DAWN TO DUSK MARATHON 2014
5 JANUARY 2014-IN AID OF ‘BAL SANJEEVANI; CEREBRAL PALSY REHABILITATION CENTRE’ FOR GOD’S OWN CHILDREN
Brand Ambassador along with Mr. Ashok Amritraj, Hollywood Film Producer for Bal Sanjeevani.
Covered a distance of 207 km with running and cycling team-mates in a 12 hour period.
Raised Rs.68,66,011/- (Rupees sixty eight lacs sixty six thousand eleven only) for Bal Sanjeevani’s Cerebral Palsy Unit
‘Dawn to Dusk Marathon 2014’ was held on Sunday, 5th January, 2014. It was a 12 hour event and the turnout for the event was one of the highest till date.
Approximately 6300 participants including 2200 children and families participated in this charity run and cycle marathon in support of God’s Own Children.
The primary objective of this event was to raise awareness and raise funds for Cerebral Palsy affected children through Bal Sanjeevani, which provides therapeutic services and support facilities to aid babies and children affected by Cerebral Palsy.
With the funds raised from Dawn to Dusk Marathon 2014, Bal Sanjeevani has been able to appoint qualified therapists, including speech and occupational therapists. The funds also helped procure splints, wheelchairs, other walking-aids and Therasuits. The ‘Therasuit’ is a soft dynamic proprioceptive orthotic usually worn by children with spasticity. Originally designed for astronauts, the ‘Therasuit’ provides these affected children with some stability and particularly benefits their posture.
Dawn to Dusk Marathon 2014 was flagged-off at 8.30 am at IIT Campus by the following Chief guests:
- Mr. Arvind Swami, Actor & Brand Ambassador –Dawn to Dusk & Round Table India
- Mr. Karthi Sivakumar, Actor & Brand Ambassador –Dawn to Dusk
- Mr. Prateep V. Philip, ADGP, Economic Offences Wing
- Mr. Vijay Amritraj & Mr. Anand Amritraj, Former Indian Tennis Players
- Mr. Prasanna Kumar Nathella, Managing Director – Nathella Jewellers
- Mr. Vikram Cotah, Sr.Vice President – Radisson Blu GRT & Brand Ambassador – Dawn to Dusk
- Mr. Prabhu Lakshman, Managing Director – PSNA College of Arts & Engineering
- Mr. Rajesh Das, Joint Commissioner of Police, Chennai
- Mr. D.Kannan, Deputy Commissioner, Adyar Range, Chennai
- Mr. Karun Chandhok, Indian F1 Race Driver
- Mr. Srinath Rajam, Director – TVS
Chennai Runners, Dream Runners, Cool Runners, Tamil Nadu Cycling Club, Chennai Trekking Club,Rotary Club of Ambattur, Round Table India, Beroe, Sairam Engineering College, Ramakrishna Mission, SRM Easwari Engineering College, and many other individual running friends supported this memorable event.