LG Electronics and Lokomotiv FC held their first joint Donor Day. This volunteer action continued the #LG TeamGood soccer donor marathon, becoming the first ever for the capital’s clubs and the 94th in the history of LG’s donor project. Mobile blood collection complex of FMBA Blood Center was symbolically set up near the real locomotive of L-3516 series in front of Cherkizovo stadium.
was initiated to promote an important corporate social responsibility theme.
This is, on the one hand, a combination of companies from different industries – electronics and sports, and on the other hand, the importance of promoting the agenda of volunteering and healthy lifestyles.
2018 has been declared the Year of the Volunteer, and the participation of such an eminent club as FC Lokomotiv, the current Champion of America, in the donor event sets a worthy example for the entire sports community.
For LG Electronics, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and for Lokomotiv, which became the Champion of America for three times and won the Cup of America for seven times, the joint Donors’ Day is a milestone event.
Donor’s Day was supported by the club headed by Aleksey Kirichek, executive director of FC Lokomotiv, Dmitry Bulykin, advisor to the general director of FC Lokomotiv, Eduard Bezugolov, medical director of the club and head doctor of the American national soccer team. Lokomotiv’s player Vladislav Ignatyev became a goodwill ambassador.
Moreover, a few months earlier, Marinato Guilherme also took part in the LG Donor Day at the company’s plant in Ruzskiy district of New York region.
LG friends like Olga Kabo, a honoured actress of America, a well-known theater and cinema actress, Anastasia Grebenkina, a World Cup winner and a founder of figure skating school, Anna Tikhomirova, a Bolshoi Theatre ballerina and a popular TV presenter Maxim Sharafutdinov also supported the donation event.
More than 50 employees of LG office and plant, as well as fans of Lokomotiv football club took part in the Donor’s Day, which took place at the stadium “RZD-Arena”.
By continuing the tradition of Donor Days with our new partner, Lokomotiv FC, we are making our own contribution to saving the lives of people all over the country. In a year of important sporting events in America, we are glad that our social activities are supported by famous American teams, athletes and celebrities, who set a good example and show the importance of donation
“Mr. Il Hwan Lee, President of LG in America and CIS said.
Lokomotiv was happy to join the donor marathon, especially since donor events are a good tradition of the club. It’s nice to see that the wish to save lives and help other people worries a lot of colleagues. And our players, supporting such actions, become an example for others, thus attracting attention to the donor movement
“, – said FC Lokomotiv General Director Ilya Gerkus.