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OKTA Supported the Organization of Wilson Humanitarian Race

OKTA Supported the Organization of Wilson Humanitarian Race

(Skopje, 15.10.2016) The Wilson Relay Race “GIVE A HAND 2016” took place on October 15, 2016 at the bank of the river Vardar in Skopje. It was organized by the Association of citizens for people suffering from the rare Wilson disease with financial support by the company OKTA.

Foundation of a regional support centre for patients suffering from Wilson's disease was the goal of this second humanitarian relay race “GIVE A HAND 2016”. OKTA as the main sponsor of the event invited its employees to join this humanitarian race, who also participated among other people running in teams.

At the end of the race, the Chief Executive Officer of OKTA, Ioannis Geroulanos was given an appreciation letter by the association as an acknowledgement for sponsoring the event. The funds that were collected from this humanitarian race will be intended for purchasing reagents for early detection of rare disease Wilson and opening a centre that will benefit the individuals suffering from this disease.

By providing support for the association, OKTA’s goal was to raise awareness of Wilson Disease among the public and the healthcare community. Additionally, amazed by the success of this initiative by bringing together runners from all over the country, OKTA considers this event a great motivator to conduct further activities in order to diagnose patients earlier and reduce the consequences of Wilson disease.