Goodman Group along with its Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run sponsors, raised over HK$1 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation at the seventh annual Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run on 25 March 2018. The run took place at its flagship property in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong with the funds raised to support a major three-year eye healthcare project being undertaken by The Fred Hollows Foundation in Huanxian County in Gansu Province in Western China.
Over 400 runners gathered with cheering friends, families and colleagues at Goodman Interlink, Goodman’s landmark warehouse and distribution development in Tsing Yi, to race in teams up the mile of the property’s 15-floor cargo ramp. This year also saw solo participants take part in a new four-mile“Magic Mile Challenge”race format, involving a demanding four laps of the property’s multi-story ramp, with the fastest runner in this race recording an impressive time of 25 minutes and 35 seconds.
We thank you for the generosity and hard work of all our sponsors and runners are a cornerstone of the event’s success.
“We are delighted with the extraordinary generosity shown by the participants and are incredibly grateful to Goodman for hosting this exciting event in support of our Huanxian project. This substantial donation will go a long way to reach our goal of providing eye health screenings for over 80,000 senior aged people, eye health screenings for over 50,000 students, cataract surgeries for over 600 people and ophthalmotogy services for over 30,000 patients in Huanxian County.” Michael Allen, Head of International Partnerships & Business Development at The Fred Hollows Foundation.
In 2015, The Fred Hollows Foundation is forging a new path in Asia, with Goodman as the Founding Partner of The Fred Hollows Foundation Hong Kong.
Established in 1992, The Fred Hollows Foundation is a leading Australian-based NGO, inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993).
Fred was an eye doctor, renowned surgeon and social justice activist. Fred was committed to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and delivering sight-saving programs in developing countries to end avoidable blindness. The Foundation continues to keep Fred’s dream alive by expanding on the work he began in Eritrea, Vietnam and Australia. The Fred Hollows Foundation now works in over 25 countries across Asia and Africa, where they have restored sight to over two million people.
Goodman is supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation Hong Kong by offering practical assistance with the provision of office space for its team of four, here in our very own office at Three Pacific Place. From here they will launch their regional office in Hong Kong and will lead their advocacy and fundraising efforts to support urgent program work in the Greater China and Asia region – where 31% of the world’s blind live - 20% in China.
We hope to be involved with their efforts as they look to expand their work through Greater China.
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