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Orbis Moonwalkers 2017

27 Sep


Walking in the dark is no longer dull and dreary! So come along to the Moonwalkers night walkathon and join others in conquering darkness and enlightening the world and at the same time raise funds for Orbis!


Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017

Time: Overnight from 9:00pm Saturday (December 2) to 07:00am the next morning

Route: Mong Kok Fa Hui Park to Sai Kung Pier 20km on pavement

Dress Code: To match with the theme, participants are encouraged to dress up in black and white stripes.

Blindfold Experience: Participants will blindfold and complete a 10-minute walk at designated location

Moonwalkers App: To unlock secret codes that will allow you to complete missions and escape from darkness to receive an e-certificate

Shuttle Bus Service: 1:00am –7:00am on Sunday December 3, 2017 from Sai Kung Pier to Kwun Tong MTR Station

Price:
Individual Minimum Sponsorship – $780
Team – 8 members or above Minimum Sponsorship – HK$ 750 per member
Corporate – 10 members or above Minimum Sponsorship – HK$ 850 per member

To register, please follow this link

Enrollment Deadline: 5:00pm Tuesday 24 October 2017

About Orbis:
Orbis1ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.

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Orbis Walk for Sight 2017

1 Feb

orbisThe World Health Organization estimates that there are currently some 285,000,000 visually impaired people worldwide. If this figure represented a national population, it would be the fourth most populous country in the world today! In attempting to overcome such a huge challenge, Orbis is continually striving to enhance their sight-saving capabilities.

To keep Orbis’s newly refurbished Flying Eye Hospital flying high and delivering the sight of hope in remote corners of the world, you are warmly invited to join Walk for Sight 2017! In doing so, you will play a small but vitally important part in energizing Orbis’ sight-saving power and enabling them to create a brighter future for every visually impaired citizen of the world’s Nation of the Blind.

The 2017 walkathon will kick off at 9:30am on Sunday March 26 at Tai Tam Country Park. In addition to a choice of family-friendly 6-kms or experienced 10kms walks, Orbis will be making your day away from Hong Kong’s hustle and bustle doubly memorable with a fun-packed post-walk carnival. A range of kids-friendly activities, including game booths, DIY workshops and stage performance will be organized at the Hong Kong International School.

Please put your best feet forward and help their latest Angel with Wings to fly even further in its mission to eliminate the Nation of the Blind!

Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017

Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Place: The walk will begin and end at the Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam Country Park

Price:
Individual category – Minimum sponsorship HK$500
Family category – Minimum sponsorship HK$1,200 for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old plus HK$500 for each extra adult or child
Team category – 10 members or above; minimum sponsorship HK$450 per member

Route Options: 6km for families & 10 km for keen walkers

Post-walk fun: Enjoy a sandwich box, stage performance and game booths and much more. *A kid certificate will be granted to participants aged under 12 or below and have completed the walk.

Enquiry: 2595 0263

Deadline for application: Thursday, 23 February 2017
To register please visit their website.

About Orbis:
Orbis1ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.

Orbis GREAT ETHIOPIAN RUN 2014

28 Jun

orbisAttention runners! Looking for a challenge? Get ready for an adventure! Orbis Hong Kong invites runners to compete in the 2014 Great Ethiopian Run on 23rd November in the world’s third highest capital, Addis Ababa. Running 10 km at 10,000 feet above sea level, participants will help save the sight of Ethiopians at immediate risk from blindness due to trachoma.

An estimated 21 million Ethiopians, primarily women and children, suffer from trachoma, a highly infectious eye disease that is easily spread between infected and healthy eyes by flies, fingers or clothing. The infection thrives in areas where people have limited access to clean water and basic health care. Treatment with antibiotics or through increased environmental and lifestyle changes costs very little but contributes immeasurably to alleviating the epidemic and creating hope for a productive future.

