In March, the seventh edition of the Blue Wave, a charity run held on the fields of the Enea Stadium and the paths of Marcelin Forest, took place. The event, which is guided by the motto "I run, I understand, I help," focuses on promoting physical activity and building public awareness about the autism spectrum. Amica has once again joined the initiative.

The initiative, engaging not only runners, aims to increase awareness and encourage greater empathy and tolerance. The funds collected from entry fees go to a chosen care facility. This year's proceeds will be donated to the Zbigniew Tylewicz Educational and Care Centre for Disabled Children and Adolescents in Poznań, which cares for many children on the autism spectrum. Participants had the choice of distance they wished to run, ranging from 1 km to 15 km. A 5 km distance was also available for Nordic Walking enthusiasts.

This year, as many as 1,200 people participated. Amica Group, as a partner of the run, once again took an active part in the event. As usual, the employees did not disappoint either. Nearly 80 of them joined the Amica team during the run. Additionally, the company helped in providing prizes for the winners, thus showing its strong commitment to social issues. Participants received a starter pack, and after the run, in addition to the awards ceremony, a prize draw was held.

- "Amica Group has consistently been committed to promoting social values, which are an integral part of the company's strategy. We are delighted to have participated in this remarkable event once again. Additionally, we place great emphasis on promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and team cooperation. Therefore, the extensive involvement of our employees is particularly meaningful to us," says Eliza Orepiuk-Szymura, Public Relations Manager at Amica Group.

Autism, a developmental disorder associated with the abnormal functioning of the nervous system, is increasingly becoming a focal point of social attention. Blue is the symbolic colour of autism, as it was once thought to primarily affect boys, being diagnosed in them almost four times more often than in girls. However, recent studies show that autism affects men and women equally.

Thanks to the efforts of previous editions of the Blue Wave, 7 educational institutions in Poznań have been supported, receiving 140 thousand PLN for the purchase of necessary equipment and modern educational aids, significantly improving the quality of life for people with autism.