ASAR, Kuwait’s leading and most prominent corporate law firm, and one of the region’s top tier firms announced its recent sponsorship of RunQ8 Marathon, a 10 km charity race open to the public which is organized by the Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI). The event was held on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at Marina Crescent.
The event, which gathered more than 1500 runners, was planned by FSRI to dedicate the proceeds of RunQ8 this year to its Non-Profit Pediatric Rehabilitation Program. Caring for a child with a physical and/or cognitive disability has significant emotional, physical and financial effects on a family. Often, the family will postpone seeking treatment for their child due to financial constraints. This is when FSRI extends its support in collaboration with local partners, to provide families without resources the assistance to care for their disabled children.
During the event, Sam Habbas, Senior Partner at ASAR highlighted ASAR’s strong belief in giving back to local communities. “As part of our corporate social responsibility strategy, we are proud to participate in a cause that raises public awareness on children with a physical or cognitive disability, and encouraging healthy living to these children. We look forward to participating in many more community events in the future, to help grow health awareness among the communities in Kuwait.”
Again participating in the event this year, John Cunha, Partner at ASAR commented: “We are pleased to have participated in a cause, which has as its core objective, helping those in a less fortunate position than that of ourselves. FSRI do a fantastic job with this event every year and we are proud to be associated with them and this worthy cause.”
The aim of the run is to benefit non-profit organizations and programs committed to health, education, and project-based charity. The first RunQ8 “Vision 2020”, supported the establishment of the Community Eye Health Care Program at Kuwait University, part of the United Nation’s World Health Organization’s Vision 2020 Initiative. The second race, RunQ8 2011, highlighted the “Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2021” by creating an Early Childhood Road and Traffic Safety Program, teaching car and traffic safety to over 10,000 schoolchildren in the project’s first year. This project was embraced by the local community partner, Porsche, and won the Porsche 2012 Best Practices award to become the community-education model for all Porsche driving schools in the Middle East.