UNICEF – Run for Zero HIV/AIDS

12 Aug

It is estimated that more than 900 babies are born with HIV every day, implying that in every 1.6 minute, a new-born infant is infected by the virus. However, if a mother is diagnosed in time as infected with HIV, and receives the right life-saving healthcare services and medical treatments, we unicefcan almost certainly ensure that her baby will be born free of the virus. UNICEF has adopted a new “one-pill daily” treatment regimen for all pregnant and breastfeeding women and children three years of age and over. The new treatment regimen simplifies the procedures of treatment, prevents transmission of HIV to babies.

The UNICEF Charity Run 2013 will be held on 24th November 2013 (Sunday). With the overwhelming and promising support from the public, UNICEF Hong Kong is expecting 14,000 participants and to raise over HK$10 million to support UNICEF‘s “Unite for children.Unite against AIDS” Global Campaign to combat mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS and to achieve a “Zero AIDS Generation”.

unicef charity runRaces include 3km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run, 10km Run and Half Marathon, covering scenic spots including the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Inspiration Lake, costal area alongside Airport Express station and Sunny Bay. The Half Marathon and 10km routes are verified by the Association of International Marathons & Distance Races (AIMS) and Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA). Moreover, in response to the enthusiastic feedback from the public, a new race 5km Fun Run has been added and a fresh route is adopted for 3km Fun Run.

Date: 24 November 2013 (Sunday)

Location: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Race: 3km Fun Run (New race course), 5km Fun Run (New race), 10km Run and Half Marathon

Registration for runners is now open.

Enrollment deadline: 18 October 2013 (Friday) Space is limited. Enrollment is based on first come first served basis.

For enrollment information, please visit their website.

Founded in 1946, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leading United Nations organisation working specifically for children, with the mandate and influence to transform their lives. The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), one of the 36 National Committees, was founded in 1986 to raise funds to support UNICEF’s work worldwide and to promote, advocate for child rights in Hong Kong. They believe their work is not completed until all champion for child rights to achieve four Zero Sufferings for children.
ZERO Mortality ⇔ Right to Survival
Every child has the right to enjoy food, clean water, health services and a standard of living, etc. adequate for survival

ZERO Underdevelopment ⇔ Right to Development

Every child has the right to education, leisure, participation in cultural activities and understanding their basic rights, etc.

ZERO Abuse ⇔ Right to Protection
Every child has the right to special protection in situations of armed conflict or conflict with the law, and should be protected from any forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation

ZERO Isolation ⇔ Right to Participation
Every child has the right to freedom of expression; social, economic, cultural and religion activities; association and peaceful assembly; information from diverse sources


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