Zwick Roell runs the world

From Ulm to Shanghai to Atlanta and Cape Town – Zwick Roell runs the world together. No matter if you are a marathon pro or a total running rookie, join our movement and raise money for the ones in need.

Zwick Roell employees from all around the world are running for a good cause for 60 days. Our 60-day-challenge starts on Sunday, October 8, at the Metz Marathon in France, where four Zwick running teams are competing.

Our running track takes us to four social institutions around the world, a distance of 40,000 km.
Should we succeed in running 40,000 km in 60 days, Zwick Roell will donate € 20,000 to four social institutions.

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Zwick runs the world

No matter if you are a marathon pro or a total running rookie, join our movement and raise money for the ones in need.

FAQs

What is the “Zwick Roell runs the world”-project about?

  • Zwick Roell employees from all around the world are running for a good cause for 60 days.
  • Our running track takes us to four social institutions around the world, a distance of 40,000 km.
  • Should we succeed in running 40,000 km in 60 days, Zwick Roell will donate € 20,000 to four social institutions.

How much money are we donating?

Our goal is to donate € 20,000 in total to four social institutions around the world. Only if we manage to run 40,000 km, Zwick Roell will donate the full amount. At the end of the run, we will donate the money equally to the four institutions. 

So don’t wait and start running!

To which social institutions are we donating money?

The donations will go to the following institutions:

  • Hope & Light – Cape Town, South Africa
  • Shanghai Children’s Medical Center – Shanghai, China
  • Winship Cancer Institute – Atlanta, USA

When does the run take place?

We will be running for 60 days, starting on October 8 until December 6.

Who can patriciate at the “Zwick Roell runs the world”-project?

Participation is open to all Zwick Roell employees, from our Zwick Roell headquarters in Germany as well as from our worldwide subsidiaries and sales and service partners.

Detailed information how to participate can be found on our intranet InfoPlatform.


Where can I check how many kilometers have already been achieved?

We will communicate our current running groupstatus here on our website.

Our Charities

Hope & Light – Cape Town, South Africa

The kids of Sir Lowry’s Pass, a Township close to Cape Town, primarily suffer from poverty, crime, violence and the consequences of Aids. In order to break this vicious cycle, Hope and Light Christian Community Welfare concentrates mainly on education and support for children to build up their social skills.

  • Kindergarten at Sir Lowry’s Pass Village
    Currently 75 children are looked after at the Kindergarten.
  • Childrens Village
    In four houses 24 kids have found their new home. The children are Aids orphans and abused and abandoned minors.
    750,000 kids currently live on the streets in this region.
  • Primary School
    Seven Primary School classes with a total of 250 students get an education here.
      

"Angel Wig"-Project by Shanghai Children’s Medical Center – Shanghai, China

  • SCMC is a state-of-the-art children’s medical facility whose Hematology/Oncology Center is the largest leukemia treatment center in Asia. As such, it has many children suffering from hair loss caused by chemotherapy.
  • SCMC is committed to creating a hospital without “the sound of crying”. Its medical staff not only provides advanced medical care to relieve the pain of leukemia patients, but more importantly provides them with love, warmth and humane care. Hair loss from chemotherapy not only changes the way the child looks, but also greatly affects their psychology.
  • It is with this background that the "Angel Wig" public service project was launched in June 2016. Hair donated by people from all walks of life are used to make personalized wigs for children. SCMC hopes that through this project, the personalized wigs can help the children to temporarily forget their pain, and also help to boost their self-confidence and bravely fight the disease.
  • Our sponsorship of EUR 5,000 would provide about 7-8 wigs for these children.

Winship Cancer Institute – Atlanta, USA

  • Winship Cancer Institute was founded in 1937 and is Georgia’s first and only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center.
  • More than 15,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients are seen annually by Winship physicians.
  • With over 250 active clinical trials, Winship is dedicated to taking new cancer treatments from the laboratory to patients, providing cancer patients and their families with innovative options in cancer care.

Charity in the EU

The fourth charity is yet to be defined and our employees can make a suggestion. The only requirements is that the organization is based somewhere in the EU and that the employee is personally supporting it. How to send suggestions is communicated in our intranet InfoPlatform.

At the end of the charity run, we will draw the winning charity from the suggestions.

Running Track and Donations Barometer

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