2,725 miles separate our headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany from the hospital in Cinkassé, Togo. This was the distance Midas’ employees should "run, walk or hike" together. Thursday, September 30, 2021, was the last day of our charity run and the final count of the collected miles confirmed: The Midas team did it.
With the charity run, Midas Pharma raised funds to support the Hôpital Braun in Cinkassé, Togo, Africa. The hospital had been completed earlier this year and continues to rely on donations. Each completed mile contributes 2,- € to the donation fund, which will be sponsored by Midas. On 30 September, it was obvious: Team Midas did it!
113 runners from all locations worldwide completed a total of 3,140 miles, which corresponds to 5,054 km, and thus, even exceeded the required number of miles. This great achievement once again shows what kind of engaged people work at Midas. We are very pleased that the company not only sponsors the additional miles but even rounds up the total amount. This means the donation volume of 7,000 € goes to the hospital in Togo - plus the voluntary donations by Midas employees.
Many thanks to all who made this possible.
Exactly this was what recently happened to our CEO Karl-Heinz Schleicher and Dr. Danielle Leone-Stumpf, Senior Director Strategic Intermediates when Prof. Dr. Dagmar Braun, Managing Director of Braun Beteiligungs GmbH, visited our Headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany.
One might call it destiny that at the exact time of this meeting Midas was initiating a fundraising campaign but had not decided about the foundation to be supported. During this visit Prof. Dr. Braun proudly talked about the inauguration of the "Hospital Braun" in Cinkassé, Togo, earlier this year and Midas immediately knew where to donate.
Norbert and Dagmar Braun want to contribute to a comprehensive health care for the region in Togo and sustainably improve the living conditions of the people. Thanks to the family’s donations the new hospital was constructed with focus on gynecology, pediatric, surgery and internal medicine, complementing the needs of the former only public hospital in this region that had no sufficient resources to provide adequate medical care for the people living there.
The project is also supported by DAZ e.V., the organization for German-African cooperation, which together with its partner organization IT-Village in Togo provides assistance in the fight against poverty.
Donations are essential for the successful establishment and survival of this hospital and therefore, Midas and its employees will proudly contribute with a thrilling team spirit.
We are very happy that Midas Management supports this great project and of course hope for many inspired “athletes” among Midas employees worldwide. We are confident that the 2725 miles can be completed without problems.
Further information about the work of DAZ can be found here.