Jumeirah climbs charity heights to celebrate Jumeirah Emirates Towers' tenth anniversary

From: Jumeirah
Published: Mon May 17 2010

The Big Apple, in the Boulevard of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, in association with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Red Crescent Society, has announced the details of its 7th Vertical Marathon.

The event, which has become a fixture on Dubai's annual calendar, will take place on Friday, 28th May 2010, with the aim of attracting a record breaking 200 runners.

This, the biggest Vertical Marathon to date, will also be part of Jumeirah Emirates Towers' tenth anniversary festivities. Ten years ago Jumeirah Emirates Towers emerged as the place where business met pleasure and the hotel will be celebrating this happy event throughout the year with many special offers and promotions. The 2010 Vertical Marathon will be an extension of the celebrations and of Jumeirah Emirates Towers continued support of MSF.

Funds raised will support independent humanitarian medical organization MSF to provide medical aid where it is most needed.

Last year the Vertical Marathon raised over AED 160,000 for MSF when 185 eager runners supported this charitable event. The race will kick off at 8.00am with runners having to ascend the 1,334 stairs and 52 floors which make up the course within the 350 metre tall Office Tower of Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

Interested participants for the event will need to register through Médecins Sans Frontières and be able to provide a minimum pledge of AED 500 per person.

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Note to Editors:
Runners wanting to take participants should contact MSF to register on +971 4 345 8177 or email info-msfuae(AT)msf.org.

About Médecins Sans Frontières:
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.

About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The Dubai-based luxury international hotel management group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world's most luxurious hotel and recognised as the symbol of Dubai, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House in New York.

For further information please contact:
Samantha Dancy
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Corporate Communications Manager
PO Box 214159
United Arab Emirates
T: +971 4 364 7958
F: +971 4 301 6655
Company: Jumeirah
Contact Name: Samantha Dancy
Contact Email: enquiries@pr-sending.co.uk
Contact Phone: +971 4 364 7958

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