Goodman Group and its partner sponsors are greatly contributing to reducing blindness in rural China by raising over HK$1.27 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation at the 8th Goodman Interlink Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run held today.
More than 650 participants took part today in a variety of races up the 15-floor cargo ramp at the flagship Goodman Interlink building, a 24-storey cargo ramp warehouse in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong. This year’s event was the biggest ever with the number of participants up 60% on last year.
All proceeds from the event are being used to support a major eye health care project in Huanxian County in China’s Gansu Province. The project provides eye health screening for over 80,000 senior aged people and 50,000 students, cataract surgery for over 600 people and ophthalmology services for over 30,000 patients.
Kristoffer Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Greater China said, “Partnering with The Fred Hollows Foundation on our Magic Mile Charity Ramp Run is important to Goodman.The event embodies Goodman’s mission to provide great space, and make great things possible for everyone who works with us. Growing every year, the Magic Mile event helps make a difference to the lives of people who need it most, and through The Fred Hollows Foundation, helps empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to give thousands of people in Huanxian County a fresh start in life.”
He added, “We are very grateful to all the sponsors, partners and runners for taking part and making this such a great event. A special mention to CBRE and ING, two of our corporate partners who have been major sponsors since it began in 2011, as well as JLL, BIMCAP and SYW & Associates.”
Laura Lee, Chief Representative, Hong Kong and ASEAN for The Fred Hollows Foundation, said, “We are very grateful to Goodman and today’s participants for their incredible generosity. The Foundation believes four out of five people who are blind don't need to be. Our Gansu project supported by Goodman and the Magic Mile will ensure that everyone has access to quality and affordable eye care, making a real difference to the lives of more than 350,000 people.”