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Date: 21st to 25th November 2014

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Travel costs: HK$25,000 (including event entry fee, visa application, round-trip economy class flight tickets, accommodation shared in twin room, local transportation, a fee for tour guide and dinners)

** Please note that the followings are not included in the package:
• All lunches
• Drinks
• Any additional cultural events with communities
• Photography costs
• Single room is subject to availability and additional cost based on quotation
• Additional visa fee may incur if you are holding a passport of nationality other than HKSAR

Fundraising target:
In addition to the travel costs, participants are required to raise at least HK$15,000 for Orbis. You can make use of the online fundraising platform at Orbis’s homepage: http://www.orbis.org/pages/create-an-online-fundraising-page-hk1 to share their initiatives and fundraising efforts with friends and relatives. The money will be used to support Orbis’s sight-saving projects conducted in Ethiopia. (Participants are required to make up the balance if the fundraising target cannot be met.)

Payment schedule:
Travel costs (HK$25,000): – HK$2,500 upon registration
– HK$22,500 by 31st August 2014
Donations (HK$15,000): – by 31st October 2014

About Orbis:
Orbis1ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.

Orbis Hong Kong Walk for Sight 2013

13 Jan

walk for sight2013 will be the fourteenth successive year that ORBIS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have joined forces to raise funds for ORBIS’ sight-saving work in China by hosting Walk for Sight. Committed to giving back to the communities of which it is a part, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has helped raise around HK$27 million for establishing eye-care centers and implementing training and sight saving programs since becoming the Walk’s title sponsor in 2000. By joining them, you will help ensure a brighter future for countless thousands of China’s preventably blind.

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2013

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location: The walk will begin and end at the Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam Country Park

Shuttle Service: Free round trip shuttle buses will operate from Central Pier No.8 (to Hunghom) starting from 8:00 am to 8:45 am

Route Options: 6 km for families, 10 km for keen walkers and 14 km for adventurous walkers

Top Fundraising Award: Two-night holiday in Beijing, including accommodation sponsored by The Peninsula Beijing plus two return tickets sponsored by HealthyD.com. You can make use of our email template of “invite friends to sponsor” via email & Facebook for inviting your friends to make sponsorship. It offers you an outstanding opportunity to raise the maximum online sponsorship amount. (Please submit all donations by 12 March 2013 for enrolling this award.)

Most Participants Award: The team with the most participants will be awarded a trophy.

Deadline for Enrollment: 5 p.m. Wednesday, 20 February 2013
If applications are oversubscribed before this deadline, ORBIS will stop accepting applications without further notice. For full details please visit their website

About Orbis:
ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.

Orbis Hong Kong Walk for Sight 2012

21 Jan

2012 will be the thirteenth successive year that ORBIS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have joined forces to raise funds for ORBIS‘ sight-saving work in China by hosting Walk for Sight. Committed to giving back to the communities of which it is a part, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has helped raise around HK$24 million since becoming the Walk’s title sponsor in 2000. By joining, you will help ensure a brighter future for countless thousands of China’s preventably blind.

Date: March 11, 2012 Sunday

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location: The walk will begin and end at the Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam Country Park

Shuttle Service: Free round trip shuttle buses will operate from Central Pier No.8 (to Hunghom) starting from 8:00 am to 8:45 am

Route Options: 6 km for families, 10 km for keen walkers and 14 km for adventurous walkers

Top Fundraising Award: Two-night holiday in Bangkok, including accommodation sponsored by The Peninsula Bangkok plus two return tickets sponsored by HealthyD.com.

Most Participants Award: The team with the most participants will be awarded a trophy.

About Orbis:
ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.

Illusion x Vision – A Photography Exhibition by ORBIS on World Sight Day 2011

9 Oct

Organised by the World Health Organization, World Sight Day (WSD) aims at raising awareness of the importance of eye care. To support WSD this year, ORBIS will organize this inaugural WSD photography exhibition. Aside from featuring the work of ORBIS throughout the years around the globe, the exhibition is cordially invited several well-known local opinion formers including Dr. Lee Lok-sze, Alan Chan, Stanley Wong (anothermountainman), Almond Chu and Tse Chi-tak, generously to display their distinctive “visionary eyes” picture stories. The ultimate aim is to boost awareness of the need for quality eye care in Hong Kong and across the world’s neediest countries. Support ORBIS and their work by visiting this exhibit.

Date: 13-19 October

Time: 8am-11pm

Location: 3/F, Jockey Club Atrium, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai

About Orbis:
ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.