Lawrence S. Ting 2017 charity walk slated for next week
The Saigon Times Daily
Phu My Hung Corp. will host the 12th Lawrence S. Ting 2017 charity walk at The Crescent in HCMC’s District 7 on January 7.
At a press conference held on December 29 in HCMC to announce the event, the organizer announced a donation of nearly VND3 billion from benefactors and businesses to support foundations for the poor in districts 7 and 8 and Nha Be and Binh Chanh districts to welcome the Lunar New Year 2017, and to assist a charity foundation of the HCMC Television and a foundation to nurture sport talents of the HCMC Department of Culture and Sports.
The walk is expected to draw over 15,000 people.
The Lawrence S. Ting charity walk has been annually held by Phu My Hung Corp. and authorities of districts 7, 8 and Nha Be and Binh Chanh districts since 2006. After 11 years, the program has raised around VND23 billion to contribute to the social welfare programs and to help people in need in the localities.
Participants in the walk who help donate a minimum of VND100,000 will receive free T-shirts and lucky draw tickets to win some interesting prizes being household items like TV sets and microwave stoves.