Champions for Peace Promote #TargetEbola Campaign
24 | 11 | 2014
An elite group of Olympians took the opportunity to promote the WOA’s #TargetEbola campaign at the Peace and Sport March for Children’s Rights in Monaco on Thursday. The Champions for Peace were taking part in the symbolic march, which was led by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Convention for the Rights of the Child.
Marching with IOC Member and WOA Patron Prince Albert II were Olympic tennis star and World number one Novak Djokovic, Moroccan Olympic middle distance champion Hicham el Guerrouj, Ukrainian Olympic pole vault great Sergey Bubka, Kenyan World Marathon Champion and United Nations Peace Ambassador Tegla Loroupe, Canadian World sprint relay champion and Olympic silver medallist Charmaine Crooks, Sweden’s double Olympic gold medal winning downhill skier Pernilla Wiberg and nine-time World Rally champion Daniel Elena.
Following the march the Olympians took the time to raise awareness for #TargetEbola by urging others from the sporting community to pledge support and help raise money to prevent the spread of Ebola. The Champions for Peace appealed to fellow Olympians and athletes around the world to visit targetebola.org and back the campaign, which has been set up in conjunction with Oxfam and Medisend International to bring vital supplies to West Africa.
Champions for Peace is an elite group made up of more than 80 top-level sports champions from the past and present who wish to help disadvantaged communities through sport. Peace and Sport, which is the global organisation which promotes sustainable peace through sport, says they are role-models, heroes and a source of inspiration for young people throughout the world and use sport as a tool for dialogue and social cohesion.
To get involved and promote #TargetEbola, the donation link is www.targetebola.org/donate and the SMS details are Text TARGET to 70066 [UK only].
You can also support the campaign by posting selfies on social media. The #TargetEbola selfie kit can be downloaded here: www.targetebola.org/selfie
For more information about Peace and Sport and the Champions for Peace please see: Peace and Sport