Golf tournament raises 1.8 billion VND for child cancer patients

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage raised some 1.8 billion VND for child cancer patients during its 18th charity golf tournament held in Ho Chi Minh city.

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage also donated 14,000 boxes of products worth over 1 billion VND to people affected by the recent typhoons and floods in the central region. Photo: Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage

The Suntory PepsiCo Friendship Golf Tournament 2020 saw the participation of 146 golfers, reported Saigon Times.

All the proceeds from the event, which were contributed by Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage and its business partners, will be given to children suffering from cancer through the HCMC Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients.

Jahanzeb Khan, General Girector of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage, said over the past 26 years, the company has always been committed to supporting local communities.

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage launched the golf tournament in 2001 to honor its business partners for their contributions to the success of the company. Since 2007, the tournament has tuned into a fundraising event for needy people.

Money raised from the tournament has been used to fund heart surgeries, donate scholarships, present thousands of gifts to orphans and the elderly, build homes for the underprivileged and provide water purifying systems to schools and medical centers.

This year, besides raising funds for child cancer patients, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage also donated 14,000 boxes of products worth over 1 billion VND to people affected by the recent typhoons and floods in the central region, gave 7 billion VND to frontline doctors and nurses to support them in the fight against COVID-19 and provided more than 500,000 meals to about 33,000 poor people.

Le Hoang