Time: 7:00 AM, 6th December 2015
Venue: Reunification Park Hanoi
Such humanitarian program receives a lot of attention and optimistically there will be more meaningful events like this.
We are honored to sponsor a charity program like this one. It is an opportunity for us to help the children in need and also to promote a more approachable and friendlier image to Vietnamse people.
Following the Vietnamese tradition of " 'Whole leaves wrap torn leaves" , the organizations of such assistance programs for the disadvantaged is essential and highly commendable. Hopefully more programs like this will be organized to provide better support for those in need.
Hanoi Run For Children
The Hanoi Run for Children (HRC) was established in 2000 formerly known as the Terry Fox Run Hanoi (2000-2008). It has been organizing by the Embassy of Canada to Vietnam in Hanoi, the Vietnam-Canada Friendship Association (VCFA), the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations (HAUFO) and several other organizations. HRC attracted more than 70,000 participants and raised more than VND 8 billion to assist underprivileged children with cancer and heart disease treatment.
Last year, HRC attracted more than 7,000 participants and raised more than VND 1 billion to assist underprivileged children with cancer and heart disease treatment at the National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi Heart Hospital and in the Heart Beat Vietnam program of VinaCapital Foundation (www.vinacapitalfoundation.org).
HRC 2015 will be held on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at Reunification Park in the Central Business District of Hanoi. The Organizing Board and media are going to broadcast the Run for Children widely right before, during and after the event. All proceeds will be used to fund programs for sick children from poor families at the Hanoi Heart Hospital, the National Hospital of Pediatrics and Heart Beat Vietnam. Funds are raised from participants’ cash donations, the sale of t-shirts and food, and corporate sponsorship.
The organisers would like to invite all Vietnamese and international communities, schools, organisations, companies to take part in and to support this meaningful event, as well as to join forces in the fight against fatal diseases.
This is not a race. You can run or walk for as long as you want. No roller blades or bicycles please.
Contact the organizers for team/group participation. Individuals can register on the Run day.
The organisers will provide water and coffee free of charge.
Embassy of Canada
Tel.: +84 (4) 3734 5000
Vietnam - Canada Friendship Association
Tel.: +84 (4) 3734 5000
Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations
Tel.: +84 4 38.256.159
Tel: (08) 5416 6888
Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 3826 6919