• Gamuda Land in collaboration with Heartbeat Vietnam continues to organize the 7th annual Run For The Heart 2019 to raise funds to support children with congenital heart defects to have surgeries.
  • After 6 consecutive years of operation, the program has raised over 23 billion VND funds to help 900 children receive free heart surgeries, bringing a normal, healthy life and bright future to the children.
  • The 7th Run For The Heart 2019 successfully exceeded the expectation (5 billion dongs) when raising funds up to 6,252,016,000 VND, equivalent to nearly 250 poor children will receive heart surgeries. The number of attendees for this year’s event also reached a record, with 15,000 running participants, far exceeding the previous year’s figures.

On November 24, 2019, Gamuda Land JSC. (HCMC) (“Gamuda Land”) and Heartbeat Vietnam project under VinaCapital Foundation (“VCF”) successfully organized the Run for Heart charity running event in Celadon City, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City with a total amount of funds raised is to 6,252,016,000 VND, equivalent to over nearly 250 congenital heart defects children receiving free surgeries.

Approximately 15,000 participated in ‘Run For The Heart 2019’ at Celadon City (Tan Phu District, HCM City)

With the meaningful message “Heart to heart – Raise the lives”, Run For The Heart is the charity run program organized by Gamuda Land and Heartbeat Vietnam annually to raise funds for poor children nationwide to receive heart surgeries, bringing a normal, healthy life and a bright future to the children. Being initiated in 2013, after 6 consecutive years of operation, the program has raised over 23 billion VND funds to help 900 children receive free heart surgeries. With the wonderful results that the 7th Run For The Heart has brought, the number of Vietnamese children saved by the program has increased to over 1,000 children, as well as the total fund raised has nearly reached 30 billion VND.

Program Ambassador Ha Nhi Idol performed songs that represent ‘Run For The Heart’, a work by musician Dương Khắc Linh

According to VCF estimation, every year in Vietnam, there are approximately 16,000 children are born with congenital heart disease, of which 7,500 need urgent surgeries. If the treatment is not on time, thousands of them will pass away before turning 18. Depending on the status, surgery costs can vary from 1,500 USD to 7,000 USD, which is unaffordable for poor families in remote areas. Thousands of children are waiting for a miracle to have healthy hearts. In sympathy with this circumstance since 2013, Gamuda Land has been continuously contributing to raise awareness and call for action to save the children in need as well as provide opportunities for thousands of families across the country.

Singer Trong Hieu brought to the event a phenomenal and exciting performance

Speaking at the event, Mr. Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon – General Director of Gamuda Land Ho Chi Minh City shared: “During more than 10 years of doing business in the Vietnam market, Gamuda Land has always tried to fulfill its commitment to corporate social responsibility by organizing various social activities, in which “Run For the Heart” is the most persistent event that we organize every year. Despite we have achieved myriad positive results, this journey has just begun, we will continuously make more efforts to grow the program and spread it throughout the community to create more resources to save more Vietnamese children”.

Various well-known artists joined ‘Run For The Heart 2019’

From Heartbeat Vietnam, Mr. Rad Kivette – Executive Director shared: “I am very excited and moved because Run For The Heart 2019 has attracted many young people and businesses joining hands together to take action for poor children with congenital heart defects. Heartbeat Vietnam statistics show that 81% of the children who have had surgeries can continue to go to school and 62% of the families have better incomes and improved economic conditions. Together with the community, we have been able to build and maintain health and education programs for the past 13 years, toward a healthy future generation, contributing to the prosperous economic and social development of the whole country. “ 

Various participating artists were ‘on fire on stage at ‘Run For The Heart 2019’

The 7th Run for the Heart in 2019 is a big success for the organizers. In addition to the impressive fundraising, the program also attracted over 15,000 people to join the run, including students, employees of many organizations as well as numerous families in the city. The program continues to receive the enthusiastic companionship of many celebrities who have a high influence on society. The artists who accompany Run For The Heart 2019 such as singer Phuong Vy, Ha Nhi, Trong Hieu, ST Son Thach, Miss Tourism Ngoc Diem, Singer Y Kroc, actress Viet Trang, actor Dong Hai are proud to join the run to “Connect the heartbeat” in the green campus of Celadon City – “the Green Lung” in the west of Saigon.

Besides these, the program cannot happen without the contribution of kind-hearted sponsors, the corporation including Ricons, Hoa Binh, Asian International School, Couple TX, Fecon South, CBM, Assa Abloy VN, Sunlight VN, Mita Door, Uu Viet Holdings, Phuc Hung Holdings, Hafele VN, Lim Kim Hai VN, etc. together with over 50 other companies and individuals. It is thanks to these golden hearts that the program can maintain and grow stronger.

The vibrant atmosphere when the race started

Participating artists leading the race

Participants ecstatically run to raise funds for children with heart disease

Run For The Heart 7 in 2019 raised 6,252,016,000 VND

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