Archive | October, 2015

Musica Senza Confini for MSF

29 Oct

msf posterOpera Prima Society of Hong Kong (香港美樂歌劇社) is a newly established non-profit making organization aiming at presenting and organizing opera, musical, vocal, choral, and instrumental music fundraising events in generating donations in support of humanitarian groups globally.

On 18 November, Opera Prima will launch their very first fundraising event, a concert benefiting Doctors Without Borders (MSF). So come join them for an evening of music and help raise funds for a very good cause.

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Time: 8pm

Location: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Cost: $1,000, $300, $100
Tickets can be purchased at URBTIX

About MSF: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Hong Kong was established in 1994, and is now one of the 24 associations of the international movement. MSF has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Guangzhou, and are extending their work to some of the countries in southeast Asia. Because of the generosity of public support, the funds raised in Hong Kong and the region are an important support to their global relief work. The large majority of the money comes from individuals.

MSF organises a variety of public events and experience sharings, and facilitate media interviews to raise awareness of humanitarian crises.

MSF recruits field workers from Hong Kong and the region for their missions and provide professional training. They also support MSF field missions in the region, as well as responding to emergencies.

Library builder’s monument of books

21 Oct

Here is an article on BBC about John Wood, founder of Room to Read that I would like to share. Volunteering and doing something good starts with a simple idea. This is the story of his.

a night for nepalYou can meet John Wood in person at A Night for Nepal on 27 October. For more information about this fundraising event for Room to Read, please follow this link.

Michaelmas Fair 2015

18 Oct

michaelmas fair poster 2aSt. John’s Cathedral has held its annual Fun Fair for local charities every year since 1946. Set up in the grounds of the Cathedral under brightly coloured awnings, the fair offers marching bands, games, book and clothing stalls, food and much more. Great place to stock up on Christmas cards. Don’t forget the raffle with sumptuous prizes.

Proceeds benefit various charities supported by St. John’s.

Date: Saturday, 31 October 2015

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Central

The 5th Race with Pink Heels

11 Oct

heelsYou into heels? How about Pink ones? How about running in Pink Heels?

pink heelsRace with Pink Heels is an annual charitable event organized by Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. It aims to promote knowledge and risk awareness of hereditary breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by BRCA gene mutation, and also to raise fund for supporting the underserved high-risk families by undergoing BRCA testing and genetic counseling services in the community.

slide_4Participants are required to wear a pair of heels, 2-inch or below, with pink ornaments. The race course is 100 meters long at Stanley Main Street. There are 3 Race categories: Individual Challenge, Quadrathlon Team Race and Fun Race. “The Champion Award” is awarded for each game. For raising public awareness of hereditary breast cancer, all participants are welcome to put on pink accessories as support to the event. “The Best Costume Award” & “Top Fundraiser Award” is available for contending.

Date: Sunday, 22 November 2015

Time: 12 6pm

Location: Stanley Main Street, Hong Kong

For more information about the race, entry requirements and prizes awarded please follow this link to their website

hbcf_logoAbout the Organisers: Established in 2007, Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry is the only and first-ever charitable organization dedicated to help the high-risk families who have hereditary risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer due to BRCA gene mutations. They also aim to advance and standardize clinical care by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counseling and supportive care services in reducing the incidence of hereditary cancers in Chinese population.

The Registry now has the largest database and biobank of hereditary breast cancers specimens in Chinese which would facilitate better understanding research of the disease locally and worldwide. THE REGISTRY has raised funds for financing the underserved high-risk families in the community to undergo genetic testing and counseling and has benefited over 1,000 families up to now.