C&A Foundation races through the Vienna City Marathon to raise €120,000 for RED NOSES International!

 

VIENNA - “Go ahead and overtake me, I’ve already won … for laughter in hospitals!” was the motto for 152 international runners in the Vienna City Marathon on behalf of the C&A Foundation and RED NOSES International. Their inspiring commitment to finish the race raised over € 120,000 for future RED NOSES projects.

 

Divided into 38 relay teams, C&A employees from 17 different countries, as well as colleagues from RED NOSES, all competed in the Vienna City Marathon on 10th April 2016. A warm-up session led by a RED NOSES clown provided the best motivation to share in the joy of the event. Wearing the humorous running shirt each supporter received, Norbert W. Scheele, CEO of C&A Mode Central Eastern Europe, showed his sporting side by joining a running team.

"I am very pleased that our employees were so engaged with this mission to bring laughter and joy into life in hospitals. Running together for a common cause is something we value in our employees!" explains Norbert W. Scheele, CEO of C&A Mode Central Eastern Europe.

The generous donation will benefit future RNI activities. "With this great show of support, C&A empowers us to do so much more. The funds directly enable more supportive clown visits to sick children in hospitals; give refugee children more reasons to smile by supporting our Emergency Smiles activities; and ensure continuous training at the International School of Humour for our clowns,” clarifies Monica Culen, CEO of RED NOSES International.

 

Photos: Publication free of charge
Copyright: Harald Nistelberger

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Norbert W. Scheele (back row, 4th from left), the CEO of C&A Mode Central Eastern Europe, is proud of the charitable and athletic performance of the C&A international staff and their RED NOSES colleagues.

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RED NOSES Clown Igor Schlawinsky (center) motivates the C&A relay runners to run their best!

Here some fotos from the warm up before the marathon:

 

About C & A Europe

With over 1,575 stores in 20 European countries and more than 35,000 employees, C&A Europe is one of the leading fashion retail businesses in Europe. C&A Europe welcomes and provides more than two million visitors per day with good quality fashions at affordable prices for the entire family.
In addition to our European stores, C&A also has a presence in Brazil, Mexico and China. For more information, see www.canda.com

About C & A Foundation

“We support and actively drive initiatives that help transform the way the industry works.” C&A Foundation is a private foundation, affiliated with the global clothing retailer C&A. We are working to transform the apparel industry into a fair and sustainable industry that respects the rights of workers, improves livelihoods and the conserves the environment. We collaborate with key partners to achieve the best results and greatest long term impact. From farmers to factory workers, we help build strong and resilient communities in all the countries we touch.

RED NOSE: Austrian roots, global demand

By combining scientific knowledge with artistic expression, RED NOSES International, through its professional clowns, brings a full range of audiences, in hospitals and social institutions, amusement and joy.

RED NOSES is active in 663 medical and social facilities in 10 countries: beginning in Austria, other successful partner organizations were formed in Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, Palestine and Lithuania. In 2015 alone, a total of 326 RED NOSES clowns brought psychosocial support to approximately 706,000 people.

 

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Eva Primavesi - Public Relations

RED NOSES Clowndoctors International

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E: eva.primavesi@rednoses.eu


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