The Tata Consultancy Services World 10k Bengaluru is a great platform for thousands of runners and donors! Doctors, corporate employees, tribal children, CEOs, running groups, volunteers, staff members, board member, friends, family, differently abled - every single individual joins to spread awareness of the cause they believe in. And many run as a team – which is quite uncommon in life and in the social sector as on a day-to-day basis, it is almost impossible for all to get together and have fun!
We are amazed at how the World 10k Platform has evolved since 2008. While these days so many talk about ‘CSR funding’, the platform of the TCS World 10k Bengaluru proves the power of ’Individual giving’. A record 82% of funds raised this year has come from individuals raising and donating funds for their chosen cause: 7,640 donors have donated around 450+ individuals have raised funds for 91 CSOs working in 10 causes.
This 2017 edition of the Event saw more CSOs reaching out to the running community with positive results; also many more Open 10k runners ran for a cause than in earlier editions of the Event. Another record was the 71 individuals who signed up as Care Champions, taking on a target from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh for their cause. We are also very pleased that 30 Companies have joined in the platform to support a cause of their choice.
We also know that the funds raised in the last edition has made a difference to over 50,000 people in our society as per the utilisation reports submitted by the CSOs who used the platform in 2016.
The structured approach to philanthropy by Procam International and India Cares promoting caring, transparency and accountability before, during and after the Event is building the philanthropy pillar and keeping everyone involved, motivated.
Yes, the TCS World 10k is increasingly being respected as a transparent, accountable and a caring, platform.
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