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MESH Experience competes in MREF Race Around the World for Education

MEDIA RELEASE: June 16 2022: MESH Experience was a competitor sponsor for the 2022 MREF Race Around the World for Education.  They also entered a team that took part in the race.

The Race Around the World for education started in 2021, and the 2022 race raised $132,298 to support refugee children in Ukraine.  In just one month 1,324 participants ran, biked, walked, swam, etc., a collective 97,758 miles – taking this race around the earth’s circumference nearly four times.

During the month of May, participants from all around the world walked, ran, and biked to raise money for this good cause. The race was entirely virtual – participants logged their miles online, shared photos of the fun, and tracked their progress on the leaderboard.

The MESH Experience team came 30th out of 52 teams and covered a distance of 818 miles!

MREF and Baal Dan Charities will identify the right partners on the ground to address the complex issues facing Ukrainian refugee children, especially those displaced from orphanages and children with special needs, with a focus on funding food and education.

MESH Experience Founder and CEO, Fiona Blades, commented, “This was such a great event to take part in – it was accessible for everyone to join in and was lots of fun.  We pride ourselves on putting back into society, our mission is to help create and measure experiences that grow brands, people, and society.  MESH Experience ran their own Walkathon last year during the pandemic so it’s fantastic to have been part of a wider industry initiative to raise funds for such an important cause.” 

Website: MESH Experience and MREF


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The MREF is a high-profile, industry-wide initiative that involves researchers from every level of the marketing research industry across the globe. The foundation uses financial and human resources to provide the tools necessary to give children access to a quality education.

MREF funds a wide range of projects that are changing the trajectory of children around the world. These programs provide some of the most marginalized children in the world with access to high-quality education, including arts and after-school care, essential supplies, and more. We are grateful to bring together researchers from around the world to help us make a positive impact on behalf of our industry.

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