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Annual run raises funds for kids with cancer, heart disease

Update: November, 03/2014 - 08:50

The annual Ha Noi Run for Children (HRC) on November 9 will begin at the main gate of the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park on Tran Nhan Tong Street, and go around Thien Quang Lake. — Photo vatgia

HA NOI (VNS) — Thousands of Hanoians are expected to participate in a run that will raise funds for underprivileged children with cancer and heart diseases.

The annual Ha Noi Run for Children (HRC) on November 9 will begin at the main gate of the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park on Tran Nhan Tong Street, and go around Thien Quang Lake.

Launched by the Embassy of Canada and other agencies, the HRC fundraising event is now considered a fall tradition in the capital city that draws both expatriates and Vietnamese citizens. The event helps raise about US$500,000 each year.

"People's support and participation contributes to the assurance of a stronger and healthier future generation for Viet Nam. Every child in this country deserves to be strong and healthy, and together we can make that happen." said Canadian Ambassador David Devine.

"Many international friends who live, work in Ha Noi regularly participate in the event with the desire to help underprivileged children with cancer and heart diseases," said Nguyen Thi Thu Giang, secretary general of the Viet Nam-Canada Friendship Association.

This year, the HRC will be held under the patronage of actress Le Khanh and singer Thai Thuy Linh. T-shirts, pop-up food and beverage concessions will be available. All profits will be donated. — VNS

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