Businesses and the Heroes Race
Companies can run the Heroes Race for the benefit of the OPC ! It’s the perfect opportunity for those who want to demonstrate their ethical commitment for a noble and notable cause at a community event which has a great impact, is media friendly and easy to get involved in.
What is the Heroes Race ?
It’s the biggest European fundraising event, in the form of a 6km run, which can be either ran or walked. Last year, it brought together over 120 non-profit organisations and thousands of runners.
In 2012 it will take place :
3rd June in Lille ;
10th June in Lyon ;
17th June in Paris ;
14th October in Marseille.
Taking Part in the Heroes Race is taking part in a great moment of community spirit, of togetherness and sharing... and of publicity !
The cause we’re fighting for in 2012
The funds raised will be essential to the continuation of the programme led by the OPC to fight against onchocerciasis, a disease also often referred to as ’river blindness’, which threatens the sight of more than 800,000 people in Congo.
After 11 years of treatment, the elimination of onchocerciasis is within sight ! The OPC’s objective : to pursue its effort to liberate the 800,000 people from the risks associated with the disease.
What are the benefits for your business ?
By signing up your company, you commit to raising 300 euros each from your contacts. You will be provided with an online fundraising page to ask your friends and family to support you by making a donation. The sum raised will be sent directly to the OPC.
With 3,000€ raised, the OPC can save the sight of 15,000 villagers, children and adults !
By signing your company up, you can :
Bring your colleagues together through a meaningful event : a physical challenge and a community gathering open to all, to support the projects of a charity specialised in the prevention of blindness.
Publicise your commitment :
- Through the communication tools provided, associating your company with the event ;
- Benefit from the media impact of the event ;
- Participate in the Business Challenge which will reward the businesses with the most participants, and those having raised the most funds ;
- Join the businesses who have already participated : Société Générale, Starbucks, General Electric, Best Western, KIA, etc.
The event is intended to improve the image and standing of your business team
Each team is given a page on which they can display their business logo.
This team page will bring together all the funds raised by colleagues.
Each colleague is given an individual fundraising page where online donations can be made through a secure transaction.
The OPC will provide you with :
A communication kit to promote your participation at this even within your company, including posters, flyers, web banners, videos and photos ;
A PowerPoint presentation about the Heroes Race, specific to businesses, which will allow you to present the project to colleagues should you need to. This presentation can be personalised on demand. To request the presentation, please contact Alain : firstname.lastname@example.org / +33 (0) 1 44 12 41 99
Support the OPC and sign up your company !