RUN FOR CHARITY
The BMW Oslo Marathon collaborates with the charities Active against cancer, Right to play and the Organ Donation Foundation. By registering for the BMW Oslo Marathon, you have the opportunity to support these organizations, by donating an amount. Active against Cancer, Right to play and the Organ Donation Foundation are dependent on donations to be able to continue their charitable work.
You can also sign up via one of these organisations and run for them during the event. Read more about this in the information below.
Tap on the organization you want to read more about.
Buy a starting place for the Oslo Marathon through Right To Play and the start fee goes in full to their work to protect, educate and strengthen the most vulnerable children.
Right To Play is an international organization that uses play as a tool to protect, educate and empower children in developing countries. Play is vital for children's well-being, health and development. In crisis and conflict, play gives room to process experiences and normalize everyday life. Play is also important for learning, which results in more children going to school. When children participate in play, they gain better self-confidence and a strengthened ability to exercise their rights.
Right To Play is present in 15 countries and every year 2.3 million children get play included in their daily lives.
Run for Aktiv mot kreft during Oslo Marathon 2023!
Aktiv mot kreft is a charitable partner of BMW Oslo Marathon. You can either contribute to our work by donating to Aktiv mot kreft in the registration solution, or sign up for Aktiv mot kreft's team at the Oslo Marathon HERE.
Active Against Cancer greatly appreciates Oslo Marathon supporting our work through our role as a charity partner!
Active against cancer is a private foundation established by Grete Waitz and Helle Aanesen in 2007. The foundation's goal is to bring in physical activity as part of cancer treatment. To achieve this, the foundation establishes Respite Rooms, fitness and activity centers for cancer patients in Norwegian hospitals. We do this because research shows that physical activity can be positive for the vast majority of cancer patients - both during and after treatment. Physical activity can help reduce unwanted side effects and provide increased endurance, strength and profit. But most importantly; it helps to build a sense of mastery and increase the quality of life. At Pusterommet, cancer patients receive expert guidance from professionals in a social and pleasant environment in a safe environment, which is important for people affected by cancer. Active towards cancer goals is that all cancer hospitals in Norway that want to get a respite. 16 Respite Rooms have now been established around Norway.
The foundation also supports research on the effects of physical activity and cancer in Norway and the USA, and trains ACTIVE instructors in collaboration with the Norwegian Sports Academy and Oslo University Hospital.
Read more about the foundation's work on aktivmotkreft.no and feel free to follow us on social media @aktivmotkreft.
Active against cancer was founded by Grete Waitz and Helle Aanesen in November 2007. Active against cancer income largely comes from the business community and projects related to physical activity. We offer both private individuals and employees in companies the opportunity to participate in popular sports events, where the entire starting contingent goes to Active against cancer. In other words, physical activity for healthy people helps to improve the quality of life of people with cancer.
Together with Norwegian business and active Norwegians, we want to make a difference.
When you run for us, you support our work, and more importantly, you help to create awareness about organ donation. Together we get more people to say yes!
An organ donor saved the life of lung transplant recipient André Tøgersen (35)
André runs for his donor.
- I hope my story helps more people understand what it means to say yes to organ donation. Those who donate do not just save one life. Their yes also gives us transplants the opportunity to create life, says the father of small children.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION ORGAN DONATION
The Organ Donation Foundation works to ensure that everyone who needs it gets an organ in time.
We do this by strengthening the knowledge about organ donation in the population, and convey how important it is that we all take a stand on organ donation while we live. There are over 500 patients on the waiting list for a new body in Norway. The more people who say yes, the fewer die on the waiting list.
It's easy to become an organ donor, you just have to "say it to become one". Share your point of view with your loved ones, and fill out the Donor Card ™ as a confirmation of the conversation.
Read more at organdonasjon.no
Do you want to run for the Organ Donation Foundation during the Oslo Marathon? Sign up here!
Distance during the BMW Oslo Marathon 2020:
I run half, and of course aim to have the widest smile all the way.
Previous participation in the Oslo Marathon:
«10 for Grete» 2013, Half Marathon 2014 and 2015, 2017 and 2018 and marathon in 2019.
Three words that describe me:
Outgoing, Smiling, Energetic