CMC launches a running event to support children with disabilities
The race is also held to celebrate the 29th anniversary of CMC Corporation. The event starts at 00h00 on Friday, 22 April 2022 and ends at 23h59 on Friday, 20 May 2022. Runners run on their own, at any time of the day, and use the app 84 RACE to see their results.
For each kilometer covered by the runners, CMC will donate 1,000 VND to 2,000 VND to the surgery fund of Operation Smile, in order for 29 children to have the opportunity to find their smile. Three days into the race, CMC Speed Up has attracted more than a thousand runners.
CMC Corporation kicks off CMC Speed Up for employees, customers and athletes in the CMC’s Friends Group.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Luu - Head of CMC's Marketing and Communication Department said: "This race is a sports activity that embodies the spirit and culture of CMC people and business. We set the minimum distance to be covered by each runner is 29km as a way to celebrate the Corporation's birthday. More than 4,500 CMC people wearing the same color, sharing the same heartbeat and living positively for themselves will contribute to helping 29 children with disabilities to find their smile."
According to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Luu, the cost of 10 million VND per each operation is not too much for middle-class and well-off families. However, to those in difficult circumstances, it's a fortune. "45 minutes of surgery at the cost of about 10 million VND can give the children a new life, help them to be confident and better integrate to life and contribute to society.
When you run to both improve your health and help those in difficult circumstances, each of your step will be filled with love, and that's how Sports change lives," said Mr. Nguyen Thanh Luu.
For each kilometer covered by the runners, CMC will donate 1,000 VND to 2,000 VND to the surgery fund of Operation Smile, in order for 29 children to have the opportunity to find their smile.
This is the second year in a row that the running event is held by CMC to support Operation Smile. In 2021, i.e. the 28th anniversary of the Corporation, the Inspiring Run CMC 28 event attracted more than 2,000 runners; as a result, fund was raised for 28 children born with cleft lip and cleft palate to undergo surgery.
As a parent whose child was funded by the program, Ms. Xuan Huong (from Ba Dinh, Hanoi) expresses her thank to the doctors, organizations and CMC for giving her child as well as other children a chance to be healed.
"This is a dream come true not only to our child but also to us. After the surgery, my child is less difficult to take care of. He no longer chokes when eating, and his pronunciation is also clearer. I hope there will be more similar programs so that many other children will have the opportunity to change their lives," said Ms. Xuan Huong.
Mr. Ho Thanh Tung, General Director of CMC Corporation, presents 280 to Operation Smile Vietnam in May 2021.
According to Ms. Do Hoai Linh, representative of Operation Smile Vietnam, after nearly a year, 28 children have regained their smile, health and confidence in life. Inspiring Run CMC 28 has brought a new life to those underprivileged children and their families. On behalf of children with congenital cleft palate, Ms. Do Hoai Linh CMC and its partners who have been and always will support activities of Operation Smile Vietnam. This year, Operation Smile Vietnam is pleased to continue to cooperate with CMC to conquer the new goal of 29 Smiles through the 'CMC Speed Up' race that has been jubilantly launched in past few days.
In 2022, CMC Speed Up organizing board expects over 4,000 runners to participate in the event in order to spread the love for sports and health training, as the Covid-19 pandemic is no longer stressful and the new normal life is gradually returning.
In 29 years of establishment and development, CMC has always proved a high sense of responsibility to the community through practical charity activities. CMC determines that its business development will be associated with responsibilities to society and the community, so as to truly contribute to building Vietnam into a powerful country.
For more information about the CMC Speed Up race, see here.