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Running 4 Nabs

Running 4 Nabs

The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) is a dynamic support system for all Canadian professionals in the communications industry facing personal, career and family challenges due to illness, injury, unemployment or financial difficulties.

As business slowed in 2008, Mandrake CEO Stéfan Danis witnessed the real-life impacts of the recession's onset. To defy the negativity of the severe downturn, Stéfan registered for a 250km footrace in the Gobi desert in China to raise money for NABS.

Stéfan first race in Gobi Desert has raised $42,000 for Nabs, and the second race in Atacama another $20,000.

This wonderful initiative has inspired eight Marcomm industry leaders to join Stefan and run the Sahara together, in order to raise another $100,000 for NABS! These brave runners managed to reach the fundraising goal as well as cross the finish line at the pyramids of Giza.

Please visit the website below to learn who the contenders were and how they did in this incredible race against the sun, the sand and the self-doubt.


"Stefan is not only an Executive Consultant with a track record of few hundred completed C-level searches, but the CEO of one of Canadian's best Executive Search and HR Consultancy firm. He is a strategic advisor to numerous senior level executives (Supervisory Boards and Board of Directors) as well as a coach and mentor to many professionals. His entrepreneurship experiences, abilities and achievements are both well recognized and appreciated by world's known YPO. He is a person one can trust, rely on, expect that he would deliver, enjoy his companion and sense a of humor, admire his wisdom and values, and respect him for what he stands for both as his family is concerned and the business he runs. What is quite unique about him is that being extremely blessed to be successful, he constantly remembers about those less fortunate and in need. He is an initiator of many undertakings to raise money, support and help others financially. One of the few ones that I would dream to work with if I had a chance to. Without any hesitation I would encourage any of my Clients to work with Stefan in Canada."
Daniel Lewczuk
CEO at Executive Network/IMD International Search
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