Walk, run, bounce, squat or skateboard a marathon throughout the month of May, to raise funds for breast cancer patients in Latvia!
Each year, since 2015, a significant amount of money has been raised for the Pink Train Foundation through its supporters taking part in the annual Riga Marathon, held in May. Participants have raised funds through asking their friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them to run the 6k, 10k, 21k or the full marathon – 42k.
Due to the global pandemic, of course, this year the Riga Marathon has been postponed. However, the Pink Train Foundation is aware that many of its supporters, while upholding the #stayathome guidelines, are keeping fit in various ways, either individually, or with their families. Now more than ever, it’s important to take daily exercise outdoors to look after both your physical and mental health, as long as you follow the government guidelines and keep a safe distance from others.
The Pink Train Foundation is therefore inviting its supporters to complete a "marathon" throughout the month of May, be that covering a total distance of 42 km or completing an activity of choice 42 times a day, recording their achievements on social media, using the hashtag #pinktrainmarathon, while asking their supporters to donate funds for the Pink Train Foundation.
For example, these could be 42 trampoline bounces a day, a total of 42 lengths up and down the driveway on a skateboard, 42 seconds planking per day, or a family commitment to running or walking a total of 42 km throughout May. Let your imagination run wild (while keeping safe, naturally)!
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the challenge to the individual, family and company or organisation raising the highest amount, as well as those considered to be the most creative. The pinker, the better, of course!
At a time when the global economy has been impacted by Covid-19, the Pink Train Foundation is mindful that individuals, families and businesses have been affected. At the same time, however, the number of breast cancer patients in Latvia is on the increase and the funds raised will continue to go towards helping those needing psychological support and/or physiotherapy following diagnosis.