Following the success of the first Climb for Hope on 28 June 2015, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, successfully held the second Climb for Hope Vertical Fun Run on 10 September 2016. During the event, 282 runners from 15 countries and areas conquered 1,625 steps to reach the finish line 60 floors above. The event was part of Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai's corporate social responsibility initiative and raised RMB 81,216 for the Children’s Medical Centre to help underprivileged children.
Mr. He Liang Liang from China stole the show, setting a new record for the vertical fun run with a time of 9 minutes and 10 seconds. Setting the new record was no easy feat for him. He said, "I am very happy to be here to participant this event. It’s really a challenge for me.”
All proceeds from the event fee - RMB 81,216 - have been donated to the Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre to assist with the medical treatment of underprivileged children. In addition to raising money for charity, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, hopes to promote a healthy and positive lifestyle through this event. The stresses of urban living in a big city can cause a person to spend most of their time and energy at work, neglecting healthy living habits like proper nutrition, sleep and exercise. The Climb for Hope Vertical Fun Run presents a lighthearted and fun side to exercise, bringing together families and the community to climb together.
This year, participants came from the public and the hotel's participating partners – CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Jing An Kerry Centre, Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai, and Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. Both amateur and elite runners were welcomed to participate in the event for a good cause. Everyone that joined was a winner and went home with a congratulatory completion medal that was presented to them at the finish line.
More about Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre (SCMC)
The SCMC is a tertiary pediatric hospital affiliated with the Shanghai Jiaotong 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 Pudong, Shanghai, the medical centre, covers an area of 17 acres and has 500 designated medical beds.
About Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
Situated in the heart of the affluent Jing An central business district, Jing An Shangri‑La, West Shanghai, soars 250 metres above Tower 3 of the Jing An Kerry Centre. The building has 60 floors and 1,625 stairs. The finish line of the Climb for Hope event was on the 60th floor, offering participants a spectacular view of Jing An and beyond.