Race & Care

Maxx-M - - ADVERTORIAL - Pho­tos cour­tesy of Shangri-La Ho­tel, Surabaya Shangri-La Ho­tel, Surabaya JL. May. Jend. Sungkono 120 Surabaya – In­done­sia Phone. +62 31 6003 8888 www.shangri-la.com/surabaya

In con­junc­tion with the 20th an­niver­sary of Shangri-La Ho­tel, Surabaya the lux­ury ho­tel hosted its sec­ond char­ity run, Race and Care, ear­lier this year. The an­nual sport­ing event started in 2013 as a so­cial gath­er­ing for the ho­tel’s guests and stake­hold­ers and to give back to the com­mu­nity, with all the pro­ceed­ings do­nated to char­ity. This year’s Race and Care of­fered some­thing dif­fer­ent, with par­tic­i­pants in­vited to cre­ate their own race on the ho­tel’s 2.5-kilo­me­tre race­track for two hours. To add more fun, par­tic­i­pants tied green bal­loons to their wrists and flooded Surabaya’s main road of Jalan May jend Sungkono, cre­at­ing a long line of bright green dots and fill­ing the street with laugh­ter and a sense of to­geth­er­ness. The char­ity run started with full-blown force at 6am and was opened by the ho­tel’s Gen­eral Man­ager, Martin Bren­ner, who wel­comed all par­tic­i­pants and ex­tended his deep­est grat­i­tude for all their con­tri­bu­tions. This year, Shangri-La Ho­tel, Surabaya dou­bled the num­ber of run­ners from the 400 in 2013. Mr Bren­ner said more than 1,000 tick­ets were sold for the event. “We have more run­ners than be­fore; al­most 1,000 run­ners joined us on the track, which was fan­tas­tic. We’re so happy that so many run­ners joined be­cause that means we can col­lect more do­na­tions for the kids,” said Mr Bren­ner. Shangri-La Ho­tel, Surabaya se­lected Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Jawa Timur (East Java Care for Can­cer Kids Foun­da­tion) as the ben­e­fi­ciary of this year’s Race and Care. Lo­cated at Jalan Karang Men­jan­gan No. 5 in Surabaya, the foun­da­tion pro­vides tran­sit shel­ter for less for­tu­nate chil­dren di­ag­nosed with can­cer to rest be­fore their treat­ment and chemo­ther­apy ses­sions at Dr Soe­tomo Hospi­tal. “We man­aged to do­nate more than 50 mil­lion ru­piah to help the foun­da­tion in pro­vid­ing shel­ter for the kids while they’re un­der­go­ing chemo­ther­apy,” Mr Bren­ner said proudly. Race and Care ended on a high note with par­tic­i­pants and the ho­tel’s team con­tin­u­ing the cel­e­bra­tion at the ho­tel to com­mem­o­rate the 20th an­niver­sary of Shangri-La, Surabaya. Sump­tu­ous food, de­li­cious drinks and friendly con­ver­sa­tion were the theme of the day, mark­ing an­other year of suc­cess for Shangri-La, Surabaya.

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