Run for the Heart 2018 at Celadon City to welcome more than 10,000 runners
Ho Chi Minh City, November 21 2018 – Gamuda Land JSC collaborates with Heartbeat Vietnam, a program under The VinaCapital Foundation to host the 6th Run for the Hearts charity event to raise fund for life-saving heart surgeries for disadvantaged children. Run For The Hearts is also part of Gamuda Land’s committment to build a healthy community through promoting health awareness, physical exercises and contribution to society. This year’s event, held on Sunday December 16th 2018 at Celadon City, expects to attract more than 10,000 participants, hoping to fundraise the amount up to 4 billion.
According to the Vietnam Ministry of Health, on average there will be one baby with congenital heart defects in 100 new-borns, equivalent to 16,000 new cases per year. Many of these children die while waiting for help. A surgery ranges from 1,500 USD to 7,000 USD and the average is 3,600 USD which is unaffordable for poor families.
Understanding importance of timely treatments for children with congenital heart defects, since 2013, Gamuda Land has been continously 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.
“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of Gamuda Land’s core strategy,” said Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon, General Director of Gamuda Land HCMC. “Sharing the suistainability with the community and improving the living standard for people are among out priorities and responsibilities as as a responsible urban builder. Therefore, Running for Heart is always one of the most prominent and sustainable CSR activities. Gamuda Land believes that children are the future of our country, as we give them a bright future, and we’re provide it for everyone. ”
Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon, General Director of Gamuda Land HCMC delivers a speech in the press conference
Mr. Don Lam, the VinaCapital Foundation Chairman, expresses his faith in the event: “We deeply appreciate Gamuda Land’s commitment to philanthropy and their trust in VCF to use the fund raised from Run for the Heart to provide heart surgeries fro children. 710 young lives have been saved since 2013 thanks to their efforts.
I believe Run for the Heart 2018 will attract more participants than previous years to help promote humanitarian values to the Vietnamese business community and society. ”
This year, with the positive message of “Connecting hearts – Reaching life” Gamuda Land believes Run for the Heart will spread the philanthropy spirit. The event also aims to create a sharing community of Gamuda residences as part of a modern urban of Ho Chi Minh city. Run for the Heart is honored to have the support from many artists such as singer My Linh- the event’s ambassador, Ha Nhi idol – the media representative, Singer Y Kroc, MC Vinh Phu, actress Viet Trang, actor Kim Ly, MC Hong Phu, Miss Phan Ngoc Diem, MC Quynh Chi and many more.
Singer Ha Nhi performs a touching song at the press conference
Mr. Rad Kivette and Mr. Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon give presents to the celebrities coming to the press conference: Singer Ha Nhi, Miss Tourism Phan Ngoc Diem, Singer Y Kroc, Actress Việt Trang
Besides, Run for the Heart has received donations from corporations including VinaCapital, Hoa Binh Construction Corporation, Asian International School, Joint Stock Company Construction Materials (CBM), FECON SOUTH Joint Stock Company, Phuc Hung Holding Construction Joint Stock Company… etc.
Mr. Rad Kivette and Mr. Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon and the main sponsors