Wednesday 11 July employees of ITMGroup have handed over a check worth 30.424, - euros to MS Research ambassadors and Olympic speed skaters Ronald and Michel Mulder. The money was raised by running the Half Marathon of Zwolle and the 4 English Miles with 63 employees. Together they ran over seven hundred kilometers, without calculating the kilometers ran in training.
The total amount was reached as ITMGroup doubled the amount that was raised by the runners which was over 14 thousand euros. The company had also decided to donate 25 euros for every participant.
Ambassadors were impressed
During the official hand-off, Ronald and Michel Mulder were impressed with the campaign and the money that was raised. “What an awesome result. Thank you all for running and sponsoring. I have never run 21 kilometers myself, it’s not a distance you just do. The fact that you put effort into this, is awesome”, speaks Ronald Mulder to the runners. “We decided to be ambassadors because our mother suffers from MS. That is why we want to commit ourselves to help make this disease disappear. It’s fantastic that we, therefore, can receive such an amount of money.”
MS is a disease some employees of ITMGroup can relate to, unfortunately, mentioned Hester Kuypers, Executive Member of the Board and initiator of this project. “When you see what this disease does to people, you want to do everything to ban MS out of this world. This check is only the beginning. The upcoming years we want to keep contributing to this goal.”
Kuypers tells about here positive experience during the project. “When I arrived at the office on Monday morning, I heard people talking about it. Awesome, that everyone feels so passionate about the project and that we can do it together. I am truly happy about the fact that we could commit ourselves for this project. It gives so much engagement.”
Each year a group of employees run as a team in this event. Because of the charitable goal this year, the enthusiasm was even bigger. Also colleagues from Poland and Luxembourg participated. “It’s nice to see that so many people want to contribute, as runner or sponsor”, states Kuypers.