Written by 12th September 2023
On 24 September, two Abbott employees will be running the Berlin Marathon to help raise funds for Chain of Hope as part of Abbott's Little Heroes programme!
With Little Heroes, Abbott supports children with congenital heart defects in developing countries, where there is no access to healthcare. Abbott also provides life-changing technologies and additional support for children that do not have access to cardiac healthcare. With the Little Heroes program, Abbott wants to help Chain of Hope give these children the chance to grow up and reach their full potential.
We are happy that Sarah and Chantal will be running and rasing funds to support the upcoming cardiac catheter mission to Jamaica.
Click on their images below to support their fundraising efforts and leave a message to cheer them on.
Chantal is a keen runner, and have previously completed a few marathons, including the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in Cape Town. she has always wanted to complete one of the World Marathon Majors and feel so privileged to finally have the chance to do it and support such great causes!
Chantal has been working as a Therapy Specialist for Structural Heart devices at Abbott since April 2022.
"Working for Abbott and providing support during procedures for adults and children with congenital heart defects is incredibly rewarding, and I hope that by raising funds during the marathon it will provide help to even more children who don’t have access to these necessary treatments."
Sarah works at Abbott in the structural heart division, and sees a wide variety of heart diseases and their impact in life.
After a spontaneous participation in a half marathon in Marrakech, Sarah fell in love with running and is happy to be ticking this new entry of running a marathon from her bucketlist.
"At Abbott we have the Little heroes program which is working closely with Chain of hope since 2019 who are treating children with heart defect. That’s why I want to support with my run our Little heroes program at Abbott to provide even more children a healthy start in life."