The revenue from ticket sales and donations at the Turkcell 1st Girne Half Marathon totalling 60,000TL was presented to Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer.

With the cooperation of Girne Municipality and EGAD Consultancy Company, the income from ticket sales and donations in the “Turkcell 1st Girne Half Marathon” organized by Kuzey Kıbrıs Turkcell with the slogan “Although I do not know you, I am running for you” has been presented to the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer. At the ceremony held at the Grüne Belediyesi Art Gallery, it was announced that 2,722 tickets were sold to participate in the marathon and 60,000TL was raised. Documents and gifts were presented to Hakan Tazegül and Cemal İneci who came first in the half marathon.

Güngördü: We were pleased with the contribution made

Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü presented the income of 60,000TL obtained from the half marathon to Övgü İnce, Coodinator of the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer.  Nidai Güngördü stated that about 3,000 people participated in the first half marathon in Kyrenia on April 8th and that it was very successful. Güngördü expressed satisfaction with the contributions made for the children and noted that the municipal employees showed a great effort for the marathon. Güngördü offered thanks to the people who bought tickets and the sponsors of the event – North Cyprus Turkcell, Ramadan Cemil Operations, Magic Touch, Mehmet Eminoglu Investments, Pasha Group and Mpower.

İnce: I thank you for the passion

Övgü İnce, Coodinator of the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer pointed out that the donated money is very important and meaningful for children and their families. She explained that, as a Foundation, they are trying to be with children and families who are struggling with cancer, and that their biggest aim is to bring children back to the community. She expressed that the lives of the families and children in the struggle with cancer, which is a tough and difficult process, were negatively affected and thanked everyone who organized the marathon, the sponsors and people who bought tickets and donated.

Adalı: : Marathon work started for next year

EGAD Advisory Director Emrah Adalı stated that 2,722 tickets were sold for the half marathon and added that 60,000TL was contributed to the Foundation. Emrah Adalı stated that 80 policemen from Girne Police Traffic Directorate, 30 referees from TRNC Athletics Federation, 60 volunteers, 20 municipal police officers and 12 organizational officers gave support at the event. Adalı stated that preparations for the Girne Marathon 2019, which is planned to be organized again in April, will start as soon as possible.