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CHARITY Ultramarathon

Buenos Aires – Montevideo

Moving Forward to improve
healthcare in Armenia

From December 3rd  through 16th, 2023, Pablo Elmassian,
Infectious Disease Specialist, and Medical Director of FIDEC Armenia,
will run 600 km in 14 days to connect Argentina and Uruguay.

Its purpose is to raise funds for healthcare programs conducted
by FIDEC Armenia to help vulnerable rural communities in Shirak
and refugees who have fled from Artsakh.

600 km

42 km/Day

(Average)

14 Days

Embarking on a 14-day continuous run to connect Buenos Aires and Montevideo
 as a recognition of the strong commitment of Armenians in both countries, towards our homeland.

Thanks to the generous contributions from the Armenian community and other supporters who have stood by our side throughout these years, we successfully built a bridge to enhance healthcare access and improve the quality of life in our beloved Armenia.

Today, we unite to commemorate 15 years of FIDEC Armenia. We extend a heartfelt invitation for others to join us in initiating new projects.
Together, let’s contribute and carry forward the legacy passed down to us by our parents and ancestors.

Why collaborate with healthcare initiatives for the population in Armenia?

As state funding for public healthcare in Armenia ranks among the lowest in the world, the percentage of the population accessing basic healthcare services for free is very limited.

What’s Our Strategy for Investing Project Funds?

Rural Communities in the Province of Shirak

This program covers two villages each year, offering a comprehensive range of medical assessments, care, and treatments for their most pressing health concerns.

For the majority of residents in these communities, our program represents the unique opportunity in their lifetime to access these essential healthcare services.

 

Artsakh Refugees

The recent devastating events in Artsakh have brought us deep sorrow and concern.

Now, more than ever, refugees are in desperate need of our support and solidarity to address this urgent humanitarian crisis.

 

About Pablo Elmassian

“Years ago, I decided to combine my passion and experience for running long distances with charitable purposes.”

Pablo Elmassian is an Infectious Diseases Specialist (Graduated from the University of Buenos Aires).

Since 2002, he has collaborated with FUNCEI, a non-profit organization incorporated in Argentina in 1987, founded by Dr. Daniel Stamboulian. In 2005 he assumed the role of Medical Director at FIDEC Armenia.

Starting in 2014, he began participating in mountain ultramarathons (ultra trail races) and completed the following:

  • Andes Crossing in 2014, Argentina-Chile (100 km).

  • Misión Race in 2015 and 2016, Villa La Angostura, Argentina (160 km).

  • Misión Race XL in 2018 and 2019, San Martín de Los Andes, Argentina (200 km).

  • Lake Tahoe Race in 2018, California, United States (330 km).

  • In 2021, he connected the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario in Argentina, by running 300 km in 5 days.

Another remarkable athletic achievement was ascending to 5,137 meters above sea level and reaching the summit of Mount Ararat in July 2019, given its significance to the Armenian nation.

ABOUT FIDEC

FIDEC (Fighting Infectious Diseases in Emerging Countries) is a non-profit organization created in 2001,
aimed at developing programs to fight infectious diseases in emerging countries.
It is made up of physicians, scientists and other health care professionals.

FIDEC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Contributions and Sponsorships are tax deductible
to the fullest extent of the law.

With the institutional support of:

Organized by:

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