The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) will be hosting an educational charity walk to help disabled children. In addition to the walk, there will be information booths to raise awareness on challenges that disabled children encounter, and how SRDC help them to address these challenges. Funds raised will go towards medical services supported by the SRDC.
The walk around Cyberport is a leisurely and scenic route.
Route: Cyberport Road > Sha Wan Drive > Sandy Bay Road > Victoria Road > Cyberport Road > The Arcade, Cyberport
Distance and Duration: About 6.4 km, about 2 – 3 hours with a carnival to follow
Date: 20th September, 2015
Time: Registration 9:00am, Start 10:00am
Location: Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport
Cost: A minimum donation of $200 is required to participate
Deadline for registration: 11 September 2015
For more information and to register, please follow this link to the SDRC website
About The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children : The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) was established in 1953, with the mission to provide medical, surgical, rehabilitation and educational services to disabled children in Hong Kong. The Society, using funds generated by the generosity of the community, established a convalescent home in Sandy Bay in 1955 for children stricken with skeletal tuberculosis. The home initially had only 50 beds but was subsequently expanded in stages to become the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (DKCH) in 1968 and was in the frontline fighting against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and spinal deformities. The Hospital subsequently became internationally recognized for this work and remains a training center for surgeons and health workers from around the world.
The Society was responsible for the running cost of the Home and Hospital and ran the institutions on a day-to-day basis until 1991 when the Hong Kong Hospital Authority took over management of all public hospitals in Hong Kong. Despite the change in management, the Society still has a significant influence in the running of the Hospital and has continued to support the Hospital with specific needs or in emerging areas of child health that are not readily available in the public health care system. They have also expanded into other areas of medical social concerns that fulfill the mission of the Society.
Currently, the Society is supporting the following programmes:
– equipment purchase or upgrade at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
– the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe
– Doctor Fellowship Program – Overseas Orthopaedic Surgeons
– China Patient Project
– Implant Sponsorship
– Others, e.g. clinical research at HKU