UNICEF Charity Run 2012

4 Aug

Attention all runners. The UNICEF Charity Run 2012 will take place on 25 November 2012. Now in it’s 7th year, the UNICEF Charity Run 2012, co-organised by Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) and Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, is not only the flagship annual fundraising event for UNICEF HK, but also the second largest distance running event in Hong Kong.

Different categories including half marathon, 10km, 3km fun run, 3km family run, and 3km leadership challenge are available, something for everyone, even novice runners.

Date: 25 November 2012

Time: Various, depending on the run that you choose

Location: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Sunny Bay

Deadline for Entry: 19 October 2012

Why UNICEF is doing this:
It is estimated that more than 1,000 babies continue to be born with HIV every day. The moment of a pregnant woman receive antenatal care is usually the moment she finds out she’s HIV-positive. If they can be diagnosed earlier and thus receive proper treatments, an HIV-positive mother can give birth to an HIV-free baby.

This year, UNICEF Charity Run is expected to raise over $9 million to support UNICEF’s HIV/AIDS prevention works and achieve Zero HIV/AIDS transmission from mothers to children in UNICEF’s Global Campaign. With the support of over 45,000 runners and donors’ generous contributions since 2006, the UNICEF Charity Run has raised more than HK$36.5 million for supporting UNICEF’s HIV/AIDS prevention works in over 150 countries and the Sichuan Rebuild Program.

Your participation will save the innocent children from HIV/AIDS.

UNICEF, United Nation’s Children’s Fund, is the world’s leading UN organization working specifically for children. Since their establishment in 1946, they have been working with other UN agencies, governments and NGOs to ensure children’s rights in survival, development, protection and participation. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 for its efforts and contributions to children worldwide. UNICEF is now working in over 150 countries, areas and territories to provide emergency relief and run long-term development programmes such as health, education and child protection. Over 86% of UNICEF staff work in the field and more than 90% donations are spent in UNICEF‘s field programmes. UNICEF receives no funding from the United Nations, and relies on people like you to help build a world fit for children.


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