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"In the Name of Life" Charitable Marathon Held in Tashkent

posted 3 May 2012, 02:12 by Webmaster Ambasciata

Charitable forum marathon “In the Name of Life” was held in Tashkent. The sports and fitness event was organized by the Fund “Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan” jointly with the National Association “In the Name of Life”, Social Initiatives Support Fund and the public association Women’s Council.

The representatives of public organizations, medical institutions, diplomatic corps accredited in our country and international organizations, cultural workers and artists, athletes and students took part in it.

Issues of address-oriented social protection of the population, further improvement of gene pool of the nation, improving the quality of medical services and establishing of specialized medical institutions in line with modern requirements are under the constant attention in Uzbekistan.

Priority tasks in this direction are also identified in the state program “Year of Family”. Non-governmental organizations take an active part in their performance.

In the activity of the Fund “Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan”, National Association “In the Name of Life” and the public association Women’s Council, priorities are given to such issues like increasing the medical culture of population, statement of healthy lifestyles and early detection of dangerous diseases.

Social campaigns, grant programs, health improvement and preventive actions conducted in collaboration serve for such noble goals as social protection, formation of young people’s skills of awareness, responsibility for their health and healthy gene pool of the nation.

The main objective of the traditional forum-marathon is joining of the noble efforts in the fight against cancer and the widespread involvement of young people to a mass sport.

The initial stages of the forum-marathon along with the actions of the Center of Youth Initiatives Kelajak ovozi, “We are one team, we have are one family” were held in the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the regions at a high level.

All sections of the population, doctors, teachers, representatives of civil society organizations and the youth have participated actively. Carrying out of this year’s marathon in cooperation with the International Fund for fight against cancer named after Susan Komen (USA) evidences the recognition in the world of social projects realized in the country.

This year, a charitable football match “In the Name of Life” held in the framework of the action.

The funds will be directed to the treatment of women with breast cancer and providing with material support of Cancer Center.

Round table conversation dedicated to the reunification of efforts to psychological and social support for female patients was held within the campaign and the measures to improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention were identified in it.

Start of the three-kilometer forum marathon was made at the crossing of the streets of Abdulla Qodiriy and Shahrisabz. The marathon participants made start on the street decorated with colorful pictures and banners calling to join efforts in the name of goodness and mercy.

“The birth of a healthy generation depends primarily on the health of women and girls,” said the head of the Karakalpak branch of the Republican public association Women’s Council Aral Ataniyazova.

All participants of the marathon have successfully overcome the marathon distance of 3 kilometers. Active participants were awarded with memorable gifts. A big concert with the participation of artists and young performers was held.