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Golf tournament helps raise funds for heart surgeries
The Saigon Times Daily
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Golf tournament helps raise funds for heart surgeries

The Saigon Times Daily

A golfer competes at Swing for the Heart 2018 at Laguna Golf Lang Co - PHOTO: COURTESY OF LAGUNA LANG CO

HCMC - Laguna Lang Co, the world-class integrated resort, recently joined forces with Hieu ve trai tim (Understanding the Heart Fund) to host the Swing for the Heart 2018 golf tournament to raise funds for child cardiac patients in Central Vietnam.

With the sponsorship of the Vietnam Golf Association, Swing for the Heart 2018 attracted nearly 130 golfers from around the country, including many celebrities such as Actor Chi Bao, Actress Truong Ngoc Anh, Supermodel Thuy Hanh and her husband musician Minh Khang, and former footballer Le Hong Son. The winner of the golf tournament was Ha Ngoc Hoang Loc from the central coast city of Danang.

All the proceeds from the event go directly to fund heart surgeries for poor children in Central Vietnam. In addition, a charity auction at the golf tournament had helped raise nearly VND1.4 billion for the fund to help needy kids.

As co-organizer of Swing for the Heart 2018, Laguna Lang Co helped create a high quality and prestigious tournament, and gave the golfers a chance to experience the champion course and world-class services at the resort. The event was also a continuation of Laguna Lang Co’s commitment to helping children in the central region of Vietnam.

Statistics from the Ministry of Health show that annually Vietnam has around 10,000 kids born with congenital heart disease, and many of them come from poor families unable to afford cardiac surgeries. Central Vietnam is one of the regions with the highest number of child cardiac patients in the country.

Laguna Lang Co Managing Director Gavin Herholdt said: “As an investor in Central Vietnam, we see it as part of our mission to create a positive impact in the community. Children, and especially kids born with heart disease, are priority beneficiaries in our CSR programs. We believe that with access to proper healthcare, these children have the best chance to make a full recovery and lead normal, productive lives.”

In addition to Swing for the Heart, Laguna Lang Co has initiated numerous corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs during recent years, including the Environmental Cleaning Campaign, School Water project, Elderly Care and Silent World art exhibition for young people with hearing impairment.

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