Uta is new patroness of the charity project Run for South African Children
In connection with the charity Run for South African Children, Andreas Eicher, who is in charge of the project, has published the following newsletter:
“It was very emotional for me to see how poorly and miserably the children of Africa grow up. I hope that many people will join the charity project to help the poorest of the poor, the children, to have a better life. Thank you!”
Having achieved victories in Berlin, New York and Boston, Uta Pippig, former world best marathon runner, has been very active in supporting aid projects for children for years. Furthermore, Uta was able to see for herself the situation on the spot. Knowing about people’s needs and sorrows, she supports the charity project Run for South African Children, acting as patroness. “To me, it was a great emotional experience to see the way people and, above all, children live in Africa. Only those who have seen their miserable circumstances can appreciate how well our living conditions are,” Uta says.
Uta, who appeared among others in the CBS Late Show of David Lettermann and who went jogging with former US President, Bill Clinton, is equally popular in Germany as in the US. She has been using her popularity in order to develop her sport and to motivate people to go jogging. This is Uta’s goal still today. While her active career is running short, she wants to pass on her knowledge. Uta is going to engage herself in her sport, also in the future – in running events, promotions as well as in charity events, such as for example, the project Run for South African Children.