Greek champion enters NYC Marathon for good cause

28 October 2015
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Greek Marathon record holder will run in the 2015 New York City Marathon this Sunday to “save food and save lives” for the Greek non-profit organization “Boroume”.

“On November 1, we will be competing so that no one in Greece is hungry,” says Polyzou, the founder of Marathon Team Greece which takes part in many races all around the world. Part of its mission is to support the work of the Greek non-profit organization Boroume (“We Can”) to save food and offer it to those in need.

Maria and Katerina will be competing in New York to help spread Boroume’s message “save food and save lives.”

With a third of the Greek population living at or below the poverty line, government social services are struggling to keep up and cope with the rise of people who have few or no means to cover their daily food needs.

Since it began, Boroume has saved and donated more than 4 million meals across Greece. With its innovative operating model, it saves and donates fresh food, fruit, vegetables and all other kinds of food to welfare institutions such as soup kitchens, institutions for children, the elderly, the homeless and people with disabilities all over Greece.

With Boroume’s help, one euro offers 10 meals to people in need. Maria and Katerina invite everyone to support Boroume with a contribution and offer immediate relief to people in need. “With your help we will turn the 42.195 kilometers into 42,195 meals for people in need of food,” says Polyzou.

US residents can support Boroume’s mission and receive a tax deduction. To support Boroume safely and securely go to www.boroume.gr/en/support-boroume and click on donations via PayPal for US donors.

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