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In 2010, Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI), in partnership with Agility, launched the 10K RunQ8, to benefit non-profit organizations and programs committed to health, education, and project-based charity. The first RunQ8 “Vision 2020”, supported the establishment of the Community Eye Health Care Program at Kuwait University, part of the United Nation’s World Health Organization’s Vision 2020 Initiative. The second race, RunQ8 2011, highlighted the “Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2021” by creating an Early Childhood Road and Traffic Safety Program, teaching car and traffic safety to over 10,000 schoolchildren in the project’s first year. This project was embraced by our community partner, Porsche, and won the Porsche 2012 Best Practices award to become the community-education model for all Porsche driving schools in the Middle East.
RunQ8 proceeds, starting from the most recent RunQ8 2013, are dedicated to the FSRI non-profit Children’s Evaluation and RehabilitationCenter (CERC). Caring for a child with a physical and/or cognitive disability has significant emotional, physical and financial effects on a family. Often, the family will postpone seeking treatment for their child due to financial constraints. As part of this commitment, we provide free or low-cost rehabilitation services to vulnerable children. FSRI’s multidisciplinary rehabilitation services include physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition and holistic care. FSRI will be working with local partners to implement the initiative set for this year.