The Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM) Philanthropy Awards Nite celebrated the achievements of those who raise funds through the event. The TMM 2018 was a resounding success, with a record of Rs 34.36 crore being raised through the philanthropy platform, managed by NGO, United Way Mumbai. Over 15 years, the Mumbai Marathon has raised Rs 227.29 crore for charity. The event also saw participation from 262 charitable organisations, 169 corporates and 895 individual fundraisers. As the official philanthropy partner, United Way Mumbai enables charity at the TMM, by creating the charity structure and maintaining a sound, cause-neutral platform for fundraising at the event. The Awards Nite also felicitated the NGOs, corporates and individual fundraisers for their efforts. Sankara Raman became the highest fundraising individual in the history of the Mumbai Marathon, raising Rs 1.32 crore for Amar Seva Sangam, an organisation working for the welfare of the disabled. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care was the highest fundraising NGO, raising Rs 3.46 crore for the construction of a hospital for
the underprivileged in Dharampur, Gujarat, while Kotak Mahindra was the highest fundraising corporate, raising over Rs 1.77 crore.
Vivek Singh, joint MD of event organisers, Procam International, said, “It is inspiring to see citizens open up their hearts for a cause and go that extra mile.” United Way Mumbai CEO, Jayanti Shukla says, “The TMM is a unique sporting event, celebrating the athlete’s endurance and generosity of the human spirit. From humble beginnings in 2004, the Mumbai Marathon has grown by leaps and bounds globally, in the charity domain.”