Umeme has joined the community in the Brain Surgery Run to raise funds for operating children with neurological challenges by Cure Children’s Hospital.
Peter Kaujju, Umeme’s Head of Communications thanked Cure for the initiative and pledged continuous support towards the hospital.
“The work you’re doing here is amazing giving these young children a chance at life. Over the years Umeme has worked closely with Cure Children’s Hospital and we shall continue to support you in this cause,” he said.
Umeme contributed UGX 15 million which was handed over during the flag off of the run in Mbale on Saturday. This is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibilities aimed at giving back to the communities in which they operate.
The brain surgery run is an annual event aimed at drumming support and awareness on the social challenge of brain defects in children. The defects that often manifest on infants range from the child’s head swelling, unusually (hydrocephalus), and spinal Bifida (a condition where a child is born with a hole in the spinal cord).
The run was flagged off by Mr. Patrick Bitature, Chairman Umeme, and attended by the first lady who was the Chief Runner.