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10,000 runners to race for children with heart diseases

About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the 2019 Run for the Heart race, an annual event to support disadvantaged children with congenital heart diseases.

The event, scheduled to take place in Hanoi on November 10 and in HCM City on November 24, aims to raise funds that could save the lives of 180 young patients.

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The poster designed for the road race in HCM City.

In addition to the road races, an online page has been launched as part of the fundraiser, attracting over 1,500 people and donations worth more than 200 million VND (8,602 USD) to date.

Further information can be found at: www.chayvitraitim.gamudaland.com.vn

The event – an initiative of Heartbeat Vietnam, VinaCapital Foundation’s health care programme – has been held six times, raising more than 23 billion VND (1 million USD) and helping 900 children nationwide receive free heart surgery.

It attracts an average of 10,000 to 15,000 participants every year.

According to a research conducted by VinaCapital Foundation, about 16,000 Vietnamese babies are born with congenital heart defects every year, of which 7,500 cases need medical intervention. The operations cost from 50 to 250 million VND.

The heart of a health station head
(BGO) - For a long time, people in Tan Tien commune, Bac Giang city (Bac Giang province) have known doctor Do Tien Khanh (born in1966 - photo) as not only a health station chief who has good professional skills and wholeheartedly works for the health of local people but also a person actively participating in humanitarian activities.
 
3,200 children provided free congenital heart defect screening under “Heart for Kids” program
(BGO)- Bac Giang Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital, Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics, the Vietnam Heart Fund of the Vietnam Television and the Military Industry - Telecommunications Group (Viettel) jointly held the voluntary program themed “Heart for Kids”, a free congenital heart defect screening programme for children under 16.
 
Bac Giang Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital successfully performs surgery on 169 cases of congenital heart defects
(BGO) - Open and closed heart operation techniques were successfully transferred to the Bac Giang Obstetrics and Paediatrics Hospital in April 2015.  Over the past over 4 years, the hospital’s doctors have successfully performed surgery on 169 children diagnosed with ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus.
 
Spreading the "White Blouse – Red Heart" movement
(BGO) - In critical situations, many doctors and nurses at hospitals in Bac Giang province are willing to donate blood to help patients overcome the "a close brush with death" condition, contributing to building the image of "doctors like gentle mothers".
 
Heartbeat Vietnam funds heart operations for 7,000 children
Heartbeat Vietnam, VinaCapital Foundation’s health care programme, has funded 7,000 life-saving heart operations for disadvantaged children with congenital heart defects in Vietnam after 12 years of operation.
 

Source: VNA

10,000 runners, children with heart diseases, Run for the Heart race, annual event, congenital heart diseases
 
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