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Together across the Baltic for the centenary of Finland’s independence

Finnlines challenged everybody to participate in Finnlines’ project “Together across the Baltic”. The project is part of the Finland 100 programme in order to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

“Together across the Baltic” challenged everyone – especially our own personnel and customers – to be more active and exercise together for a great cause. Our intention was to collect as many nautical miles as our ro-pax vessel is plying on over 70 trips between Helsinki and Travemünde. In kilometres this is 79,240 km. 

Exercise across the Baltic in many different ways

Our passengers and cargo customers have contributed to this project on their journeys between Helsinki and Travemünde by writing down all workout kilometres to a logbook.  There were plenty of exercise modes to choose from, for example running on the treadmill, using the rowing ma-chine or cycling on the exercise bike at the gym. Furthermore, our personnel has participated in the project as well and collected workout kilometres, for example from their hobbies or daily way to work.

Every meter has helped us to get closer to our target of 79,240 exercise kilometres by the end of 2017.

In addition, we arranged family events for the general public in Vuosaari and Naantali harbours in Finland in late summer. Besides the joy of exercising, the participants became familiar with a variety of Finnlines’ ferry trips and had the opportunity to visit one of our Star Class vessels.

In return for all the kilometres collected, Finnlines will support child-hood cancer research by donating EUR 50,000 to the Aamu Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The foundation and its important work was presented in these envents in Vuo saari and Naantali to the participants.

Together across the Baltic

The Aamu Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The purpose of the Aamu Pediatric Cancer Foundation is to guarantee, even on an international level, the best possible treatment and healthy adulthood to Finnish children who have suffered from cancer. Clinical researches and the development of cancer treatments is sponsored by the foundation funds.

Finnlines’ donation helps Aamu Foundation to be part of a new worldwide research programme concentrating on the development of children’s hepatic cancer treatments (Paediatric Hepatic International Tumour Trial, PHITT).

More information on www.aamusaatio.fi