The Race to Support Children Living with HIV is successfully concluded ahead of the World AIDS Day

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Life4me+ | European AIDS Treatment Group

Press Release – 01 December 2021



(Brussels, December 1st, 2021) – The finish line on the race to support children living with HIV was reached one day before the World AIDS Day. During the five weeks it was online 380 participants ran, walked or wheeled crossing borders and raising funds for the summer camp for children and adolescents living with HIV held annually by the Svetlana Izambayeva Charitable Foundation. The upcoming 2022 camp will be held by the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan.


Having reached the final destination, we are committed to top up the amount raised and donate 10.000 euros to the foundation that organises the camp.


Here is the race in numbers:


380 participated covering the total distance of 6864 kilometeres

25 participants ran a marathon

1 participant covered 910 metres -every effort counts!

Participants ran/walked/wheeled in 20 countries in Europe and Central Asia -and beyond

261 of them did it in Russia and 1 of them raced in Australia

Finally, our virtual race crossed the borders of 10 countries: United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan


We would like to wholeheartedly thank all people who went out, passed the baton and helped us to raise the level of public awareness and understanding around the problems faced by children and adolescents living with HIV in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia as well as to raise funds for them.


Find more statistics, info and images at

#hivrun #passthebaton



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About the co-organisers


Life4me+ is an International non-governmental organization that works to prevent new cases of HIV and other STIs, hepatitis C and tuberculosis. The Life4me+ app is available in 156 countries in fifteen languages.
Life4me+ supports people living with HIV. Report cases of discrimination, stock-out in the provision of drugs, and monitor quality of medical care. It cooperates with health systems and other agencies around the world.

The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) is a patient-led NGO that advocates for the rights and interests of people living with or affected by HIV/ AIDS and related co-infections within the WHO Europe region. Founded in 1992, the EATG is a network of more than 160 members from 45 countries in Europe. Our members are PLHIV and representatives of different communities affected by HIV/AIDS and co-infections. EATG represents the diversity of more than 2.3 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Europe as well as those affected by HIV/AIDS and co-infections. For more information, please visit


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This campaign has been developed and co-organised by Life4me+ and EATG, and was made possible through grants from Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare Europe Ltd. and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. The co-organisers acknowledge that the sponsors had no control or input into the structure or the content of the initiative.

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