Ingram Micro Associates Cycled For 10 Hours Raising Money For Premature Born Babies
Over 6,000 children are born prematurely in Bulgaria each year. Statistics show that in our country every 10th child is born prematurely. This data is even more disturbing because in some of the regional hospitals in the country, medical equipment is out of date and families are losing their children because of the inability of doctors to fight for the lives of their babies.
In order to change that trend, on January 17th, Ingram Micro employees organised a 10-hour charity Bikeathon in the office raising money for premature born babies. The initiative was held in 3 Ingram Micro offices in Europe in support of different local charity.
The company supported Lazar Radkov's Foundation, which also fundraises money for supplying Bulgarian hospitals with baby incubators through its campaign "Plastic Caps for the Future". In 2018, "Plastic Caps for the Future" has collected and recycled over 69,000kg of plastic, and with the raised money three baby incubators have already been donated, and three more are to be delivered to the Bulgarian hospitals. Lazar Radkov visited Ingram Micro office delivering a short talk on how the "Plastic Caps for the Future" campaign was born and what they have achieved so far.
40 employees took part in the Bikeathon cycling for 30 minutes each. Together they travelled 577 km and managed to collect 2200 LEVA, which will be matched by the company.