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The Mater Heart is one of the most recognized and noble annual event in the Kenyan Calendar. Kenyans from all walks of life come together to support the cause. This year’s Mater Heart Run was held on 23rd May 2015 and was a big success with approximately 50,000 people turning out to support and to enjoy some exercise, all in the spirit of helping children with heart ailments get necessary surgery. The event was held simultaneously in four venues, Nairobi, Mombasa, Mumias, Kisumu and Machakos.

The Mater Heart Run initiative raised 62 million in 2014 up from 19millon raised in 2009. This amount has seen over 1,296 children from underprivileged background access cardiac surgery, within these past 6 years. In the last year, up to 97 children have been found to have congenital heart diseases while 44 others were found to have rheumatic heart disease, during the free medical camps held by The Mater Hospital in various counties to screen and educate the community on heart diseases, and thus reduce the incidence of the disease in the country.

The Kenya Tea Packers Limited was the 2015 Mater Heart Run Official Water Sponsor.

Author: Ketepaweb

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