The last couple of years Jakob & Jakob have run their bigger races for charity. In so doing, we have raised money for, among others, the Children’s Ward at Saint Francis’ Hospital in Zambia during Marathon des Sables 2013 and for UNICEF during the cancelled New York City Marathon of 2012. We have you – all of our friends, families and readers – to thank for being able to raise a total of around 50 000 SEK for these different charities.
This summer, we have chosen to run for the benefit of Reece’s Rainbow, an adoption grant foundation for children with Down’s syndrome and other special needs. The organisation was recommended to us by my cousin Maria and her husband Nicolas, the parents of two adorable girls, one of which has Trisomy 21 or Down’s syndrome.
In exactly two month’s time, we will be running this year’s big race: the North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail, a 120 km long and 5850+ metres steep ultra trail race in the Dolomite mountain range of Italy. Joining us in Italy for our charity run will be Jozef Klcovansky, my dad, who will be running his first ultra marathon; the Cortina Trail, the 47 km long and 2650+ metres steep little sister of the Lavaredo Ultra Trail.
Reece’s Rainbow Adoption Grant Foundation sponsors families who wish to adopt children with Down’s syndrome or other special needs, often from orphanages overseas. These children are viewed as outcasts with no ability to learn or be functional members of society. They languish in mental institutions, hidden away from the world in shame. To date, Reece’s Rainbow has helped more than 1 000 children to find their adoptive families and raised more than $4,5 million in grant funds to sponsor these families.
Please help us – Jakob, Jakob and Jozef – to raise money for the adoption of children with Down’s syndrome and other special needs by donating to Reece’s Rainbow. They need all the help they can get and we are enormously grateful for every single cent you are able to give!
Click on the picture below to donate.
Loads of love,
J + J + J