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Fitness challenge to help needy people in the north

Update: November, 30/2018 - 21:00
Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in collaboration with Decathlon Vietnam and UP BEAT techno-start-up yesterday launched an event called “#500Pushups challenge – Unfold Energy, Unfold Love”. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) in collaboration with Decathlon Vietnam  and UP BEAT techno-startup company yesterday launched an event called  “#500Pushups challenge – Unfold Energy, Unfold  Love”.

The challenge is a pushup event for everybody. All competitors are welcome to sign up and join in the event at any time or place. Registration times are unlimited; and competitors’ results are all shown on the Up Beat application. The Pushup Challenge Event will start from 12am on December 1, 2018 to 11.59pm December 24, 2018.

Every 500-pushup is recorded on the Up Beat system programme, and Decathlon Vietnam will give away winter garments to the VNRC for a every successful participant. These garments will be delivered to needy people living in Cao Bằng, Bắc Kạn, Sơn La, Lai Châu and Yên Bái provinces.

VNRC representative Lương Hồng Thúy said the event was a part of the VNRC’s Tết (Lunar New Year festival) programme, which  will provide 1.5 million gift packages to the poor and Agent Orange victims.

Decathlon expects to give 5,000 winter garments away to needy people who are living in difficult circumstances in northern mountainous provinces. The event expects to attract over 10,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 35 who share a passion for sport and fitness. It is not only a charity event but also an act to help make people aware of their healthcare and to strengthen relationships.

Download the Up Beat app to your smart phone; sign into Up Beat through your Facebook or Gmail account; choose Join In “#500Pushups challenge – Unfold Energy, Unfold Love”; and record pushup performance and upload to Up Beat. — VNS


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