Go The Extra Mile In Your City
13 February 2019
Congratulations to all our runners in Dubai!
The winning cause was EDUCATION, and Emirates Red Crescent are now busy creating a year-long program centred around renovating, maintaining and building schools for low income nationals throughout the UAE, funded by The Extra Mile.
The Extra Mile helps participants of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay contribute to their city in a bigger, better way. We are delighted to be working with Emirates Red Crescent as The Extra Mile Partner in 2019.
The Red Crescent in Dubai works to promote the spirit of solidarity and compassion within the community, and thanks to the support of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, as well as many other benefactors, can continue its charitable programs and projects in the humanitarian field for those in need. The Red Crescent Branch in Dubai has become a centre for humanitarian and relief services, conducting 185 development projects in 13 countries around the world. Both locally and internationally, they coordinate awareness programs, first aid, and the protection and control of epidemics, as well as providing humanitarian assistance for vulnerable, needy people across a variety of causes and when disasters occur.
For the 2019 Dubai relay, US$33,489 has been donated to Red Crescent. These funds will be used to create a programme based around the winning cause, Education.