Vinaka vakalevu to all of you that joined us at the Island Chill Suva Marathon 2019! Thinking about 2020 already? Join us at our regular club runs every Thursday from the Bowling Club and the first Saturday of every month.
Island Chill is Suva Marathon’s major sponsor
“Drinking water is at the heart of achieving good health and wellness, and we fully endorse the Suva Marathon promoting healthy living and being as inclusive as possible, so that the initiative can benefit the whole community. We are proud to support the South Pacific’s greatest road race,” Carpenters Fiji Ltd’s Director Retail and Marketing, Mr Kuna Sabaratnam.
Island Chill bottled water originated from the tranquil lush tropical islands of Fiji. The bottling facility is situated amid the lush tropical rainforests on the main island of Viti Levu. The unique and pleasant aura confines one of the purest waters on Earth that you taste while drinking Island Chill – the Taste of Perfection. Island Chill is truly a gift of nature from the unspoilt islands of Fiji. Island Chill’s success is not only attributed to its contemporary and attractive packing but the fact that it contains life giving minerals like Silica.
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WOWS Kids’ mission is to support children with cancer.
WOWS Kids’ message “For the Storm won’t last too long, WALK ON, WALK STRONG”
WOWS Kids’ goal: To inspire the people of Fiji with the positive message of “Walk On, Walk Strong” so as to live positive lives and help people achieve their dreams and find the strength to overcome any difficulties along the way.
WOWS Kids’ have set-up & supported a Resource Centre for children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions in Fiji.
Fifteen children under the age of twelve lost their battle to cancer last year. According to ‘WOWS Kids Fiji,’ the youngest victim was a three-year-old girl and the oldest was an eleven-year-old boy. ‘WOWS Kids Fiji’ Team Leader Viola Lesi said that early detection can help protect a child from cancer. “The faster we get them to the hospital, the faster they can be treated because cancer can be cured. But early detection is the key and it is not only for child cancer. Early detection is the best bet here in Fiji,” she said. “With the money that we collect, we support approximately 70 children every year and that costs us F$ 210,000 excluding our administration costs. Most times, we bear the administration cost, our board members volunteer whatever they can, and that is how difficult it gets to us to support these children,” she said.
Save the Children Fiji receives numerous requests for Educational materials for children particularly in November – February each year and this includes school bags, stationary, exercise books, uniforms and school shoes. These requests are usually from low income earners particularly in the Central and Northern division.
In the last month, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, we provided school bag kits to 100 children whom the Ministry of Education had identified to have dropped out of the Education System, these children now have another opportunity at school.
Save the Children Fiji does not have a pool of funds dedicated for this and therefore this fundraising initiative will contribute to educational materials for poor and disadvantaged children, this includes victims of fire.
Therefore from the money raised through various fundraising campaign proceeds will go into Save the Children Fiji’s Educational Assistance Pool Fund.
Vijay Krishna, Save the Children Fiji’s Communications & Marketing Manager said “It’s a great moment for us for being chosen as one of the official Charity Partner for the Island Chill Suva Marathon 2018 and we are grateful to the Suva Marathon Club.”
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Be a SUPERHERO for a day to raise funds for our Superheros, children with CANCER with WOWS Kids (Fiji), the registered nonprofit organisation in Fiji that supports children with cancer and their families in their journey.
BSP staff and their families showed up in numbers to support the Suva Marathon last Saturday, joining hundreds of other participants who did not let poor weather conditions dampen their spirits.
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