【Press Release 2019.08.20】
Fitness with Impact: Riding Challenge @Office
Innovative Fundraising Initiative to Help the Blind
To raise further awareness on the report from the World Health Organization, the lack of physical activities is one of the top ten risk factors for death in the world. By improving working group’s health and wellbeing, HelpMeSee Hong Kong is introducing the [Fitness with Impact] Charity Campaign series, and the [Riding Challenge @Office] serves the pilot round in combining three core elements: "Fitness", "Charity" plus "Office" to promote fitness and philanthropic culture at office. Participating companies’ employees can team up to achieve riding targets at office environment by converting every riding mile into monetary donation, thus helping the blind see! [Riding Challenge @Office] press conference was held today (August 20) at R One Space, Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay.
Kicking off with the campaign slogan “Right to Bright: Let’s Ride for a Brighter Sight!”, MC Vivek Mahbubani made a special housewarming with the hot picks of office wellbeing. Three Campaign Ambassadors, Mr. On Chan of pop music group C AllStar, Mr. Marco Kwok, 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Champion (Rainbow Jersey) and Ms. Angie P., wellness & fitness trainer were invited to share their fitness and charity experiences. The ambassadors activated the Campaign by accepting the riding challenge on stage and encouraged corporations to join the good cause to help millions of blinds in the underserved communities around the world.
(Campaign Ambassadors accepted riding challenge on stage (left to right): Mr. Marco Kwok, Mr. On Chan @C Allstar, & Ms. Angie. P )
(Campaign Ambassador On Chan encouraged corporations to join the Riding Challenge @Office campaign to promote office wellbeing)
Ms. Kelly Tong, Director of Fundraising & Development of HelpMeSee, expressed that the [Riding Challenge @Office] is HelpMeSee Hong Kong’s first fundraising campaign, bringing charity experiences into office as comprehensive one-stop charity solution to engage employees at office space while fostering collaborative efforts between employers and employees. Mr. Dick Lo, certified optometrist conducted an interactive eye test and shared health tips to all attending guests.
Mr. Wong Tin-chee, founder of Herbalgy Pharmaceutical Limited cum renowned Chinese Medical Practitioner, presented the cheque donation to HelpMeSee as the first participating corporation to join the challenge. Additionally, HelpMeSee acknowledged Campaign Strategic Partners: DreaMapper and Bravera, Supporting Organizations: Ericnoah Workshop, E Workshop and RIL CREED. Special thank was delivered to R One Space as venue sponsorship for today’s press conference.
(Left to right: Mr. Wong Tin-chee, Mr. Vincent Law, Ms.Kelly Tong)
HelpMeSee is a US-based, international nonprofit organisation making great strides every year toward our goal of eliminating cataract-caused vision loss and blindness. More than 100 million people suffer from cataracts,20 million bilaterally blind, 90 percent of them living in the developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America where we work -- countries where there may be just one ophthalmologist per million residents, or none. At present, HelpMeSee is well on our way to introducing the leading edge, virtual-reality surgery simulator to train 30,000 cataract specialists, while simultaneously reducing the risks of surgery, and providing access to sight-saving cataract surgeries at a most affordable cost.
More information on Riding Challenge @Office Campaign, please visit: https://helpmesee.org.hk/en/press_releases/detail/156
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Ms. Kelly Tong
Director of Fundraising & Development, HelpMeSee Hong Kong
Direct Line：（852）3792 0773