From June 8th to June 11th, 2023, Seibert Media organized its annual charity run that spanned across different locations in Germany, Austria, the United States and Canada. Driven by a shared spirit of philanthropy, Seibert Media's employees, alongside their families, friends, and even furry companions, united in an incredible effort to raise funds and make a positive impact in the community. This extraordinary event showcased the power of collective action and served as a shining example of how determination, compassion, and a love (even dislike or hate) for running can contribute to a noble cause.
A Run for a Greater Cause
Seibert Media's charity run was not just an opportunity for our colleagues to lace up their running or hiking shoes; it was an opportunity to make a difference. With a commitment to donate 15 euros for each participant, Seibert Media aimed to raise funds for Bärenherz, a children’s hospice in Wiesbaden. The Bärenherz hospice is a remarkable organisation that provides invaluable support and holistic care for children with life-limiting illnesses. Their compassionate services aim to enhance the quality of life, alleviate suffering, and offer comfort during challenging times.
A Multitude of Paths
One of the most remarkable aspects of Seibert Media's charity run was the diversity and freedom in how individuals decided to participate. Some employees chose to conquer the kilometers (miles) on their own, enjoying the solitude and personal challenge. Others opted to bring their loyal four-legged companions, turning their runs into memorable experiences. Families and friends joined forces, creating teams enjoying each others company while contributing to a great cause. Regardless of whether participates hiked, ran, or simply walked - each step taken represented a commitment to making a difference.
Locations Across Two Continents
Seibert Media's charity run unfolded simultaneously across multiple locations across the globe from Germany and Austria to the United States and Canada. In Germany, participants could be spotted dashing through cities, along country roads, over bridges, through forests, up mountains, on islands (you name it!) in Wiesbaden, Mainz, Rügen, etc. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, employees in the United States and Canada embarked on their own journeys in places like Pennslyvania, and the neighbourhoods of Vancouver. Despite the distance that separated them, every participant shared a common goal and a profound sense of unity.
Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running - Uniting Virtually
This time around Seibert Media continued to leveraged technology in order to organize and connect colleagues, both in Germany and abroad. Before starting the event, participants had the opportunity to share their running/hiking/walking goals (i.e. distance), and locations. After the event, participants could share their results such as distance covered and any photos taken along the way.
Seibert Media's charity run yielded a significant impact, both in terms of the funds raised and the sense of community it fostered. In 2020, 2021 and 2022, we raised 500, 750, and 300 euros respectively. This year, 32 Seibert Media employees ran, walked, and hiked 288 km (178 miles). By collecting 15 euros per participant, the company managed to generate 500 euros this year! (To those of you who wondered "but 15x32 is less than 500": you're right, but the company decided to round it up to a nice number!)
Beyond the financial contributions, the event brought Seibert Media's employees closer together, reinforcing their bonds and reinforcing the company's commitment to making a positive difference in the world.
Last but not least - Thank you!
Seibert Media's charity run stands as a shining testament to the power of collective action and the incredible impact that a united community can achieve. We want to take a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who joined us in this event. Also, the deepest appreciation to our colleagues, at Seibert Media, whose dedication and enthusiasm brought this event to life. Cheers and until next time - 2024!
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