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Join a walk for a good cause

On the second Sunday of December this year, head out to Tai Tam Country Park to join the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Stride for a Cure fundraising walk. It’s the perfect opportunity to do something positive for our community while having a fun and energetic day in nature.

The fun-filled event includes the walkathon itself plus a wide range of entertainment and games for the whole family. Activities include a picnic lunch on the green lawn, face painting, a bouncy castle, game booths, stage performers, and a lucky draw.

The popular fundraiser is limited to 2,500 participants only, and involvement is on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now at cancer-fund.org/sfc.

Hong Kong Cancer Fund walk

Reasons for joining the fun

In Hong Kong, there are more than 31,000 new cancer diagnoses a year. Sadly, cancer cases in our city are on the rise. With advances in treatment, Hong Kong Cancer Fund is one step closer to improving the lives of people touched by cancer. Your support will help create a healthier community free from cancer.

The Hong Kong Cancer Fund aims to raise $3 million this year for local cancer research projects and professional care services. The money you raise by participating in this event will directly help people touched by cancer. These funds provide better treatment options and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Event details

When: 9am to 2pm, Sunday 8 December 2019
Where: Hong Kong International School (HKIS), Tai Tam
Getting there: Grab one of the free shuttle buses running between Central Star Ferry Pier and HKIS
Walk options:
• 5km Family Fun (around 1.5 hours walking time – suitable for families with young children and prams)
• 10km Energetic Challenge (around 2.5 hours walking time, suitable for frequent walkers)
Registration: Online at cancer-fund.org/sfc
Cost: $700 per person aged 12 or above ($100 registration fee and minimum $600 sponsorship), $100 for children aged four to 11, free for children below four.

Stay green! Water dispensers will be provided at the venue. Please bring your own water bottles to help keep waste to a minimum.

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This article first appeared in the October/November 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.