– We ran together because “transplantology needs the support of all of us”. The Run for New Life helps everyone to realize how much depends on our individual decisions. Supporting the Run, we support the ideas and the objectives that are very dear to JSW – emphasized Barbara Piontek, President of the JSW Foundation Management Board and President of the JSW S.A. Management Board. – The JSW Foundation took part this year and, as a partner, we will jointly support and hopefully develop this initiative in the years to come – she added.
At the start line on the Wisła market square there were 180 participants, including people who have had transplants and celebrities from the world of music, film, sport and medicine. The runners included representatives of the JSW Foundation and JSW S.A. The invitations to the JSW Foundation Team were accepted by, among others, professor Zbigniew Włodarczyk – outstanding Polish transplantologist, Piotr Gruszka – volleyball player, former captain of the Polish national team, and the popular actress, Elżbieta Romanowska.
– The Run for New Life is held already for the 18th time. Without our wonderful partners, including Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa and the JSW Foundation, this event would not happen and we would not be able to support transplantology so effectively. JSW has been with us since the first edition, i.e. for 18 years. This is a long-term partnership and it’s uplifting that this is a model example of cooperation. Thank you for being with us – said Arkadiusz Pilarz, co-creator and director of the Run for New Life.
The 18th in total and 10th Wisła edition was held on 12 June in Wisła. The relay attracted as many as 60 teams, led by, among others: Przemysław Saleta, Anna Dąbrowska, Tomasz Karolak, Adam Woronowicz, Anita Jańcia, Rafał Zawierucha, Olga Kalicka, Marek Plawgo, Ela Romanowska, Marcin Mroczek and Katarzyna Pakosińska. The runners included also Marcin Gortat, the great basketball player, who used to play, for example, for Orlando Magic, Washington Wizzards and Los Angeles Clippers. The runners in the Run for New Life included also over 30 doctors and coordinators from the Poland’s biggest transplantology centers.