RUN WITH & RUN FOR PWD/AOS AT HCMC RUN - THE CITY MARATHON 2017 POWERED BY TAIWAN EXCELLENCE
Let's help “People With Disabilities and survivors of Agent Orange (PWD/AOS)” through the HCMC RUN - The City Marathon 2017 Powered by Taiwan Excellence. You can NOW give them the opportunity to run in the city event by sponsoring them with a 5Km race kit. Also, you can contribute more by donating directly. Join the campaign and run with them!
ABOUT THE ORANGE INITIATIVE (OI)
Today in Viet Nam, an estimated more than six million persons or nearly 8% of the population live with disabilities1 (PWD). Of those a sizable number are Agent Orange survivors (AOS) and their offsprings. During the war, fifty years ago, Viet Nam was sprayed with the toxic herbicide called Agent Orange. As a result, a notable number of children continue to be born today with congenital diseases and their families are at a loss how to deal with their conditions. PWD/AOS are entitled to opportunities to exercise their human rights, among which is taking part in physical activities
This is how Orange Initiative (OI) emerged to incorporate into the annual HCMC-based international marathon a run in which PWD/AOS can participate. The marathon is also an opportunity to encourage event runners to support and donate to help PWD/AOS.
Ms. Takahashi Naoko, the sole women's marathon gold medalist in Asia (Sydney Olympics 2000), will be invited to be the star runner of the marathon in HCMC in January 2018..
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HOW IS YOUR DONATION HELPING?
Proceeds from HCMC RUN - The City Marathon 2017 Powered by Taiwan Excellence will be allocated to people with disabilities/survivors of Agent Orange (PWD/AOS) through two beneficiary organizations Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Association for PWD and Orphans and HCMC Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin