More than 10,000 passionate runners joined RUN FOR THE HEART 2018 on Sunday morning of December 16th to help raise fund for children suffering from congenital heart defects. The charity run attracted students from many universities and young professionals from HCM-based companies and organizations. This was also a fun time for families in Celadon neighborhood to enjoy the weekend and give back to the community.

RUN FOR THE HEART has the honor to welcome the Malaysia General Consul, the leaders from Ho Chi Minh city, Tan Phu district, Gamuda Land Vietnam, and The VinaCapital Foundation. It is made possible by generous donations from strategic sponsor Hoa Binh Group and many local firms including A Chau International school, CBM, Fecon South, Phuc Hung Holdings, VinaCapital, An Cuong JSC, Couple TX, Blue Production, Edelman, Thyssenkrupp, Public Bank, Hoan My Hospital, Choo Communication, Lioz, Hyundai Thanh Cong, J. Roger Preston, PDA & Partner, HD Sai Gon, Hoa Hong, FPS Vietnam, ICON 4, Hisense Hitachi, ALC, Ben vung Furniture, Hung Thinh Phat, KS Park Hyatt, Nam Long Real Estate, Cong Café, Tam Duc Heart Hospital, Victoria Healthcare, Nhip Cau Dau Tu Newspaper, Jesco Hoa Binh, Hera, Tham & Wong, Sunlight Electrical VN, Nippon Paint, DEAN, Tuan Le, BYG Projects, Ingo Design Studio, Hafele, Acecook, Uu Viet, Vilai Viet, Assa Abloy, Jotun Paint, 100 Plus, PowerWell, T.Y.Lin, Kim Truong Phat, Lim Kim Hai, Obayashi, P2P Digital, KURIHARA, LIXIL, Quan Phat Huy, ASP, Grab, AEON, and HONGLEONG.

Representative of Gamuda Land VN hands over the mock cheque to sponsors

Representative of Gamuda Land VN hands over the mock cheque to sponsors

Representative of Gamuda Land VN hands over the mock cheque to sponsors

In addition, the program received enthusiastic support from MC Vinh Phu, singer Phuong Vy, Ha Nhi, Y Kroc, Miss Tourism 2008 Phan Ngoc Diem, Actress Viet Trang, singer Ngo Kien Huy, Miss Chi Nguyen, the band VMusic, Bgirls, singer Nguyen Hy, Nguyen Hoang, Idol Kid Gia Khiem, and Korean violinist Jmi Ko.

Singer Phuong Vy opens the event with an uplifting song

Singer Ngo Kien Huy sings enthusiastically with professional dancers

All the celebrities go on stage to kickstart the run

Representative of The VinaCapital Foundation gives presents to the celebrities coming to support the run

All support have helped raised more than 200,000 USD and made the 5km run more lively and exciting.

Representative of Gamuda Land VN hands over a mock check of more than 200,000 USD to Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO, Executive Director of The VinaCapital Foundation

Heartbeat Vietnam sincerely thanks all sponsors, celebrities, and runners who joined RUN FOR THE HEART journey of saving more children in the remaining days of 2018 and throughout 2019.

Since 2013, RUN FOR THE HEART annual charity events, a joint effort between Gamuda Land Vietnam and Heartbeat Vietnam, have raised over 850,000 USD to provide heart surgeries for 710 children. With 200,000 USD in additional funds raised in 2018, 181 more children will be saved. For the majority of them, this will be the first time in life their health gets better.

We hope the next RUN FOR THE HEART events will receive wider support from the community for more beloved children will be saved from congenital heart defects.

Memorable moments of RUN FOR THE HEART 2018:


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