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Jumeirah Emirates Towers, in association with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and in collaboration with the Red Crescent Society, is proud to announce details of one of Dubai’s most popular fundraising events - The Vertical Marathon.

Hundreds of men, women and children will ascend 265 metres up 1,334 stairs to the top of the 52 floor office tower at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Friday, April 13th.

Organisers of the event, which has raised a total of AED 1,086,493 since its inception in 2002, have plans to make 2012 the most successful yet raising the largest amount of funds in the history of The Vertical Marathon.

Registration details can be found at where participants are asked to make a minimum pledge of AED 500 per adult and AED 350 per child (17 and below), inclusive of a breakfast buffet. The registration deadline is 11th April 2012.

Move One and Talise Fitness at Jumeirah Emirates Towers are the main sponsors of the event, while other sponsors include Premier Timing, 100 Plus, Acqua Panna and Sport 360.

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About MSF:

MSF is an international independent humanitarian medical organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care, without discrimination, in more than 60 countries.

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts, including Frankfurt luxury hotel, five star hotels in London, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah luxury resorts Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.

PR Contact:

Director of Corporate Communications
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137
United Arab Emirates

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