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250 Children Will Be Saved Thanks to The Charity Event RUN FOR THE HEART 2019

MORE THAN 6 BILLION VND RAISED FROM RUN FOR THE HEART 2019

  • Gamuda Land in collaboration with Heartbeat Vietnam continue 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 fund to help 900 children receiving 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 dong) 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.

Ho Chi Minh City, November 24th, 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 ‘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 since 2013, after 6 consecutive years of operation, the program has raised over 23 billion VND fund to help 900 children receiving 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 being born with congenital heart disease, in which 7,500 ones 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 actions 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

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

Mr. Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon – General Director of Gamuda Land HCM City spoke at the event

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 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’

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

Mr. Rad Kivette – Executive Director of  Heartbeat Vietnam spoke at the event

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, towards 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 ambassadors carry forth the opening ceremony process

The 7th Run for the Heart in 2019 is a big success of 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 high influence in society. The artists who accompany with 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.

Run For The Heart 2019 exceeded the target goal

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.

Vibrant atmosphere when the race started

Participating artists leading the race

Participants ecstatically run to raise fund for children with heart disease

Participants ecstatically run to raise fund for children with heart disease

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

About Gamuda Land JSC

Established in 1995, Gamuda Land is a real estate corporation under Gamuda Berhad Malaysia. With 20 years of experience developing new urban areas, Gamuda Land has developed a series of projects with a total area of ​​2,500 hectares and a total investment of $ 8.2 billion. Strong financial potential is the key factor that helps Gamuda Land successfully execute large-scale urban projects in international markets. Gamuda Land proudly applies the CONQUAS – Quality Assurance System developed and developed by the Singapore Building and Construction Management Department in its facilities to bring satisfaction to customers.  In Vietnam, Celadon City is the first high-end urban area to apply the CONQUAS quality assessment system. Located on an area of ​​82 hectares in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City, Celadon City is a modern new urban area with 16 hectares of green park. Here, the project provides residents with a comfortable lifestyle with full facilities such as AEON Shopping Center, Celadon Sports & Resort Club, international school, restaurant, café as well as entertainment complex. Residents fully enjoy a dynamic urban life in a healthy community.

About The VinaCapital Foundation

The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) is an American registered 501(c)(3) public charitable organization, registered as a foreign non-governmental organization in Vietnam. Founded in 2006 and underwritten by VinaCapital to realize the firm vision of “going forward and giving back”, VCF aims to empower the children and youth of Vietnam by providing opportunities for growth and improvement through health and education programs. The work of VCF touches the lives of millions in Vietnam’s all 63 provinces every year.

VCF’s grassroots medical programs include Heartbeat Vietnam and Outreach Clinics – designed to locate disadvantaged children with congenital heart defects and other non-communicable diseases in even the remotest areas and provide access to quality healthcare. Medical capacity building programs are partnerships with the Ministry of Health and include Critical Response emergency care – pediatric advanced life support training & emergency equipment, and Survive to Thrive – building capacity for neonatal care. VCF’s education initiative in cooperation with Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, the Brighter Path program, is an empowerment and scholarship program for impoverished but academically talented ethnic minority girls that develops communities and reduces poverty.

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