Press release 20/11/2016
Financial Secretary Mr. John Tsang Chun-wah ) attend AIDS Concern Love Love Run 2016
AIDS Concern held the charity Love Love Run 2016 in Tai Po Pak Shek Kok Promenade today (20 Nov). Over thousands of racers join us to support our TRIPLE ZERO mission- ZERO new HIV infections, ZERO stigma and ZERO AIDS deaths.
Guests who attended the Run included Mr. John Tsang Chun-wah (曾俊華先生). Our Event Ambassador the girls group Super Girls and Sports Ambassador Ms. Connie Ho Ka Lai (何嘉麗小姐) will also attend the event. Beside the races of 4km Run and Walk, we also have 10miles run this year.
Mr. John Tsang Chun-wah (曾俊華先生), Financial Secretary, gave a speech and said, 'It is distressing to learn that discrimination against people living with HIV still exists in our community and this wrong perception might have dissuaded some from getting tested and receiving treatment. In this regard, I wish to thank AIDS Concern and the business community for organizing this meaningful Love Love Run event as well as all participants for making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.'
Mr. Jimmy Poon, Chief Executive Officer of Title Sponsor Dah Sing Insurance said, ‘As a company with roots in Hong Kong, Dah Sing Insurance sees contributing to society and supporting Hong Kong community services as our responsibility. We hope that all runners have strived for the best in Love Love Run as we always do with the Hong Kong spirit. All funds raised are donated to AIDS Concern for their education and support work.’
Mr. Andrew Chidgey, Chief Executive of AIDS Concern said, ‘ Every day two more people in Hong Kong are getting infected with HIV. For Hong Kong’s population size we had more HIV infections in 2015 than in Singapore or Australia or the UK. That is twice as many as ten years ago in Hong Kong. World AIDS Day is coming up on 1st December. We will use it to remind the community about the importance of HIV testing. AIDS Concern provide free, confidential and anonymous testing.’
About AIDS Concern (http://aidsconcern.org.hk/)
“AIDS Concern” was established in 1990 as the first non-government charity organization committed to the service of AIDS-care and consultation in Hong Kong. Our vision is to create “TRIPLE ZERO” Hong Kong, this means ZERO new infections, ZERO stigma and ZERO AIDS deaths. AIDS Concern will lead social change by individuals, organisations and society to achieve TRIPLE ZERO, to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and eliminate stigma for people living with HIV.
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