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Volunteer for Make-A-Wish Hong Kong’s Trees Of Hope 2018 Charity Sales Counter

26 Oct


With the continuous support and sponsorship from The Peninsula Hong Kong, Trees of Hope, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong‘s annual Christmas fundraising event will be held from 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2018. People who purchase ornaments at Make-A-Wish Hong Kong counter can make a wish by hanging it on the Christmas tree as a blessing to children with critical illnesses.

Your contribution, effort and kindness will help make more wishes come true. Please join Make-A-Wish Hong Kong this Christmas to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions! Your support is essential to their success. Program details are as below:

Volunteer :
Date: 1 December 2018 (Sat) to 31 December 2018 (Sat) (*Partial availability will be considered)
Location: Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 09:45am – 08:15pm (3 sessions per day)
1st session: (AM) 09:45am – 01:30pm
2nd session: (PM) 01:15pm – 05:00pm
3rd session: (Evening) 04:45pm – 08:15pm

Target: Age 16-75,fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin or English

Duties:
.Assist in charity sales
.Stock management
.Introduce our organization whenever possible

Enrollment: Please click here to apply and fill the online application form.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Katy/Hilda at 3101 2831 or email at wish@makeawish.org.hk

Remarks:
★ Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian
★ Individual volunteer need to participate in at least 2 sessions
★ Max. number of volunteers for each session: 2

Part-Time Staff :
Date: 1 December 2018 (Sat) to 31 December 2018 (Sat) (*Partial availability will be considered)
Location: Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 09:45am – 08:15pm
Quota: max. 1/each day
Salary: HK$45/hour
Duties:
.Manage daily operation of the counter and stock management
.Introduce our organization whenever possible
.Volunteer management
.Applicants who speak fluent Cantonese and English are welcomed
.Applicants with relevant sales experience are welcomed

Enrollment: Please click here to fill in the online application form

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Katy/Hilda at 3101 2831 or email at wish@makeawish.org.hk

About Make-A-Wish Hong Kong : Make-A-Wish Hong Kong was founded in 1989. They registered as a charity in Hong Kong in 1998 (registration number: 91/5366) and now, at their 20th anniversary, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong has granted nearly 2,000 wishes to children with critical illness aged between 3 and 17, in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Headquartered in the United States, Make-A-Wish is the world’s largest wish-granting organization and have 41 affiliates serving over 50 countries and territories. Collectively they have realized 450,000 children’s wishes worldwide since 1980.

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Pink Disco – Bollywood Dance for Breast Cancer

10 Oct


Come join the PINK DISCO on Saturday 13th October to support the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Hong Kong, a Bollywood dance workshop has been organized to raise awareness, funds, and contribute what we can towards the cure of this disease. Early detection saves lives, so let’s dance against breast cancer, together!

The dance class will be led by Hanisha Gianani and Yuvraj Parwal, and 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

Organised by: Roshini Mehta and Bharisha Mirpuri

About the instructors:
Hanisha is a Bollywood dance choreographer, YouTuber and founder of Ek 2 Three – a dance company that creates fun, sparkling dances inspired by Bollywood cinema. Check out her YouTube channel here:www.youtube.com/c/hanishagianani

Yuvraj is a Bollywood dancer and choreographer who has worked and performed alongside several professional artists. In 2017, he won the Hong Kong spotlight edition of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.

About Breast Cancer Awareness month:
October is globally known as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, or the PINK month. It’s a worldwide annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast health awareness, education and research against breast cancer. Although breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, 86% of breast cancer cases are curable if detected early enough.

Breast Cancer in Hong Kong:
* Breast cancer has become the most common cancer affecting women in HK since 1993
* Female breast cancer cases diagnosed in Hong Kong has tripled from 1152 in 1993 to 3900 in 2015
* On average, about 10 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day
* The median age of breast cancer patients was 56 in HK, compared with 62 in US, 60 in Australia
* Lifetime breast cancer risk for females is 1 in every 16. In 2015, 55% of women diagnosed with breast cancer were ages 40-59. The older the age, the greater the risk.
* Young people are not immune from the disease. The youngest case reported was below 20 years old
Source: The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

Date: Saturday 13 October 2018

Time: 5-7pm

Place: Steam Studio & Cafe, Sheung Wan

Price: $200 per person – 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the HK Breast Cancer Foundation
For more information and to buy tickets, please follow this link to Eventbrite

Dress code: PINK of course, and comfortable shoes/trainers are advised

Official hashtag: #pinkdisco2018

About Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation: The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) was set up on 8 March 2005, as a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to mitigating the threat of breast cancer to the local community through education, patient support and research & advocacy. The HKBCF is operated by Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation Limited.

