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Charity fun run to help children heart defects

Update: October, 18/2013 - 11:10

HA NOI (VNS) — A public sporting event to include walking and running courses in the Ha Noi suburban area of Hoa Lac will be held this Saturday to raise money for a programme which secures financial and medical assistance for children with serious heart defects.

The event, Running Hearts Ha Noi, which is co-organised by East Meets West (EMW) and the Ha Noi Hash House Harriers, will donate 25 per cent of participants ticket fees to EMW's Operation Healthy Heart programme.

According to the Ministry of Health, between 8,000-10,000 children in Viet Nam are born with congenital heart defects every year. Only 5,000 of them have operations. The remainder have to wait, with most dying before receiving operations. — VNS

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