Beeline and their employees have proudly supported Adecco’s Win4Youth project since its inception in 2010. Win4Youth is a global sports initiative organized by Adecco to raise money for youth foundations across the world.
- 1,109,122 Kilometers were run, swam or cycled
- $360,000.00 earned for foundations in Belgium, China, Morocco and New Zealand
- 10,000+ individual events completed
- 60 Countries participated
- 33,030 Colleagues participated
- 10,617 Clients participated
Participating in the 31st Athens Classic MarathonI am honored to say I was part of Adecco’s 2013 Win4Youth Ambassadors, and I successfully completed my very first marathon in Athens, Greece, on the original marathon course. It’s really cool to be able to say that. It was, however, the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I have new respect for anyone that’s ever run a marathon. The pain many marathoners experience, that starts for some at mile 1, 10, 16, or for me mile 21, and stays with you all the way through the finish line, at 26.2 miles, is hard to describe. I was positive my legs had stopped working, and my brain was no longer able to communicate with them. I walked for a while and ran for a minute or two where I could. I was happy to see my local Beeline & Win4Youth colleague, Meredith Johnson, around mile 25, and if it wasn’t for her, I would not have finished as strong as I did, at 4:49:38. I am so grateful for the Win4Youth project and the Win4Youth Ambassador experience. I learned a lot about me and what I’m physically capable of doing, made some amazing new friends, had my first trip to Europe, trained for & ran my very first marathon, and logged more than 1,000 Kilometers to date for Win4Youth! When I think of all of this, I can sit, smile, and revel in these accomplishments with my husband, Scott, our beautiful little girls, Katelyn & Addison, and my family, friends and colleagues that did so much to support me & the other Win4Youth Ambassadors along the way.
The future of Win4YouthBut alas, 2013 has not yet come to an end, and I know Win4Youth still needs our support. In Athens Adecco Group CEO Patrick De Maeseneire announced a new goal for 2013. We have already achieved over 500,000 kilometers, so the new goal is 600,000 kilometers. It won’t be easy, but together with my Beeline and Adecco colleagues, and our beloved Clients and Partners, I know we’ll surpass this new milestone. We have to, because 4 wonderful organizations and the youth they serve locally are counting on our support:
- Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar foundation in Colombia
- Aiutare i Bambini in Italy
- A-chieve foundation in Thailand
- SOS Children’s Village in Belgium