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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.

World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run

16 Feb


If you have ever wanted to run after a fruit, this is the event for you. “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run is a signature event held annually by World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (WCRF HK). Chase the life-sized banana with the aim of beating it across the finish line. 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 7th “Beat the Banana!” Charity Run will take place on Sunday, 4 March 2012 along the Tsimshatsui East Promenade. WCRF HK is very pleased to have the support of Wellcome as the event sponsor, joining us in spreading the message of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for better health and cancer prevention.

Date: Sunday, 4 March 2012

Location: Tsimshatsui East Promenade

Category: 3km Fun Run (from 9am)/ 6km Elite Race (from 8am)

Participating Classes: Individual / Family / Friends / Corporation / School

Route:
3km Fun Run: HK Cultural Centre > Avenue of Stars > Tsimshatsui East Promenade > International Mail Centre > Back to HK Cultural Centre
6km Elite Race: A cycle route twice of the above 3km route

Places: 1,000 runners (Places are limited and on a first-come, first served basis)

Registration Deadline: Monday, 20 February 2012
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

PINK WALK Against Breast Cancer 2011

28 Aug


According to the Susan G Koman for the Cure website, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Nearly 1.4 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide in 2008 (most recent data available).

Seven years ago the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation launched the Pink Walk Against Breast Cancer. With two walk options a 1-1.5 hour 3.5km walk around the Peak suitable for all the family and a longer 2-2.5 hour 7km walk along part of the popular Hong Kong Trail with scenic views of Central, Sheung Wan and Pokfulam for the more energetic, different categories from individual to small team and different awards to challenge including the Best Dressed Pink Award, there is something for everyone. Funds raised will support their work in breast health education, patient support services, local breast cancer research and advocacy. Whether you are doing it on your own or as a group, join now, get out into the fresh air, get some exercise and have some fun for a good cause.

Date: Sunday, 9 October

Assembly Time: 9am

Location: Peak Garden, The Peak

Enrollment Deadline: 30 September

To enroll and for further details, please visit the Pink Walk Against Breast Cancer website.

About Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation was set up on 8 March 2005, as a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to eliminating the threat of breast cancer to the local community through education, support and research & advocacy.