Mission:
* Promote public awareness of breast cancer and the importance of breast health
* Support breast cancer patients on their road to recovery
* Advocate better breast cancer care in Hong Kong

Run PinkRun.HK & promote breast cancer awareness

2 Oct

PinkRun.HK (formerly known as Pink Heels Race) is an annual charitable event organized by Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (named as ‘The Registry’ in the below) 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.

Pink 5K Run has been held for the third year already, the route of Pink 5K Run is with narrow steps, uphills and downhills path, and even stairs; symbolizes the path face by the cancer patients and their families is also full of difficulties and challenges. However, such tough and painful route could be overcome with the support of the community.

Pink Family 1K Run is a newly-added race event in 2018, through this fun-filled parent-kid running activity, aiming to enhance knowledge and arouse the awareness of hereditary breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by BRCA gene mutation in families; also to inject some positive energy to the patients and their family members.

Pink Heels Race is one of the iconic races of The Registry. Apart from those typical OL always in high heels joining this race, there were even muscular men showing their elegant side, and also the happy & sweet family team. All of them enjoyed the race a lot and had lots of fun!

Date: 11 November 2018

Time:
Pink Family 1K Run 10:00am – 10:30am
Pink 5K Run 10:30am – 11:30am
Pink Heels Race 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Charity Booths 11:30am – 4:00pm

Place: Stanley Main Street
For more information on race requirements, routes, enrollment fees etc. please follow this link.

For enquiries please email enquiry@pinkrun.hk or call (852) 3155 6500 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00)

About Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry: 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 2,000 families up to now.

Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong

29 Jul

make a wish 2
Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 39 international affiliates. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish Foundation International has collectively realized more than 350,000 wishes worldwide.

make-a-wish-350x233Make-A-Wish® began in the USA in 1980, aiming at the granting wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich their lives with hope, strength, and joy after the fulfillment of the first wish. At that time, a 7-year-old American boy, Christopher Greicius, afflicted with leukemia wished that he could become a policeman. As a result of several caring individuals, the officers of the Public Security Department of the State of Arizona helped make his wish come true on 29 April 1980. The little boy was given his very own police uniform and badge and got to ride in the police car, as well as circle around the town in a helicopter.

Those who helped make the boy’s wish come true hoped that other children with serious illnesses could also experience the same kind of happiness of having a wish come true. And so they set up Make-A-Wish®. Their convictions in helping the seriously ill feel better, gradually gained positive feedback from other countries around the world. Since 1998, Make-A-Wish Foundation International has dedicated April 29 as the “World Wish Day”.

make a wish hkMake-A-Wish® Hong Kong was founded under the administration of Keswick Foundation. In 1998 they registered as a non-profit charity organization in Hong Kong and became a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation International, which has its headquarters in USA.

To date Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong has granted more than 1,630 wishes

Their Mission: To grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy

What you can do to help
Volunteers are the backbone of Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong’s mission. By volunteering with Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong, you will be able to contribute your valuable time, talent and expertise to bring unforgettable moments of joy to children. Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong believes it will also provide you with a heartwarming and rewarding experience.

Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong provides a variety of opportunities for volunteers to contribute their time and special talents and help make wishes come true. They are looking for volunteers in a variety of areas including:
make a wish* Visiting Wish Children
* Granting Wishes
* Organizing Celebration Parties
* Assisting Their Events
* Fundraising
* Providing Clerical Support

For more information, please visit their website.

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.

World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong

11 Feb

WCRF HKWorld Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong is a unique charity dedicated to the prevention of cancer through the promotion of healthy diet and nutrition, physical activity and weight management. WCRF HK is committed to providing cancer research and education programmes which expand understanding of the importance of food and lifestyle choices in the cancer process. WCRF HK’s unique strength lies in the World Cancer Research Fund global network, an international alliance of national member charities backed by cancer, nutrition and lifestyle experts from around the world.

WCRF HK  guidelines-circlesWCRF HK’s work in Hong Kong began in 2002 when they set up their local office and began working with the Department of Health to produce a series of cancer prevention publications to benefit the general public of Hong Kong. WCRF HK was invited to join the Department of Health’s Cancer Expert Working Group (CEWG) in 2003 and has contributed expertise on cancer prevention and helped the government formulate guidelines on cancer prevention for public health in Hong Kong since then. WCRF HK’s Recommendations for Cancer Prevention were largely endorsed in the Report of the CEWG published in 2005. The CEWG is currently reviewing and updating the guidelines for cancer prevention.

wcrf hk 3Their Mission: A goal of WCRF HK is to inform and educate men, women and children on the prevention of disease and the importance of healthy diets and lifestyles, especially in view of Asia’s dramatically changing food pattern in recent years and the lessons learned from SARS. Since 2002, WCRF HK has been actively working with the HK Department of Health and the local health community to promote their cancer prevention message through different education materials, seminars, campaigns and programmes. While WCRF HK continues to fund local scientific research looking into the relationship between food, nutrition and cancer, they also update local health professionals with the latest global scientific evidence on the role of diet and lifestyle in cancer prevention.

Volunteering: Become a Friend of WCRF HK by joining them as a volunteer! By volunteering for WCRF HK, you will be helping in the fight to prevent cancer here in Hong Kong and worldwide. Voluntary support enables WCRF HK to keep costs down, and hence allows them to spread them cancer prevention message further than would otherwise be possible.

Volunteer opportunities include:
– Fundraising events e.g. Beat the Banana! Charity Run
– Distributing promotional materials
– Office administration work
For further information please visit their website

8th “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run 2013

20 Jan

beat the bananaIf the thought of running after fruits brings a smile to your face, then this fundraising event is for you. Welcome to “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run a signature event held annually by World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (WCRF HK). The Run sees participants chase a life-sized banana with the aim of beating it across the finish line. The aim is the event helps promote the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet in reducing the risk of cancer in a fun and light-hearted way.
The 8th “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run will take place on Sunday, 17 March 2013 along the Tsimshatsui East Promenade.

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2013

Location: Tsimshatsui East Promenade

Category: 6km Elite Race (from 8am), 3km Fun Run (from 9am), WCRF HK-Wellcome 1km Kids Banana Run (from 10am)

Participating Classes: Individual (Adults, Kids/Students), Team (Family and Friends, Corporation, Schools)

Route:
WCRF HK-Wellcome 1km Kids Banana Run: HK Cultural Centre > Avenue of Stars > InterContinental Hong Kong > Back to HK Cultural Centre
3km Fun Run: HK Cultural Centre > Avenue of Stars > Tsimshatsui East Promenade > International Mail Centre > Back to HK Cultural Centre
6km Elite Race: A circular route twice the above 3km route

beat_the_bananaPlaces: Places are limited and on a first-come, first served basis

Registration Deadline: 31 January 2013 (Early Bird) / 3 March 2013 (Deadline)

So come out and have some fun!

About World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong
WCRF HK is part of a global network of cancer charities dedicated to funding research and education that focus on the prevention of cancer through healthy food and nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

WCRF HK is a unique charity dedicated to the prevention of cancer through the promotion of healthy diet and nutrition, physical activity and weight management. WCRF HK is committed to providing cancer research and education programmes which expand our understanding of the importance of our food and lifestyle choices in the cancer process. Our unique strength lies in the World Cancer Research Fund global network, an international alliance of national member charities backed by cancer, nutrition and lifestyle experts from around the world.

Volunteering: Become a Friend of WCRF HK by joining as a volunteer! By volunteering for WCRF HK, you will be helping in the fight to prevent cancer here in Hong Kong and worldwide. Voluntary support enables WCRF HK to keep costs down, and hence allows them to spread their cancer prevention message further than would otherwise be possible.
Why volunteer for WCRF HK? You could:
– Meet new people
– Gain practical experience
– Develop skills
– Enhance your CV
– Be active in the community
– Give something back
– Gain confidence
– Have fun!

What can I help with? Here are a few ideas:
– Fundraising events e.g. Beat the Banana! Charity Run
– Distributing promotional materials
– Office administration work
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please visit their website