|Volunteers make sunflowers at Sunflower Charity Day last year. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The 10th Sunflower Charity Day hosted by Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper will take place in HCM City and Hà Nội on November 26.
The annual event commemorates the death of Lê Thanh Thúy, a high school girl famous for her long fight against bone cancer before she died on November 2, 2007, as well as the establishment of the newspaper’s “Thúy’s Dream Foundation” to support children with cancer.
The event features many activities such as blood donations, an exhibition to auction paintings by child patients, a flea market, traditional games, and music and dance performances among others.
On the sidelines of the event, a marathon will be held on November 25 at Đầm Sen Amusement Park in HCM City’s District 11 to raise funds for child cancer patients.
Marathon participants can have free access to the park, with tickets available at the park and Tuổi Trẻ’s office in District 11.
Local medical firm ECO Pharma JSC commits a donation of VNĐ50,000 per person taking part in the marathon and VNĐ30,000 for each sunflower painting and posted on Facebook with hashtag #ngayhoihoahuongduonglan10 and #10namuocmocuathuy.
At the gala night of the event, the organisers will award 150 scholarships to children who have recovered from cancer and a thousand gifts to child patients, and recognise the contributions of donors and volunteers over the last 10 years organising the event. — VNS