HONG KONG, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Goodman Group and its partner sponsors are greatly contributing to reducing blindness in rural China by raising over HK$1.27 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation at the 8th Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run held on March 24.
More than 650 participants took part in a variety of races up the 15-floor cargo ramp at the flagship Goodman Interlink building, a 24-storey cargo ramp warehouse in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong. This year’s event was the biggest ever with the number of participants up 60% on last year.
All proceeds from the event are being used to support a major eye health care project in Huanxian County in China’s Gansu Province. The project provides eye health screening for over 80,000 senior aged people and 50,000 students, cataract surgery for over 600 people and ophthalmology services for over 30,000 patients.
Kristoffer Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Greater China said, "Partnering with The Fred Hollows Foundation on our Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run is important to Goodman.The event embodies Goodman’s mission to provide great space, and make great things possible for everyone who works with us. Growing every year, the Magic Mile event helps make a difference to the lives of people who need it most, and through The Fred Hollows Foundation, helps empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to give thousands of people in Huanxian County a fresh start in life."
He added, "We are very grateful to all the sponsors, partners and runners for taking part and making this such a great event. A special mention to CBRE and ING, two of our corporate partners who have been major sponsors since it began in 2011, as well as JLL, BIMCAP and SYW & Associates."
Laura Lee, Chief Representative, Hong Kong and ASEAN for The Fred Hollows Foundation, said, "We are very grateful to Goodman and today’s participants for their incredible generosity. The Foundation believes four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be. Our Gansu project supported by Goodman and the Magic Mile will ensure that everyone has access to quality and affordable eye care, making a real difference to the lives of more than 350,000 people."
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About The Goodman Foundation
The Goodman Foundation aims to improve the quality of life, standard of living and health of people across the communities where Goodman operates. Its focus is on social change and improving the lives of those less privileged in our community by providing practical assistance by way of capital expenditure for equipment, funding of programmes and projects, warehousing or office space or the expertise of our people. Many of our community partners, in addition to receiving a Foundation grant, benefit from fundraising and volunteer support from Goodman staff in our good+heart programme along with regular payroll donations through the Goodman good+deeds workplace giving programme.
The Goodman Foundation is represented across Australia, New Zealand, mainland China/Hong Kong, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Poland. Expansion of the Foundation is continuing across Europe, Japan and USA.
The Goodman Foundation has a comprehensive strategy encompassing contributions to the community through the distribution of cash, volunteering, workplace giving and in-kind programmes with long-term (3+years) partnerships developed with charitable organisations underway in all Goodman locations. Through our strategic partnerships with charities, the Goodman Foundation is Building+Communities and making a meaningful difference to the lives of disadvantaged people and vulnerable communities.
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About The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation is focused on ending avoidable blindness caused by cataracts, trachoma and diabetes. It helps people to help themselves by building capacity at all levels – from village health centres to regional hospitals and national ophthalmological networks. The Foundation trains local doctors and health workers, builds and upgrades facilities and provides equipment to achieve long-term and sustainable eye health care.
For more information, please visit www.hollows.org
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