The Green Crescent participated in the 40th Vodafone İstanbul Marathon on Sunday, November 11 with its running team consisting of volunteer celebrity envoys. In the marathon, Tülin Şahin, as well as the windsurfer Lena Erdil, the sports commentator Sinem Ökten and the actor Burak Arslan run for The Green Crescent.
Being pioneer for a healthy life away from addictions and conducting works on this topic for 100 years, The Green Crescent took part in the Vodafone İstanbul Marathon which was organized for the 40th time this year as well. There were different names including the windsurfer Lena Erdil, the sports commentator Sinem Ökten and the actor Burak Arslan along with Tülin Şahin, who is a famous fashion designer, a model and a television presenter.
Tülin Şahin: “Clothes free from alcohol or smoke odor look much better”
The famous fashion designer, the model and the TV presenter Tülin Şahin made her statement as “Fashion designs look better in a body which is free from addictions. Believe me, clothes free from alcohol or smoke smell suit you much better. Well, do you know the adverse impacts of smoking on your skin? As women, we are among the ones who are affected much more by tobacco. Even if we get enough sleep, apply all skin masks, we can’t get rid of the harmful effects of tobacco. By using tobacco products, we cause skin deterioration, wrinkle, and even premature aging.”
Tülin Şahin: “Luckily we have The Green Crescent!”
Şahin said: “Along with many negative consequences of alcohol, it also causes negative effects by disrupting the communication between nerve cells. Let’s fight together for a life free from addictions as women who have self-respect for themselves. There is “The Green Crescent” that pioneers this fight in our country. It plays an important role in solving problems regarding addictions both in Turkey and in the international arena. Carrying out a great variety of activities, The Green Crescent also pays attention to sport activities for a life free from addictions. İstanbul Marathon is also one of them. This year, I run for the Green Crescent in the 40th İstanbul Marathon as well. As the Green Crescent says, #ihaveareason to run; for a world free from addictions…to touch more people’s life…for the happiness and health of the new generations…So glad we have The Green Crescent!”
The 40th Vodafone İstanbul Marathon, organized by İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Spor İstanbul, was 10, 15, 42 kilometers long. Public Run started at 09.30 on Altunizade Bridge. On Sunday, nearly 500 volunteers of the Green Crescent and students of the Young Green Crescent Clubs took part on the bridge.
The donations obtained within the activity were transferred to the Green Crescent Consultancy Center (YEDAM) where free psycho-social counselling and outpatient therapy services are provided for addicts and their families.