ABOUT Heart Health Walk – THE HEARTWALK & RUN
The Oracle Heart Health Walk is a charity event organized by Oracle India to assist Genesis Foundation, an NGO - which performs pediatric Heart Surgeries for children belonging to BPL families. Over the past three editions of the event, Oracle has supported Rotary Bangalore West Foundation, for a similar cause. Started in 2015, it was known as Heartwalk, in 2016 it was called Heartwalk and Run wherein we added a 5k and 10k run events and in 2017 we re-named it Heartathon.
The number of surgeries supported by Oracle in 2015 were 24, in 2016 were 74 and in 2017 we have made collections for 180+ surgeries.
Our initiative has grown year on year – starting with a participation of 700+ in 2015, we had close to 4000 participants in four different locations Pan India @ Bangalore, Hyderabad, NOIDA and Trivandrum, in 2017. Various corporates have shown keen interest in the initiative and have contributed in the form of cash donation and also in kind. With the contributions in 2017, Oracle become the largest contributor to the Rotary Bangalore West Foundation.
Differentiator – We support a noble cause and aim to spread awareness amongst the youth on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and habits.
Oracle stands by in helping the poor and needy. We have an annual event at the Redwood shores, California called the Heartwalk, contributions from donations and registrations there are used for free heart surgeries. In India, this event includes 5km walk, 5km run and a 10km run with fun filled activities for the whole family, which includes Zoomba dance to warm up, Oracle Band to entertain, sumptuous food to fill up, a ‘Wellness Fair’ and enthusiasts to network.