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Shanghai, China, 21 September 2017 –Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, which offers guests the ideal place to soak in the city view of the downtown business centre and beyond of Shanghai, will turn into a venue for a unique charity event in the form of a vertical fun run kicking off at 7:30 a.m. on 14 October 2017. 

This will be the third annual charity run organised by Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai following the great success of the previous two years.  The hotel will continue the event as its corporate social responsibility tradition, in partnership with CEO Roundtable on Cancer-China, an international non-profit group focused on preventing cancer and advancing research, together with Jing An Kerry Centre. 

Climb for Hope Vertical Fun Run is a friendly race, with participants climbing the 250-metre-high Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai building to reach the finish line and the high floor – 60 floors and 1,625 steps.  Moreover, this event will be held to raise funds for charity, making it not only physically beneficial, but also providing participants a chance to make good merit in addition to giving them pleasure and satisfaction. 

Registration is now underway and open to adults 18 years old and above.  The participation fee is RMB288 nett and includes a buffet breakfast at Calypso Restaurant & Lounge, a starter kit (sports T-shirt), on-day warm-up instructions from a professional fitness instructor and a completion medal when participants finish the climb.  Interested climbers can register on the hotel’s bilingual (English and simplified Chinese) WeChat registration page or at the hotel’s Fitness Centre (Level 4).  For assistance or more information, potential participants may call the event hotline on (86 21) 2203 8888 ext. 450. 

Summarised information on the event 

Event: Third ‘Climb for Hope’ Vertical Fun Run 

Organiser: Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai  

Date: 14 October 2017, Saturday 

Time: 7:30 a.m. 

Attire: Sports wear 

Meet up point: Jing An Kerry Centre Piazza (between Café Liang and Calypso) 

Participation Fee: RMB288 per person 

Participation fee includes: 

Breakfast at Calypso Restaurant & Lounge  

Starter kit (sports T-Shirt and on-day instructions: pick-up prior to event) 

How to sign up: Sign up on the hotel’s WeChat registration page or at the Health Club (Level 4) 

Charity beneficiary: Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre – All participation fees collected will be donated to the charity beneficiary. 

Event partners: Jing An Kerry Centre and CEO Roundtable on Cancer-China 

Climb statistics: 250-metre-high building, 60 floors, and 1,625 steps 

Enquiry hotline: (86 21) 2203 8888 ext. 450 

 TheCEO Roundtable on Cancer-China 

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer-China was registered as the first-of-its-kind non-governmental organisation (NGO) in China, on 9 December 2015, approved by the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission and Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau to bring the CEO Cancer Gold Standard’s employer-led health and wellness model to China. 

The CEO Roundtable was introduced to China, thanks to President George H.W. Bush’s referral to H.E. Dr. YANG Jiechi. Following that introduction in 2012, China’s then-minister of health, His Excellency Professor CHEN Zhu, invited the CEO Cancer Gold Standard model to China, bringing together action-oriented chief executives who have accepted the challenge to be “bold and venturesome” in considering the health of their employees and thus helping to prevent cancer by encouraging wise lifestyle choices. 


Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre (SCMC) 

The SCMC is a tertiary paediatric hospital affiliated with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.  It was jointly established by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and Project HOPE as a general children’s hospital.  Based in Shanghai, Pudong, the medical centre covers an area of 17 acres and has a capacity of 500 designated medical beds.   

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit 

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PRESS CONTACT:         Carol Qian 

Director of Communications 

Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai 

1218 Middle Yan’an Road 

Jing An Kerry Centre 

West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200040 

Telephone: (86 21) 22038888 






(86 21) 2203 8888