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 a charity-run program organized by Gamuda Land and Heartbeat Vietnam annually to raise funds for poor children nationwide to receive heart surgeries. 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. The main charity-run event also has huge support from the community with an average of 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 made a remark at the Press conference
Run For The Heart the 7th 2019 has got a very positive and potential beginning so far with significant support from the community. It shows that the program has gained strong favor and enthusiastic support from the community through the results it has brought. Run For The Heart not only gets massive participation from citizens but also has the companions of many celebrities who have high influence in society. The artists who accompany 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 the press conference and expressed their excitement for joining hands to spread this program broadly to the 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 Run For The Heart 2019
Actor and model Kim Lý at the Press Conference
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, 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.
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. To this principle, Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) is always an essential part of Gamuda Land’s 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 hands with the community for the greater development of Run For The Heart, in order to raise the lives of unlucky children”.
Mr. Angus Liew, Deputy General Director of Gamuda Land HCMC made 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 move 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 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 to their health and condition, from 30 to 120 km in 21 days, as well as join 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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