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  • Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa to organize Sixth ‘Run to Give’ Charity Run this September

    Published on September 22, 2019

    Chennai:  Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, part of Marriott International, will organise the sixth annual ‘Run to Give’ charity run in Chennai on September 22, 2019. Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa will join other Marriott International hotels across 23 countries and territories concurrently in Asia Pacific for this fund-raising initiative. Since the event inaugurated in 2014, ‘Run to Give’ has become an integral part of the company’s tradition in cultivating a people-first environment that promotes associate well-being and drives its people to care for the communities where they do business.

    “The annual charity run is a key activity of our company’s TakeCare programme that empowers associates to live our culture. Through the programme, we encourage our associates to take care of their physical well-being, while providing them with the opportunity to be part of a community that respects, shares kindness and contributes to a more compassionate world.” said Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific.

    This year, Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa along with Sheraton Chennai, Westin Chennai,

    Courtyard Chennai, Four Points Mahabalipuram, Fairfield OMR, Fairfield Sriperumbudur Aloft OMR,

    Four Points OMR, Le Meridien Chennai, Fairfield Mahindra worldcity will come together in South India to raise funds for the Rising Star Outreach in support of rehabilitation of children affected with leprosy; the run expects to gather more than 250 participants. Marriott International associates, affiliates and all General Managers will also be attending the program.

    The run held in Chennai is divided into few categories 5km, welcoming associates and families to be part of this meaningful cause. The route aims to offer participants different perspectives of the local community they live and work in.

    Registration is priced at INR 500. As part of the registration package, participants will receive T-shirts as well as complimentary breakfast. Interested participants can contact 7824010210

    Last year, “Run to Give” took place in 109 locations across Asia Pacific, which involved more than 10,500 associates from 546 properties with nearly 36,700 runners participating, raising over US$400,000 supporting non-profit partners, selected local charities across Asia Pacific as well as contributed towards Marriott disaster relief efforts. With a growing hotel footprint underpinned by the strength of its associates, Marriott International aims to continue creating a lasting positive impact on the local communities it serves, guided by its social impact and sustainability platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction.