Over 1,000 Participants Joined “Run For Girls” Virtual Run

The 5th “Run for Girls” charity run co-organised by Plan International Hong Kong and Cosmopolitan was completed successfully on 28 March 2021. Over 1,000 participants signed up for the 10km, 3km and 1km race to fight for girls’ rights and justice, as well as helping Vietnamese girls escape from the vicious cycle of child marriage.

Ms Stephy Tang and Ms Kary Ng were invited to be Volunteer Ambassadors of the event. There were also Star and Caring Runners who supported the event as participants, including Ms Lulu Tung, Ms Lisa Cheng, Ms Josephine Chan, Managing Director of SCMP Magazines, Ms Regina Kwan, Chief Executive Officer of Sing Tao Magazine Group Limited (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of East Week), Ms Sally Tse, Chief Editor of Cosmopolitan, Ms Chris Lai, host of Metro Braodcast, Ms Caren Lau, yoga tutor, Ms Angel Au, physical therapist and Ms Moonie Chu, athlete. Dr. Kanie Siu, Chief Executive Officer of Plan International Hong Kong also joined 10.11km race, “It was the first time Run for Girls was being held virtually. We are so grateful to have received so much support so that the event could be run smoothly. Though the event, we could continue to fight for girls’ right.”

Ms Stephy Tang and Ms Kary Ng were Volunteer Ambassadors of the event.

Star and Caring Runners supported the event as participants.

Dr. Kanie Siu, Chief Executive Officer of Plan International Hong Kong also joined 10.11km race.

As usual, we were glad to have a group of phenomenal women across different sectors formed “Women Elite” team to join the race and support girls’ rights.

Women Elites (in alphabetical order according to their last name)

Ms Wendy Chan, Managing Director, Lamma Rainbow Seafood Restaurant Limited                                                                                                                      Mrs Cindy Chow, Executive Director Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
Ms Sylvene Fong, Partner, KPMG
Ms Joanna Ho, General Manager, Xtep Retail Trading Limited
Mrs Christine Ip, CEO, UOB Greater China, United Overseas Bank Limited
Ms Karine Lam, District Director, AIA International Limited
Mrs Christine Ma-Lau, Founder & Principal, JEMS Character Academy
Dr Melanie Lee, Director of Alumni Affairs, Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Wendy Lee, Regional Manager, HK & Macau, Autodesk Far East Limited
Ms Cynthia Leung, General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Regional Director, Americas, Hong Kong Tourism Board
Ms June Leung, Chairperson, Beacon Group
Ms Wanze Li, Section Head (Alumni Affairs and Associations), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ms Ophelia Lin, Managing Director, Meiriki Japan
Ms Scarlett Pong, Chief Executive, He Qi Group Foundation (Greater China Area) Company Limited
Miss Mary Suen, Strategy & Management Consultant, Innowaytive Company Limited
Ms Charlene Tse, Culinary Artist, Cookies Quartet
Miss Gigi Tsoi, District Director, AIA International Limited
Mrs Bally Wong, Founder, ABC Pathways Group
Ms Vicky Wong, Managing Director, Prestique Limited
Ms Linda Yan, Director of Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability, L’Oreal Hong Kong Limited
Miss Alice Yip, Partner, KPMG
Ms Eva Yu, President & Managing Director, L’Oreal Hong Kong Limited
Ms Sincere Yung, Brand General Manager, Guerlain (Asia Pacific) Limited

There were 17 companies and organisations joined Corporate Cup of the event. Mediterranean Shipping Co (HK) Limited won the Best Participatory Award with the participation of nearly 100 employees.

Staffs of Mediterranean Shipping Co (HK) Limited were very supportive to the event.

Corporate Cup Participating Companies

Canada Goose
China Everbright Greentech Limited
First Aid Beauty, Guerlain
Hyatt of China Limited
International Social Service Hong Kong Branch
L’Occitance (Far East) Limited
Mediterranean Shipping Co (HK) Limited
MEDLOG East Asia Services Limited
Meiriki Japan
Team Of Care
The Coop Idea Limited
United Overseas Bank Limited
Xtep Retail Trading Limited

Over HK$500,000 donation raised from the event will be used to support Plan International’s anti-child marriage project in Vietnam which helps Vietnamese girls to learn knowledge, life skills and harmful impacts of child marriage in Girls Club, so as to escape from the vicious cycle of child marriage.

The event would not be successfully held without the generous support from participants, co-organising partner Cosmopolitan, all sponsors, supporting organisations and volunteers. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to them.