Organized by the Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA), the 29th Athens Run kicks off at 9am at the Panathenian Stadium and organizers are hoping to gather 30,000 euros, which will go towards the purchase of an EEG for the Agia Sophia Children’s Hospital. The monitoring system assists in the early prevention and treatment of epilepsy in children.
By collecting a single euro from every runner, organizers hope to reach the sum and at the same time raise awareness about epilepsy.
In the meantime, in the run-up to the sporting event, organizers will hold an awareness-raising workshop titled “Top Secret? Or Should I Share it With You – Let’s Talk About Epilepsy” on Saturday, at the City of Athens’ Cultural Center (50 Academias St, in Greek).