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Hundreds of Santas Take Over Chania for the 7th Annual Santa Run (video)

Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus took part in the Santa Run in Chania on Tuesday, in an event postponed from Saturday, due to adverse weather condition in Crete.
The Santa Run Chania, is a festive, charitable organization that raises money for ill children. As the official website says, “In our Santa Run we are all winners because we offer aid to children in need.”
The Santa Run Chania, is a distance of around 3.5 km through the historic and commercial centre of Chania.
The money raised will be offered to four institutions for children with health problems: ELEPAP, KIFAAMEA, KIFAP and Orizontas.
Santa Run was originally started in Chania by a group of friends which turned into a volunteer group, and which eventually became a pioneering event in Greece.
This was the seventh year that the Santa Run took place in Chania. Up until now, the charity organization has raised 320,000 euros for the four institutions. This year, they hope to raise 100,000 euros, for the children in need.
The Santa Run Chania is sponsored by many companies with Cretan roots, among them, Ecos; a Greek-American company that makes environment-friendly cleaning products that are safer for people, animals and the planet.
This year, Ecos celebrates 50 years of continuous contribution to the well-being of man and the environment. Since 1967, it remains a family business that has never compromised its mission statement of making eco-friendly cleaning products.

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