DONATE AND RUN
We will open up the additional slots for charity. All registration fee will be donated directly to Ho Chi Minh City Marathon powered by Taiwan Excellence 's charity organizations. In return for your fundraising, you'll receive a guaranteed race place.
Dream Big With The Orange Initiative
Ho Chi Minh City Marathon powered by Taiwan Excellence 2019 is the road of dreams; it encourages people to be ambitious and to conquer more and at the same time it behaves as a bridge which connects with disable people.
According to the 2009 census, there are 6 million people with disabilities around the country who feel pain every day. Out of this number, a significant percentage comes from the Agent Orange survivor's. Inspired by a humanitarian desire to raise the public awareness of this disease, the Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation (HPDF) is collaborating for the second year with Pulse Active in order to implement the Orange Initiative.
In the last edition of Ho Chi Minh City Marathon powered by Taiwan Excellence, we witnessed extraordinary efforts from this groups of disabled people who strived and fought to reach the finish line. Despite their challenging conditions, they broke their limits, keep on pursuing their dreams and they made it happen. This year, Ho Chi Minh City Marathon powered by Taiwan Excellence 2019 and the Orange Initiative are calling out for support from the marathon community, to help to make the orange dream come true.
ABOUT THE ORANGE INITIATIVE (OI)
Today in Viet Nam, an estimated more than six million persons or nearly 8% of the population live with disabilities (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 Ho Chi Minh City -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.
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HOW IS YOUR DONATION HELPING?
Proceeds from Ho Chi Minh City Marathon powered by Taiwan Excellence 2019 will be allocated to people with disabilities/survivors of Agent Orange (PWD/AOS) through two beneficiary organizations Ho Chi Minh City (Ho Chi Minh City ) Association for PWD and Orphans and Ho Chi Minh City Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin