Wind Speed experience by lead Balloon
About this race:
Folic For Life
Spina bifida (literally, ‘split spine’) is a neural tube defect which can cause multiple health complications and bring lifelong challenges. Anencephaly is a neural tube defect which causes an unborn baby’s brain and skull to under-develop in the womb. It is always fatal.
Folic acid supplementation is proven to reduce the chances of neural tube defects by up to 70%. Shine’s Folic for Life programme focuses on raising awareness of the benefits of introducing and encouraging the habitual supplementation of folic acid into daily routines.
Shine also works with GPs, antenatal clinics, midwives and other health professionals to educate and advise them of the need to give clear and informed guidance on folic acid supplementation at every opportunity, to help prevent conditions such as spina bifida.
The balloon race with be launching in Mumbai where Lucy Wills an English haematologist and physician researcher conducted research in India in the late 1920s and early 1930s on macrocytic anaemia of pregnancy. In 1931, she published a paper in which she identified through her research in India a substance that was later recognised as folic acid.
Shine is almost entirely funded by the generosity of the general public. Our balloon races make a significant contribution to our funds every year. By sponsoring a balloon you would be helping us to continue to provide the vital services our members urgently need.
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|1||Metro Deconstruction Services Limited||1,536.92 km|
|2||Electrasolar Ltd||1,525.04 km|
|4||Newbuild Frames Ltd||1,508.17 km|
|5||Chris Partington Land Surveyors Ltd||1,506.00 km|
|6||Jabu Designs||1,505.15 km|
|7||TC Accountancy Ltd||1,505.03 km|
|8||Lancing Commercials Ltd||1,505.07 km|
|9||Clive Holmes Ltd||1,504.91 km|
|10||Wyatt & Co Chartered Accountant||1,503.86 km|
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Wind direction experienced by lead Balloon
Highest altitude reached
By Alwyns LLP
Most support pledges received
By Metro Deconstruction Services Limited