Run To Give is an annual charity event held in all Marriott International properties around the world. Surabaya is one city that also organizes events that support health while doing this charity. These properties include JW Marriott Surabaya, Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Fairfield by Marriott and Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers.
Since it was initiated in 2014, Run To Give succeeded in raising funds and mass and contributing to so many community members in social organizations. Run to Give is also part of Marriott International’s Take Care movement, where it depicts Marriott International’s core value of taking care of others.
Run to Give Surabaya has been very successfully organized on 24th September 2017 and able to took up the enthusiasm of 1590 runners not only from Surabaya, but also from various cities and other countries such as Sidoarjo, Malang, Jakarta, Australia and Japan . The event started at 05.30 WIB was also officially opened with welcome speech from Mrs. Tri Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya. Mrs. Risma, her familiar greeting, strongly supports the existence of a social movement that encourages the development of health in Surabaya.
On November 22, 2017, at Pavilion Restaurant JW Marriott Surabaya, the donation that has been collected from the event was handed over to Reach to Recovery Surabaya. Donation given directly by the General Manager of JW Marriott Surabaya, Mr. Colin Young as representative of Marriott property Surabaya. Also attended by General Manager of Four Points Hotel by Sheraton and Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers cluster, Mr. Alamsyah Jo and General Manager of Fairfield by Marriott, Mr. Viktor A. Sin.
This year is the fourth year Reach to Recovery Surabaya became the official cooperating foundation in the Run to Give event. Reach to Recovery re-designated as a recipient of donations because it is a foundation that oversees the patients with breast cancer and cancer fighters who became one of the killer factor of women in the world. The total donation earned reached Rp 55,000,000, which is the result of the registration of participants and Stay to Give room package by JW Marriott Surabaya. These results are double than the achievement of last year. From these results are expected to help provide the spirit needed by breast cancer fighters.
With the great success achieved in 2017, the next Run To Give program can further increase public awareness of the importance of maintaining health and also charity to the needy.