation. Their sole purpose is to support research aimed to prevent, cure or relieve diabetes in children & adolescents.
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation supports research aimed at preventing, curing or relieving Type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents. The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation is a foundation & receives no support from either municipality, county council or state. We are completely dependent on voluntary contributions from individuals, companies & associations.
Every gift for research on childhood diabetes is important – small as big – & gives hope for new advances & breakthroughs. We are incredibly grateful for people’s commitment & generosity!
Research grants to research groups across the country are distributed annually after the applications have been reviewed by the Scientific Council of the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation. In 2017, the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation distributed 13 MSEK between 31 research projects.
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