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The Charity Run Program “Run For The Heart” Comes Back To Ho Chi Minh City On November 24th 2019

Gamuda Land JSC. (“Gamuda Land”)  and Heartbeat Vietnam project under VinaCapital Foundation (“VCF”) have announced the main charity run events of Run For The Heart the 7th 2019 will take place on Nov 10th at  Gamuda City, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi and on Nov 24th at Celadon City, Tan Phu District, HCMC. Both projects are developed by Gamuda Land.  

Many corporates and celebrities join the Press conference to introduce Run For The Heart 2019

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. 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. The main charity run event also has huge support from the community with an average 10,000 – 15,000 people joining each year, including thousands of students, workers as well as many families in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO of The VinaCapital Foundation making a remark at the Press conference

Run For The Heart the 7th 2019 has got a very positive and potential beginning so far by significant support from the community. It shows that the program has gained strong favor and enthusiastic support from the community by the results it has brought. Run For The Heart not only gets massive participation of citizens but also have the companions of many celebrities who have high influence in society. The artists who accompany with Run For The Heart 2019 such as singer Hà Nhi, composer Dương Khắc Linh, singer Trọng Hiếu, singer  ST Sơn Thạch, actor Kim Lý, MC Vĩnh Phú, singer Y Kroc, model Hải Đăng, etc. presented at press conference and  expressed their excitement for joining hands to spread this program broadly to community.

 

Celebrities joining the Press Conference to support the charity event

Singer Hà Nhi Idol performed the song Run For The Heart, the theme song of the charity run first introduced at the Press Conference

Singer Trọng Hiếu Idol accompanying with Run For The Heart 2019

Actor and model Kim Lý at the Press Conference

Composer Dương Khắc Linh writes the song for Run For The Heart 2019

Singer ST Sơn Thạch sharing at the Press conference

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.

 Representatives of Gamuda Land HCMC and sponsors taking a photo with Minh Tài, a boy saved by the fund raised from Run For The Heart 2018

Giving a speech at the conference, Mr. Angus Liew, Deputy General Director of Gamuda Land (HCMC) shared: “To care for people and communities is one of Gamuda Land’s core values. A truly town-maker always prioritize the sustainable development of communities to provide the best living quality. By this principle, Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) is always an essential part of Gamuda Land operation. Run For The Heart is one of our most remarkable and persistent activities to support miserable children with a better future. Gamuda Land will keep on our effort and endurance to join hand with the community for the greater development of Run For The Heart, in order to raise the lives for unlucky children”.

Mr. Angus Liew, Deputy General Director of Gamuda Land HCMC making a remark at the conference

Mr. Don Lam, Chairman of VCF, expressed: “We very much appreciate the persistent collaboration of Gamuda Land from 2013 until now, which helps Heartbeat Vietnam moving closer to the goal of discarding congenital heart disease out of most difficult issues of healthcare for poor children. Run For The Heart is the biggest social project which  VCF co-organizes, I believe that the meaningful and humane message from this event will spread out widely to the public.”

In order to bring Run For The Heart 2019 closer to the public in other provinces, organizers had collaborated with Vietrace 365 website to organized successfully the  Run For The Heart online (https://vietrace365.vn/cac-giai-chay/race-detail/chay_vi_trai_tim), which got totally 1,500 registration equivalent to 200 million VND donation. The participant could choose the distance appropriate with their health and condition, from 30 to 120 km in 21 days, as well as joined in group and friends to raise a good trend of practicing.

Besides these, the program cannot happen without the contribution of kind-hearted sponsors, the corporation including: Ricons, Hòa Bình, Couple TX, Á Châu International School, Fecon South, CBM, Sunlight VN, Mita Door, Ưu Việt, Phục Hưng Holdings, Hafele VN, Assa Abloy VN, Tâm Đức Heart hospital, Victoria hospital, Water i-on Life… Thanks to their kind hearts, the program can be maintained and developed larger every year.

 

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