Sharing the values of the Wings for Life Foundation, the Vodafone Foundation has decided to associate itself with the second edition of the Wings for Life World Run Portugal, the only worldwide simultaneous race in history that will unite 35 places on six continents under the motto “Run for those who can’t”. The start of the Portuguese race will take place in the gardens of the Crystal Palace in Porto, beginning a course that travels south via the River Douro and the Atlantic.
The aim is to raise funds for scientific research for a cure for spinal cord injuries, a condition which affects over three million people worldwide. Part of the funds raised in Portugal will go to SURFaddict, the association for surfing for the disabled.
This support is among the programmes that the Vodafone Foundation carries out in the health area, which include a cooperation agreement with the West Lisbon Hospitals group (CHLO) for the implementation of a paediatric epilepsy remote monitoring system at São Francisco Xavier and Egas Moniz Hospitals. Since 2009, this programme has contributed significantly to increasing the number and success rate of surgical interventions in children with epilepsy.
About the Vodafone Portugal Foundation
The Vodafone Portugal Foundation is a not-for-profit institution with its own funds, established to contribute to the development of the Information Society, combat info-exclusion and disseminate mobile telecommunications technologies. In recent years, the Vodafone Portugal Foundation has supported more than 60 projects in areas such as Health, Education, Safety, the Information Society and the Environment, with Agriculture and Marine Resources as additional areas of concern, as a key instrument of Vodafone Portugal’s Social Responsibility strategy.