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  1. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Ice bucket challenge sees donations to local charity surge

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ice bucket craze sees local donations surge Thanks to global sensation the Ice Bucket Challenge, a local charity helping motor neurone disease patients has received HK$26 million since last month- 130 times the donations it received for all of last year. The Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association said yesterday that 25 per cent of the money ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Environment chief Wong Kam-sing's Ice Bucket Challenge has green focus

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Victoria Ann Duthie and Lai Ying-kit

    ... The challenge, a recent social media import from the US, is intended to raise awareness and donations for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating motor neurone disease. Wong pledged to donate US$100 to the ALS Association in the United States and HK$6,000 to the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association. He acted in response to a challenge posed by lawmaker Kenneth Leung, who also ...

  3. News - China - CHARITY

    Party chief of scandal-plagued China Red Cross steps down

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by Alice Yan

    ... and disease prevention and control. Zhao obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge in Britain in 1988. She worked at the central government's family planning commission ...

  4. News - China - CHARITY

    China’s health authorities jump on ‘ice bucket challenge’ charity bandwagon

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... for the care of patients with rare diseases. The challenge requires a person to tip a bucket of ice water over his or her head, usually after filming a short message of support for a certain cause. ... brain disease. Mao did not reveal a figure. The ice bucket challenge itself was introduced by the US-based ALS Association. Rare diseases affect just 0.065 to 0.1 per cent of the world ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Ice bucket craze makes serious splash, raising HK$530,000 for local charity group

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Fun challenge has captured the imagination, but also increased awareness of disease and raised a cool HK$530,000 for a support group Ice bucket craze makes ... and incurable degenerative illness that affects about 300 people in Hong Kong. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease, causes a victim's muscles to weaken, leading ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Greg So takes the ‘ice bucket challenge’ to thaw relations with HKTV boss Ricky Wong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:14pm by Lai Ying-kit and Victoria Ann Duthie

    ... sclerosis (ALS), or motor neurone disease. Participants must make a donation and challenge three others to take part, with those who decline giving more money. A spokesman for the Chief Executive's Office said Leung would give US$100 to the American ALS Association, instigator of the challenge, and HK$10,000 to the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association. So accepted ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Operation Santa to help rare diseases foundation

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... diseases group fills the void For seven years, Annie Ho searched in vain to learn what illness was afflicting her son David. She took him to dozens of doctors in Hong Kong, but none were able to diagnose the disease that drained her son's strength and caused seizures. "Those were very painful years. My son was suffering but no doctor could help him," said Ho, who did ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Santa hats help volunteers spread festive fun to disabled children

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by LO WEI

    ... insects like Christmas too. Christmas represents joy," the 16-year-old said with a smile. Lee said her happiness was contagious. "Rachel is a very cheerful girl, which made me happy, ...

  9. News - China Insider - CHARITY

    Faye Wong’s ex-husband Li Yapeng answers to embezzlement accusations

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 04:42pm by Chris Luo

    ... are also suffering from such congenital disease. Referring to the financial records of the charity available to public, Zhou said the charity’s annual expenses over the past few years largely ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Local centre offers support for those with dementia and Alzheimer's

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... O for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, run by the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association. The therapists and care workers at the centre put on activities that provide both ...




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