Heilongjiang marathon raises money for cancer fight
Updated : 2018-09-07
By ( chinadaily.com.cn )
The Heilongjiang stage of the 20th Beijing Hope Marathon took place at Heilongjiang Provincial Forest Botanical Garden in Harbin on Sept 2.
Sponsored by the Cancer Foundation of China, Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and China National Cancer Center, the marathon attracted the participation of government officials, university students, business representatives, media workers and volunteers.
A total of 23 businesses and groups donated to the Cancer Foundation of China. All the money raised from the marathon is set to be used to fund cancer treatment, diagnosis and prevention work.
Initiated in Beijing in 1999, the activity has been held for the past 20 years, becoming one of the most important public charity initiatives in the national fight against cancer.
Since the event was initiated, around 300,000 volunteers have taken part, raising more than 30 million yuan ($4.39 million) for charity.
Volunteers leave the starting line at the Heilongjiang stage of the 20th Beijing Hope Marathon in Heilongjiang Provincial Forest Botanical Garden, Harbin on Sept 2. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Volunteers participate in the Heilongjiang stage of the 20th Beijing Hope Marathon to raise money for the fight against cancer. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Business representatives hold their donation pledges. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
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