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Vertical Marathon runners tip total raised for MSF over AED 1 million mark

Vertical Marathon runners tip total raised for MSF over AED 1 million mark

Dubai, 29 April 2011: 236 runners ascended Jumeirah Emirates Towers this morning in the annual Vertical Marathon fundraising event. The marathon saw participants raising a total of AED 177,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières, bringing the total amount raised for MSF through this popular event to date to AED 1.083 million.

The popular charity event was organised by Jumeirah Emirates Towers with the support of the Red Crescent Society. Brazilian national Gustavo Ayres Netto ascended the 350 metre Office Tower of Jumeirah Emirates Towers with a winning time of 8.49 minutes. The winning lady was Jo Phillimore with a time of 11.57 minutes and the leading team, Dubai American Academy made it in 10.59 minutes.

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MSF: 
MSF is an international independent humanitarian medical organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care without discrimination in more than 60 countries.

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