Event raises funds for am­bu­lance aid

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

The an­nual Bazaar Stars Char­ity Night, a char­i­ta­ble auc­tion party ini­ti­ated by Harper’s Bazaar China and co-spon­sored this year by China Siyuan Foun­da­tion for Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion, was held in Bei­jing on Sept 9. More than 60 celebri­ties at­tended the auc­tion party, rais­ing 64.21 mil­lion yuan ($9.61 mil­lion) through the auc­tion and do­na­tions. The money goes to a long-term am­bu­lance do­nat­ing pro­gram sup­ported by Baz­zar Char­ity Fund to speed up emer­gency treat­ment and med­i­cal ser­vice in China’s im­pov­er­ished ru­ral ar­eas. A to­tal of 1,008 am­bu­lances were do­nated to more than 400 poverty-stricken towns, of­fer­ing first-aid for at least 300,000 peo­ple per year. Start­ing in 2003, Bazaar Stars Char­ity Night has so far raised more than 320 mil­lion yuan to fund 39 char­ity pro­grams and sup­port 30 or­ga­ni­za­tions.

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