Nova Ukraine is joining the Bay to Breakers race in an effort to support Ukrainians impacted by Russian aggression. All money raised will go towards providing desperately needed humanitarian aid in Ukraine, including critical medical supplies, food deliveries, safe evacuations, and assistance to displaced families with children.
On Sunday, May 15, Nova Ukraine’s team of 15 runners will start in the Embarcadero neighborhood by the San Francisco Bay and run through nine of the city’s neighborhoods. The event starts at Golden Gate Park (47th Avenue and JFK Boulevard) at 7:30 a.m.
Every step of the race will go towards helping thousands of people devastated by the war. These include the needy in dozens of destroyed cities and villages of Ukraine, displaced people throughout the country, and refugees in Ukraine and abroad. “With this run I want to convert our energy into kindness” says Nick Bilogorskiy, co-founder of Nova Ukraine. “Our message is simple: One step equals one dollar for Ukraine. Just imagine: with two dollars our charity can cover a hot meal for a refugee, ten dollars feed a family for a few days. And 70 dollars can save a Ukrainian life via a fully-equipped first aid kit.”
Nova Ukraine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine, raising awareness about Ukraine, and strengthening Ukraine’s democratic society. “All my thoughts are with my parents and with those who suffer in Ukraine because of the cruel Russian war against our country,” says Oleksandrd Skorokhod, Nova Ukraine’s team leader for the event and Ukrainian trail running vice champion in 2021. “The funds raised by the Nova Ukraine’s running team will help save lives and improve the lives of those in distress in Ukraine.”
Nova Ukraine does not assist the active military but focuses instead on saving and improving the lives of civilians. Hundreds of volunteers in the United States dedicate their time and effort to this cause.