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January 15 2019

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 The 15th Lawrence S. Ting Charity Walk was organized by our foundation, in corporation with Phu My Hung Corporation and the People's Committee of District 7, District 8, Nha Be District and Binh Chanh District on January 18, 2020 in Phu My Hung in Ho Chi Minh City. This activity is expected to attract nearly 12,000 participants, mobilize around VND 3.2 billion 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 sporting spirit of "health" and "sharing". All the fund raised from this event will be used to support disadvantaged 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.

Spreading the voluntary philanthropic spirit

During the 15-year journey, this activity has been supported by individuals, businesses and local authorities and attracted more than 214,000 participants, raised more than VND 35.1 billion. With many years of experiences in coordinating the program, Mr. Tran Bao Danh - expert from Department of Culture and Information in Nha Be District in 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 disadvantaged 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 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. Contributing a little effort but helping those who have difficult conditions is a good thing to do. Each year, under Mai Linh Corporation’s facilitation, my colleagues and I are willing to participate.”

The activity 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, Locl & Lock, CarePlus International Clinic System, etc. along with participations from many individuals.

“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 by representative of CarePlus International Clinic System.

Millions of footstep contribute "spring" to the disadvantaged

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 disadvantaged in the localities through practical activities, such as: Proving Tet gifts to the disadvantaged; 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 activity, many families have overcome poverty and achieved a more stable life. When visiting Nguyen Lan Dai, used to be a disadvantaged household in Tan Kien commune in Binh Chanh District in 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 fund to develop the scaffolding rental business. Now, my family has overcome poverty, we can afford to let my eldest son 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.