Team Commend are running for children’s cancer relief
“A good sprint in your running shoes is the best way to get to work,” says our colleague Wolfang from IT. For years he’s been combining his passion for running with a good cause by collecting donations for the ‘Salzburger Kinderkrebshilfe’ (Salzburg Children’s Cancer Support Organization) with his sports activities. Every kilometre run is worth a certain amount of cash donated by sponsors.
Wolfgang's project "WerdePate.com" (become a sponsor) has also become very popular at Commend International. So there was a strong incentive to get lots of runners to join in and donate as many kilometres as possible over a two-month period. Commend supports this initiative by sponsoring every kilometre with a motivating cash amount.
Since the start of this company internal campaign, our running team has been busy, with records being broken almost every day. The leaderboard is shown on a large monitor in the cafeteria, with live updates to reflect changes as they happen. More than 40 employees are already part of the Commend running community, which keeps growing daily. The goal is to reach at least 5,000 km by the end of May. Granted, that’s an ambitious goal, but one that our colleagues are easily motivated enough to reach. Even at the weekend, the Commend running jerseys can be seen everywhere on the running tracks here in Salzburg.