PSNews - The Hanoi Run for Children 2019 is planned to take place on December 8 with an aim to raise funds for poor children suffering from cancer and heart disease.
The annual event will be co-hosted by the Vietnam – Canada Friendship Association (VCFA), the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations and the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam, heard a press conference in Hanoi on November 18.
|Delegates at the press conference in Hanoi on November 18.
According to VCFA General Secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Giang, the Hanoi Run for Children 2019 will kick off at 7am at the main gate of Thong Nhat Park on December 8 with an aims to raise fund for not only children in Hanoi but also their disadvantaged fellows across the country.
She added that the event is a people-to-people exchange activity that can make effective contributions to promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Vietnam and those of other countries, and with Canadians in particular.
All the donations will be spent on supporting disadvantaged children with cancer and congenital heart diseases at the Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, the Hanoi Heart Hospital, and the Heartbeat Vietnam of VinaCapital Foundation.
|The Hanoi Run for Children 2019 is planned to take place on December 8.
By Thien Minh
"Health is a human right, according to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Canada believes as a global community we must always be committed to supportng the health and well-being of every individual around the world," said Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deborah Paul said.
"The Hanoi Run for Children represents how we both as the international and local communities can come together to work toward our common goal," she added.
A shirt selling campaign will be held seven days before the event. For each shirt sold at 100,000 VND, buyers will contribute 50,000 VND to young patients. Formerly known as Terry Fox Run launched in 2000, the Run raises about 1 billion VND (43,400 USD) every year.