The non-profit organisation Beyond the Moon gives families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable free holiday in a child-friendly environment so that they can enjoy some carefree time together, away from hospitals and treatments.
Beyond the Moon counts on the support and goodwill of sponsors and partners to make this possible.
Halito! makes its contribution by making the event management platform Halito! available. This allows the organisation’s employees to manage communication and registration for the events they organise.
In the run-up to the prestigious DVV Antwerp running race, Beyond the Moon gave keen and occasional runners alike the chance to support this good cause via a Halito! event site. No fewer than 120 runners and numerous supporters registered.
The Halito! team was determined to be involved too. Dieter and Kevin endured the preparatory training and took their places on the starting line on 26 April with the Beyond the Moon runners group, alongside ambassadress Gella Vandecaveye. Five kilometres and just under 30 minutes later, they reached the finishing line! The entire Halito! team is proud of the fantastic performances of both colleagues. And yes, it has also inspired the other Halito! team members to join in next year.
‘When I was asked whether I would like to enter the Antwerp 10 Miles, I didn’t have a moment’s hesitation. My goal was to complete the Short Run (5 km) and contribute to Beyond The Moon’s fine cause. Having set myself the target of running the 5 km within 35 minutes, I started my first official race last Sunday 26 April. Exactly 28:13 minutes later, I was the 999th person to cross the finishing line. Next year’s race is already marked in my diary. On to the next challenge!’: said Kevin Mulders.
Dieter Pollier: ‘The collaboration with Beyond the Moon to set up the website for DVV Antwerp 2015 was really special and a fine experience, so my participation in the Short Run was a nice way to round off this event. I wish them every success with the money that has been raised and hope they can give many children a memorable holiday.’
The fantastic atmospheric shots give a good idea of the memorable participation in the Short Run (5km) and the Ten Miles (16km) at the 30th DVV Antwerp in 2015. ⓒBeyond the Moon[Slideshow "dvv-antwerp-2015" not found]
We are pleased at Halito! to be able to contribute to Beyond the Moon and help the organisation to continue its heart-warming work that makes such a tangible difference!
Take inspiration from the way this organisation puts the keywords of hope, energy and joy into practice on a weekly basis at an upcoming activity. Or sign up right now for DVV Antwerp 2016! We will certainly be there next year.