The 2013 Hanoi Run for Children, which took place at the South Thang Long urban area (Ciputra Hanoi) in Tay Ho district, on November 17, raised nearly 1.5 million VND (70,000 USD) to help underprivileged children.

All the money will be donated to children with heart diseases and cancer.

This year’s run drew over 3,000 residents of the capital.

A similar event will also be held in HCM City’s Crescent Area in Phu My Hung Urban Area in District 7 on November 24.

Organised by the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam, the Vietnam-Canada Friendship Association (VCFA), and the Canadian Business Association, the event marked the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Establish in 2000 (formerly known as the Terry Fox Run Hanoi before a change of format in 2009), the event is recognised as a popular corporate/family team building activity that promotes social responsibility while raising awareness about healthcare issues in Vietnam.

The 2012 event was attended nearly 7,000 people and raised 1.2 billion VND, which was used to treat poor children at the Hospital of Pediatrics, the Hanoi Heart Hospital and the Heart Beat Vietnam Programme.-VNA