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Commending the do gooders

Commending the do gooders
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United Way of Hyderabad, which was the charity partner for the Hyderabad 10K Run, organised Charity Awards on Friday. The event was organised to commend those individuals who excelled in raising the maximum amount towards charity under different categories.

United Way of Hyderabad, which was the charity partner for the Hyderabad 10K Run, organised Charity Awards on Friday. The event was organised to commend those individuals who excelled in raising the maximum amount towards charity under different categories.

The event was graced by Shakti Sagar, chairman, United Way of Hyderabad; Samantha Ruth Prabhu, actress and founder director of Pratyusha Support; Shyam of Hyderabad 10K Foundation and Bhuvaneshwari of Reliance Jio. Samantha stressed upon the need to prioritise work and engagement on preventive and curative healthcare services.

Samantha along with members of United Way of Hyderabad releasing the Charity Docket

The volunteer led nonprofit global organisation raised Rs 62. 12 lakh through Run for Cause held as part of the Hyderabad 10K Run. The amount generated would be donated to 62 NGOs, some of which are Rainbow Children’s Foundation, Hyderabad Cleft Society, Pratyush Foundation, Akshya Pathra, Magic Bus, Ashray Akruthi, CRY, Nanhi Kali, and Sparsh Hospice.

“22 corporates, 60 NGOs and 2,200 Dream Runners participated in the run. What is so pleasing is that of these 2,200, there were 23 kids who proved that they, too, could play their role in community service. They have generated Rs 50,000 each for the charity,” Ramesh Kaza, treasurer and board member of United Way of Hyderabad.

“This year we have raised Rs 11 crore. While last year we could raise only Rs 4 crore,” Ramesh Kaza added. Some of the corporates included ADP, Aparna, Bank of America, Bharat Biotech, Cognizant, Cyient, DE Shaw & Co, Dr Reddy's, DST, Franklin Templeton Investments, Infosys, Invesco, Oakridge, Progresive, Ryan, Synchrony, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Wells Fargo, and Xilinx.

Among NGOs, Rainbow Children’s Foundation and Hyderabad Cleft Society raised the highest amount of Rs 4.34 lakh each. Dr Ramesh Kancharla raised the highest amount of Rs 4 lakh. 22 children in the age group of 10 to 18 years raised Rs 11.2 lakh. The Bank of America raised the highest amount of Rs 6 lakh.

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