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Run for the Heart raises VND 2.7 billion for 97 heart surgeries

November 12, 2019 | 10:00

The Run for the Heart has been successfully organized on November 10 at Hanoi’s Yen So Park, recorded more than 9,000 participants, collected VND 2.7 billion (USD 116.416) which equals to the operation cost for 97 kids with heart defects.

Run for the Heart raises VND 2.7 billion for 97 heart surgeries

At the event. Photo: Gamuda Land

"While we are here in this nice atmosphere of Yen So Park, there are thousands of poor kids with heart defects who are in search of donation to give them a hope for a better life. We may have helped nearly 900 kids so far and I think we should double our effort so that we can help more of these kids. There is no nobler act than to help children especially those with heart defects," shared Anthony Tan - General Director of Gamuda Land Vietnam in the keynote speech.

Within the agenda of the event, Board of Organizers also honor and tribute the Main sponsor - Phuc Hung Holdings Construction JSC; Diamond sponsor - CENLAND & VILAI VIET and other gold & silver sponsors.

The event also received the support, contribution & presence many famous celebreties including MC Phan Anh, MC Le Anh, MC My Van, MC My Lan, MC Minh Ha, Singer Duy Khoa, Writer Trang Ha, Manh Khang, Writer Hoang Anh Tu and many other well-known faces.

Run for the Heart is a “Run for charity” event held annually to raise funds for the poor children that are in need to receive heart surgeries across Vietnam. This event is organized by Gamuda Land Vietnam in collaboration with Vincapital Foundation's Heartbeat Vietnam.

Founded in 2006, The VinaCapital Foundation (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 of Vietnamese in 63 provinces every year.

Heartbeat Vietnam, a programme of VCF, has provided heart operations since 2006 for children across Vietnam, as well as helping to improve cardiac and pediatric care in Vietnam via a telemedicine training series, equipment donations, and support for province-level pediatric outreach centers./.