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Globalworth Foundation support Swimathon Bucharest 2020

Bucharest Community Foundation is launching the call for projects for the eighth edition of Swimathon Bucharest. NGOs or initiative groups from Bucharest or Ilfov can register until February 29, 2020 to participate in the event, in the projects section on the platform:

Project selection will be made by a jury which includes:  Georgiana Iliescu, Executive Director of the Globalworth Foundation; Mihaela Perianu, founder of AIMS Human Capital and Board member of Romanian Business Leaders; Alina Pătrăhău, founder of Dăruiește Aripi Association; Oana Brătilă, blogger and entrepreneur; Roxana Marin, Swimathon project manager; Radu Atanasiu, Professor of Critical thinking at Maastricht School of Management and Board member of Bucharest Community Foundation and Lucian Opriș, Associate Director Colliers.

This year’s event will extend over the  weekend of June 27/28 2020 and will be held at Tolea Grinţescu Dinamo swimming pool. The main partner of this edition of Swimathon Bucharest is the Globalworth Foundation. 

Bucharest Community Foundation has been organising Swimathon since 2013 and has raised over 500,000 euros for almost 150 projects over this period.

How Swimathon works

Swimathon Bucharest is an ecosystem of positive change in the community. Built around a swimming event, the community meets, interacts and engages in raising funds for projects in Bucharest and Ilfov that it considers relevant. Registered fundraiser swimmers choose a project they support, go through as many pools within a certain time frame as they can, and gather as many donors as possible.

Swimathon 2019

In 2019, 444 swimmers raised 623,090 lei from 4,062 individual donors and companies, for 24 projects with social impact. 90 teams swam a total of 192 kilometres, encouraged by over 2,000 people in the stands.

Top five organizations which raised money through the teams of swimmers:

  • Dăruiește Aripi Association – 67.727 lei, for the project Treatments at the home of children with cancer;
  • Little People România Association, 67.281 lei, for the project I am not afraid!;
  • MagiCAMP Association – 42.512 lei, for the project MagiCAMP summer camps for children with cancer;
  • “Ana și Copiii” Association – 38.385 lei, for the project Play and education! “Ana și Copiii” New Center;
  • Policy Center for Roma and Minorities Foundation – 35.569 lei, for the project Alternative Education Club.

How is the atmosphere at Swimathon: