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Women of Hope Fundraising Luncheon 2019

28 Mar


The Women of Hope (WOH) was established in 2014 to recognise Hong Kong’s influential women who tirelessly champion the calls for social justice for women, children and our community, as well as those who astound our city with their ability to create, inspire and offer hope to all, both at home and abroad.

On Friday 17th May, 2019 The Women Of Hope Awards Fundraiser Luncheon will be held at JW Marriott, Admiralty. All proceeds raised from this event will help further the work and reach of the HKAHF’s Cancer Fund, by helping the sick who do not have the financial means and immediate access to high cost treatment (such as PET, CT scans or MRIS and breast screening – mammograms) and also allow them the use of the Adventist Hospital Oncology Centre.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2019

Time: 11am – 2:30pm

Place: JW Marriott Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Price: HK$35,000 / HK$25,000 per table
HK$2,500 per seat

To register and purchase tickets, please follow this link.

Dress Code: Business Attire

About Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation: Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation’s Charity Outreach Programs were set up to support financially disadvantaged patients from around the region. Their mission is to assist and support those people whose quality of life could be dramatically improved by medical treatment, yet lack the financial capacity to even consider seeking proper help. Through the Outreach Programs, they have been able to contribute to the society and have helped to restoring joy and happiness to families that have been plagued by ongoing suffering, pain, and uncertainty.

HKAHF’s Charity Outreach Programs are a multi-faceted care service, providing assistance through financial contributions and is complementary to support the public sector. HKAHF depends on your generous and kind support to extend its life-changing initiatives.

Charity Outreach Programs include:
– Adventist Heart Fund
– Cancer Fund
– Children’s Hearing Fund
– Children’s Medical Fund
– Children’s Orthopaedic Fund
– Eye Fund
– Otological Service Fund
– General Medical Fund
– Medical Fund
– Development Fund
– Healthy Lifestyle Fund

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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.

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

Race with Pink Heels

22 Aug

If you love your heels and can’t live without them, here is a novel way to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and to help raise HK$300,000 to benefit the underprivileged breast & ovarian cancer patients and their families.

The annual Race with Pink Heels will be held on 18 November 2012. Organized by HK Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (“THE REGISTRY”) and managed by Sportsoho, participants will wear a pair of 2 inches high heels and compete for championship at HK-Stanley Market Main Street. Depends on the selected categories, runners are encouraged to wear high heels decorated with pink accessories or simply go pink heels. Categories available include Corporate Team, Men’s and Women’s Pink Races, Wife Carrying and Dog & Buddy Race, so something for everyone. So come out be pink and have some fun! Details on their website.

Participants who successfully registered for the Race on or before 20th September, 2012 can redeem a pair of 2-inches pink high heel shoes. First Come, First Served.

Date: 18 November 2012

Time: 12noon (Registration), 1-5pm (Race)

Location: Stanley Market (Stanley Main Street)

About the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry: Established in 2007, Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (hereinafter called “The Registry“) is a non-government charity organization dedicated to support the high risk breast cancer programme (HRBCP) in providing free access of genetic screening and consultation for the underprivileged, high-risk breast cancer patients and their families. The aim of The Registry is to advance and standardize clinical care for the high risk breast cancer group, in particular of the younger pre-menopausal age group, by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counseling and supportive care services in Hong Kong.