In July, the charitable organization ‘Egy Vérből Vagyunk’ (‘We Are of One Blood’) will organize a charity run accompanied by a blood donation campaign to help Hungarian children living in a diaspora community. Runners will leave from Budapest on July 14th, and arrive 600 kilometers later in Magyarfülpös, Romania on July 19th.
With the help of a six-day campaign, the organization aims to draw attention to the national cohesion of all Hungarians within and outside the borders of Hungary. The organization invites people to help in this purpose by joining the run, and donating blood at any of the three locations along the route, in Budapest, Szolnok, or Berettyóújfalu. A detailed itinerary and information regarding the donation locations can be found on the organization’s website.
After six days, runners will arrive in Magyarfülpös (Filpișu Mare), a small village in Transylvania, where they will visit Szórványkollégium (Diaspora Collegium), an asylum that houses 49 children from low socio-economic backgrounds. These children have struggled to receive secondary school education in their mother-tongue, and have lived under particularly poor circumstances. Many of them have also experienced domestic violence, and dealt with alcoholism in their families. After the runners’ arrival, ‘Egy vérből vagyunk’ will organize a five-day sports camp for the children.
This is the fourth time that this charity run celebrating Hungarian national unity is being organized, but the foundation has many similar projects throughout the year. In addition to helping by running and donating blood, people can also contribute by making donations.
Featured photo via Egy vérből vagyunk’s Facebook page