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1WorldSync Ultra Marathon Contributions Help Fund Global Charities

1WorldSync Ultra Marathon July 2021
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Earlier this month, 1WorldSync employees participated in an Ultra Marathon to support charities in each of our locations around the world.

More than 100 employees from Brazil, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Russia represented 1WorldSync’s community outreach efforts and teamwork value by running, walking or rolling the 1-mile requirement to match funds raised by 1WorldSync and Battery Ventures.

By the end of the challenge, 109 participants completed 361-plus miles (581-plus kilometers), with matched donations going to the following charities.

Associação Beneficente Renascer, Brasil

At Associação Beneficente Renascer, a group of six nuns works daily to guarantee the right of children to be born with dignity. The Pregnant House of the Renascer Beneficent Association houses pregnant women (many of which were abandoned by their families or partners), mothers up to three months after delivery and their young children in vulnerable, at-risk situations. The association also helps those women specifically seeking guidance around their rights, providing necessary referrals to social assistance programs.

To learn more or get involved, email contato@abrenascer.com.br or by phone -34377020.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), Ontario

On a mission to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime, MADD Canada has more than 100 chapters and community leaders and thousands of volunteers across Canada delivering its message, programs and services. MADD Canada works to achieve its mission with programs on victim/survivor services, youth services, public awareness and education, public policy, and technology. As part of its achieved efforts from 2019-2020, it “reviewed all federal and provincial/territorial impaired driving laws and published reports identifying the top 10 legislative and policy measures which the Government of Canada and the Governments of each province/territory should adopt to address the impaired driving problem and better support victims and survivors.”

To learn more or get involved, visit MADD Canada online.

Wings Program Inc., United States

The mission of the WINGS Program is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. Based on a philosophy that everyone has the potential and strength to overcome difficult life circumstances and accomplish goals that will lead to an enhanced quality of life, the organization helps create a society in which every domestic violence survivor has a voice and the resources to break the cycle of domestic violence. WINGS provides high-quality facilities, intensive client support, and an integrated continuum of housing and services, as well as safety planning and a Trauma Informed Care model across all services. In 2020 alone, the organization served 910 clients, provided 8,973 hours of children’s services to develop life skills and healthy relationships, and tallied 53,332 volunteer hours that supported the daily operations of WINGS.

To learn more or get involved, visit WINGS online.

Children with Cancer UK, London

United by a common goal to save and improve young lives, Children with Cancer UK works to raise money and fund the vital research to save the lives of children with cancer and keep families together, as well as supporting children and their families to live better during and after treatment. Since 1988, its research funding has helped increase childhood cancer survival rates from 67.3% in 1990 to approximately 85.5% in 2018. Over £250M (USD $294M) raised funds supported more than 200 research projects and many other vital services for young cancer patients.

To learn more or get involved, visit Children with Cancer UK online.

Terre des hommes, Switzerland

“Every child in the world has the right to a childhood. It’s that simple.” The message perhaps best summarizes Terre des hommes’ guiding principles to act in the best interests of children, based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant human rights instruments. Founded in 1960, the organization is committed to bringing meaningful and lasting change to the lives of children and youth, especially to those most exposed to risks. With key focus on the areas of maternal and child health, children and youth migration, and access to justice, Terre des hommes advocates for the respect of children’s rights, supporting them in stable environments as well as fragile and conflict settings. In 2020, the organization was able to support 4.8M children and members of their communities.

To learn more or get involved, visit Terre des hommes online.