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UOB employees and customers from across Asia raise more than 32 million baht
for charities at annual UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk
More than 7,000 United Overseas Bank (UOB) employees, their families and customers participated in the annual UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk events held across Asia on the morning of 7 June. Together, they raised 32 million baht which will be used to improve the lives of children who are underprivileged or have special needs.
A 1,844 strong group congregated in Lumpini Park to run or walk a 2.5km route. After the run and walk, they took part in fun activities.
The funds raised will go to various charities for children throughout Asia. In Thailand, the donation will be used to support underprivileged cancer patients from three charities under the ART.for.CANCER by comeonireal programme – the Siriraj Foundation for cancer patients of Siriraj Hospital, the Ramathibodi Hospital Foundation and the National Cancer Institute.
Mr Peter Foo, the Chief Executive Officer of UOB (Thai) said, “Every year, the employees of UOB (Thai) look forward to joining the UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk event and raising funds to help the less fortunate. The event not only strengthens the bonds between colleagues and friends, it also unites them in their efforts to help improve the lives of underprivileged cancer patients and their families.”
About the UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk
In 2007, UOB launched the UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk in Singapore to raise funds for local charities in support of art, children and education. Building on the success of the event in Singapore, UOB expanded this activity across Asia with Malaysia in 2008, Indonesia in 2010, Thailand in 2011, China in 2012 and Hong Kong in 2014. Since the start of the annual Heartbeat Run/Walk, UOB has raised more than 125 million baht to help improve the lives of underprivileged children and children with special needs.
8 June 2015