The Authority of Social Contribution (Ma’an) has announced the launch of a new event.
Ma’an was established in February 2019 under the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi with the aim of bringing together the government, the private sector and civil society to support a culture of social contribution and participation.
Funds will be raised for the ‘Organs Transplant Support’ campaign, launched in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA, will cover cost of surgery and following two-year treatment costs for in need patients.
Taking place on Saturday 10th April at Al Hudayriat Island, Ma’an’s ‘At Your Own Pace’ event is an opportunity for Abu Dhabi residents and citizens of different ages and abilities to come together and participate in an enjoyable and safe race while supporting a social cause.
Registration is now open for the event with participants able to choose from 3km, 5km and 10km distances. Entry for ages 12 and above costs AED 120 for all distances while adults can enter for AED 150.
Every single dirham from the registration fees will be contributed to the Organ Donation Programme which will provide the funds needed for surgery for 16 patients currently on the waiting list, along with the follow-up treatment costs, following operation.
Anybody keen to participate in the races can easily register online at https://www.adsc.ae/en/events/ma-an-at-your-own-pace-run/