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Marriott International “Run to Give” annual charity run launched
Published on: 2017-10-18
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010Marriott International “Run to Give” annual charity run was launched in Greater China region in support of Yao Foundation on September 24th 2017. This year, the charity run is jointly supported by four Marriott Greater China Business Councils, and there are 57 Marriott hotels in 11 cities under North China Business Council participated in the activity on the day. Moreover, the four councils join hands with ‘Joyrun’ App initiated a five-day campaign ‘RUN TO GIVE| 9.24KM Competition — I‘ll Run to Give You a Comfort Zone”, which online engaged 62,718 participants till 8am 25th September and 1,262 runners already completed the competition.

011Marriott North China Business Council, including Beijing city, Tianjin Sub-Council, Northeast Sub-Council, Shandong Sub-Council, has 1696 participants from 57 hotels joined the event, and donated RMB 273, 665.8 to Yao Foundation. The donation was raised from charity run tickets, cash donation, charity auction and bazaar etc.

012013Run to Give 2017 TianJin charity run kicked off in the Tianjin Taifeng Park of Binhai New Area . Over 200 participants from 9 Tianjin Marriott hotels joined the event . Xiang Qing Tang International Healthcare Company donated RMB 20,000 to Yao Foundation and Binhai New Area- Sunshine Home.

014Mr. Ross Grinter, General Manager of Tianjin Binhai Sheraton Hotel with Mr. Me Tonglei, General Manager of Rongcheng health industry group, Ms. Zhu Ying, Director of Rongcheng Brand Marketing issued donation cheque at the event.

015During the 2017 charity run, Ms. Angela Pan, the Guidance Member of Marriott Greater China Business Councils, underlined "We support the Yao Foundation wishing more children in in rural China could experience sport spirit and have better education. ‘The stronger the youths are, the stronger the nation will be’, this year we call for running to challenge our own comfort zone to provide a comfort zone of learning and sports for those children.”

016Debuted in 2014, the annual ‘Run to Give’ brings hotel associates together to organize runs in different cities to support local charities. ‘Run to Give’ is a key event in Asia Pacific under the company’s ‘TakeCare’ movement, which aims to encourage associates to live their best life by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and creating strong team synergy, while reinforcing the company’s core values of “We Serve Our World”.

017Craig S. Smith, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Asia Pacific, remarked, “As Marriott International grows bigger, our core belief to serve our world stays the same. With the increased presence of our hotels in terms of footprint and associate strength, we extend our efforts to drive positive sustainable social and economic impact in the communities where our associates live and work. This is the way we take care of our people and our world.”

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