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January 15 2019

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Join hands to bring "spring" to the poor

The 15th Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk was organized by Lawrence S. Ting Foundation, in corporation with Phu My Hung Corporation and People's Committee of District 7, District 8, Nha Be District and Binh Chanh District on January 18, 2020, in Phu My Hung, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. The program is expected to attract nearly 12,000 participants, mobilize around 3.2 billion VND fund-raised, and will be broadcasted live on HTV7 and HTV Sports channels of Ho Chi Minh City Television.

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Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk contains the message "Footsteps of sharing" towards the spirit of sport for "health" and "sharing". ". All the funds raised from this event will be used to support poor families in District 7, District 8, Nha Be District, Binh Chanh District, and donated to HTV’s Fund of the Kind Hearts, Fund for sports talent of HCMC Department of Culture and Sports. The Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk Program has become a traditional activity of Lawrence S. Ting Foundation in corporation with Phu My Hung Corporation, contributing to spread the voluntary philanthropic spirit among the civilized urban area - the humane community.

Spreading the voluntary philanthropic spirit

During the 15-year journey, the program has been supported by individuals, businesses, and local authorities, and attracted more than 214,000 participants, raised more than 35.1 billion VND. With many years of experiences in coordinating the program, Mr. Tran Bao Danh - expert from Department of Culture and Information, Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City shared: “In the past 15 years, I realize that Lawrence S. Ting Foundation and Phu My Hung Corporation have become more and more innovating in organizing activities as well as mobilizing donations, attracting many participants. The program not only brings practical value but also provides conditions to help many local poor households overcome poverty”.

Participants of this Charity Walk felt very excited as they were having the chance to do physical exercise while helping disadvantaged families to have a better chance to celebrate Tet. Mr. Nguyen Anh Hao - Head of Drivers, Mai Linh Taxi Corporation - Ho Chi Minh City expressed: “I am very happy to participate in the Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk Program. Contributing a little effort but helping those who have difficult conditions, which is a good thing to do. Each year, under Mai Linh Corporation’s facilitation, my colleagues and I are willing to participate”.

The program continues to receive contributions from the following units: Phu My Hung Corporation, Tan Thuan Co., Ltd, Sino - Pacific Construction Consultants Co., Ltd., Saigon South International School, Taxi Mai Linh, Vinataxi, Lock & Lock, CarePlus International Clinic System, etc. along with participation from many individuals involved.

“As a provider of health care, CarePlus is always aware of its responsibility to patients and the community. CarePlus is very pleased to have accompanied and supported the medical work for the program for many years. In particular, the program has become a periodic cultural activity of the company, a bridge to create the cohesion between employees and the community and contribute practically to the social security work for the community," shared representative of CarePlus International Clinic System.

Million footsteps contribute "spring" to the poor

Thanks to the spirit of sharing from the community for the past 15 years, the Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk has contributed to social security, supporting the poor in the localities through practical activities, such as Providing Tet gifts to the poor; Capital support; Building gratitude houses and houses of love; repairing leaking houses; raising the floor, etc.  At the same time, the program also donates a part of the charity money to support HTV’s Fund of the Kind Hearts and Fund for sports talent of HCMC Department of Culture and Sports.

With support from the program, many families have overcome poverty and achieve a more stable life. When visiting to Nguyen Lan Dai's family, who used to be a poor household in Tan Kien commune, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, she shared: “In 2016, my family received a loan of VND 15 million. As a result, I had money to open a grocery store at home and my husband had more funds to develop the scaffolding rental business. Now, my family has overcome poverty, we can afford to let my eldest son to go to college, and the younger one to go to junior high school;  and our life is better than before ”.

 

Receiving from society, giving back to society.