“It was very emotional for me today in my hometown Perušić. A beautiful day, a great organization and a lot of young people who had come with the desire to help … I sincerely hope that this event will become a tradition in which the Ana Rukavina Foundation will gladly continue to participate as a co-organizer. Big thanks to my fellow citizens and all those who were engaged in the competition and those who joined the Registry to help those who are waiting for their chance to live” said Marija Rukavina, manager of the Ana Rukavina Foundation, after the race.
47 visitors joined the Croatian Bone Marrow Donor Registry yesterday, July 23, in Perušić as a part of the largest Lika’s sports and humanitarian event – Lika Cave Trekk.
This unique event brought together 584 athletes adventurer who were running from cave to cave in the area of Cave park Grabovača, the only cave park in Croatia, through four sections of varying intensity and length – Light, Active, Challenger and Ultra – which started and finished in the center of Perušić.
The action was supported by the members of the band “Vatra” who held an acoustic concert in a cave Samograd that evening.
Many thanks to Cave park Grabovača, it has been an honor to participate and see young, enthusiastic athletes in action who afterward joined the Registry in order to help people who are waiting for their matching donor and a new opportunity for life!