Run to raise funds for children in Vietnam capital

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The 14th  annual Hanoi Run for Children (HRC) will be held on Sunday in Hanoi to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

Those who want to join the run can register at www.runforchildrenhanoi.org

This year event, set to take place at 9 a.m. at Ciputra Hanoi International City, will feature some new activities including food and beverage concessions from Saint Honoré, Joma Bakery Café, KOTO, Givral Café, The Coffee Inn, Don's Tay Ho and Highlands Coffee with a hundred percent of the profits to be donated to HRC.

There will also be live musical performances by both Vietnamese and foreign singers, a warm up activity by Elite Fitness as well as dance performances by Coca Cola and AIESEC Hanoi. There will also be a raffle with many prizes for participants

Co-organized by the Canadian Embassy, the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO), the Vietnam-Canada Friendship Association (VCFA) and the Canada-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (CanCham), HRC is an annual charity event held in Hanoi since 2000.

Initially part of the Terry Fox Run, the event became the Run for Children in 2009 to better reflect the challenges of disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research

The HRC is all about the community helping children, by funding various life-saving medical procedures including cancer treatment and heart surgery.

Every year, several thousand people gather in Hanoi to run, jog or walk together and help raise funds. HRC is recognized as a popular corporate/family team building activity and a great opportunity to promote corporate social responsibility while raising awareness about healthcare issues in Vietnam.
 
Last year, the activity attracted more than 7,000 participants and raised more than VND1 billion (US$47,400) to assist underprivileged children with cancer and heart disease treatment at the National Hospital of Pediatrics, the Hanoi Heart Hospital and at the Heart Beat Vietnam program, sponsored by VinaCapital Foundation. 

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