Run for the Heart is coming back in 2017
In order to bring a bright smile and a better future for children born with a heart defect all over Viet Nam, the annual charity event “Run for The Hearts” – a joint effort of Heartbeat Vietnam and Gamuda Land Joint Stock Corp Company will come back with a message “Hearts to hearts, Raise the Life”. The program will take place at 6:00 AM on Sunday morning, 12th November 2017 in Son Ky ward, Tan Phu district, Ho Chi Minh city. More than 15.000 people will participate in this event to help impoverished children. All of the proceeds will be transferred to Heartbeat Vietnam.
Connecting the heartbeat, raising the hope for future generations
Over 12.000 children are born with congenital heart defects every year in Vietnam. Among them, up to 6.000 babies have to wait, and eventually, pass away before diagnosis. Doctors always recommend that these children should undergo surgery and treatment in their early childhoods. However, the surgery cost ranges from 54.000.000 VND to 190.000.000 VND, which is unaffordable for many families.
Every parent´s wish is to see their children grow up healthy, go to school and play with their friends; however, poor families with children with CHD normally give up or desperately wait for a miracle. Fortunately, their hopes about a new future for their children are lightened up thanks to the annual charity event “Run for the Hearts”
After 4 years, “Run for The Hearts” has attracted over 48.000 individuals, raised nearly 10,6 billion VND, and saved 438 little hearts. In 2016 only, this program attracted nearly 20.000 participants in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and raised up to 5.8 billion VND. All of the proceeds were transferred to pay for children’s surgeries. Continuing this success, Gamuda Land hopes that the 5th “Run for the Hearts” will receive more positive responses from the community
“Run for the Hearts 2017” attempts to have 15.000 runners joining together to raise funds for 120 impoverished children suffering from congenital hearts defects. Each participant, who donate a minimum of 100.000 VND, will bring about wonderful recoveries to hundreds of unfortunate little hearts as well as lighten the hopes of a better future to them.
Once again we would like to give a special thanks to our generous sponsors An Cường, CBM, Hòa Bình, Phước Thành, Fecon South, The Asian International School, Tupperware, LeNom, Tham & Wong, Nippon Paint, VinaCapital Corporation, among others.
We are also delighted to have the support from Heartbeat Vietnam´s Ambassador Ms. Ngô Thanh Vân, Actress Hồng Ánh, MC Hồng Phúc, Singer Nathan Lee, Singer Thảo Trang, Supermodel Phương Mai, Actor Trần Bảo Sơn, Singer Hồ Trung Dũng, Miss Aodai Vietnam Lan Khuê, Actor Kim Lý, Rapper Đinh Tiến Đạt, Diễm My 9X, Phương Vy Idol and the thousands of participants.
Actress Ngo Thanh Van, Ambassador of Heartbeat Vietnam, shares: “Run for The Heart is truly a meaningful program that helps impoverished children with congenital heart defects to have a chance to go to school, integrate with the society, and make their dream come true. I am so happy to expand this program’s humane message to more and more people and call for their participation with Gamuda Land to save poor children all over the nation”.
Together to revive the unfortunate little hearts
For the purpose of bringing healthier hearts to children, “Run for The Hearts” has connected a wide community to join in an effort to raise up “the green sprouts” of the country. This is the value that Gamuda Land is fostering besides another one which is to create an excellent living condition for Vietnamese.
Mr. Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon – CEO of Gamuda Land says: “Social responsibility is an integral part of Gamuda Land’s business. We respect activities for the community and environmental protection. “Run for The Hearts” is one of the most essential projects that we want to develop for years in order to improve the quality of life and create the sustainable values for the community. We believe that children are the future generation, therefore, we have to take care and protect them. We want to bring them a better life, which means a better future for everyone”.
Mr. Rad Kivette – Director of Development and Government Relations of the VinaCapital Foundation asserts that: “We are very excited about “Run for The Hearts 2017” at Celadon City. This year, we hope that the more people take part in, the more impoverished children will be saved. There will be no more sad stories about children who cannot undergo treatment early”. The “Run for the Hearts” emphasize a humane meaning which is to bring a chance of survive to thousands of children with congenital heart defects. Besides, it raises public awareness about a healthy lifestyle.