2,500 participants raised over HK$ 3.2 million to support MSF

MSF Orienteering Competition 2011 is successfully held today on Peng Chau. The number of participants has marked the record high of over 2,500 people, including representatives from 40 different corporations, government departments and public organisations. Around 100 families also join the competition with the youngest participant only aged 2. Over HK$3.2million is raised to support MSF’s worldwide medical relief work.

Executive Director of MSF Hong Kong Mr Rémi CARRIER states that this year not only marks the 10th anniversary of the MSF Orienteering Competition, but also is the 40th anniversary of MSF as an international movement. He emphasises that MSF’s principles of independence, neutrality and impartiality is of utmost importance in the provision of humanitarian aid, especially in conflict settings. MSF teams currently are working hard to provide medical assistance to people affected by violence in Libya and Ivory Coast. The enthusiastic participation in the Competition from the public helps MSF to continue providing medical care to those in need.

Officiating guest and Secretary for Security Mr Ambrose LEE Siu Kwong says with the medical assistance from MSF field workers, victims of armed conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics, and people who lack medical care in around 70 countries can have access to treatment again. The disciplined services have been supportive to the Orienteering Competition as their mission of saving lives in danger is in line with MSF’s spirit.

VIP teams from different sectors together with MSF representatives join the VIP Race today.

List of VIP Teams (not in a particular order):
  • 政能量(Mr YAU Shing Mu, Under Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Jeremy YOUNG Chit On,  Political Assistant to Secretary for Education, Mr Caspar TSUI Ying Wai, Political Assistant to Secretary for Home Affairs, and Mr Ronald CHAN Ngok Pang, Special Assistant, Chief Executive's Office) – 1st Runner up
  • Pioneers of Democracy (Democratic Party: Mr SIN Chung Kai, Mr MOK Siu Lun, Mr TING Tsz Yuen and Mr. LEE Kin Man)
  • DAB Team (President of Legislative Council Hon Jasper TSANG Yok Sing, DAB members Mr KWOK Wai Keung, Mr PANG Siu Kei and Mr Billy GEUNG Tsz Kin)
  • Liberal Party Youth Committee (Mr Dominic LEE, Mr Michael TSOI and Mr Michael LEE)
  • AIA 4 YOU (Mr Jacky CHAN, CEO of AIA Hong Kong & Macau, Mr Joe CHENG, Chief Agency Officer of AIA, Mr Thomas LEE, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA, Mr IP Man Kit, Chief Administration Officer of AIA ) – 2nd Runner up
  • SDAC (Bloggers – Carey, Dennis, Aiki, Sheta)
  • MSF Team 1 (Mr Rémi CARRIER and family) – Champion
  • MSF Team 2 (Ms TAM Lee Lik, Ms Gloria CHAN and Ms Beatrice LAU)
The MSF Orienteering Competition has been the largest event of its kind in Hong Kong since it was launched in 2002. The competition also raises awareness among participants about the hardship of the vulnerable populations in getting access to health care in remote areas, and to provide an opportunity for participants to catch a glimpse of the challenges encountered by our field workers on the front line.  

The event is co-presented by Orienteering Association of Hong Kong and supported by AIA. Special thanks go to Field Partners Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited, OKIA Optical Company Limited and Omron Electronics Asia Limited; Prize Sponsors LeSportsac, New Balance Athletic Shoes (HK) Limited, The Overlander and Swiss International Air Lines Limited. Thanks also go to other supporters including Baby Kingdom, Chan Man Chau Fruit Company Limited, Deqingyuan (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong Golden, OKAMOTO Industries (H.K.) Limited, Midas Health Care Company Limited, SOYJOY, Peng Chau Rural Committee, Correctional Services Staff Volunteer Group, Hong Kong St John Ambulance and Hong Kong Adventure Corps.


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