Marriott International holds ‘Run to Give’ in China, donates 1.2 million yuan to Operation Smile
Marriott International held its 2018 'Run to Give' charity even in Greater China earlier this month, raising a brilliant 1.2 million yuan for Operation Smile, which “supports safe and quality surgeries for children with cleft lips and cleft palates” in the country. More than 7,450 Marriott 'associates' attended the event, representing 290 Marriott hotels in 60 cities. That's not a huge showing by Marriott's standards (it's the world's largest hotelier, with over 6,500 properties worldwide) but it's a clear indication that the company's China operation is growing - and Marriott is looking to become more entrenched in the country's social fabric.
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Angela Pan, the Guidance team member for Marriott Worldwide Business Councils, Greater China, said: “In 2017, Marriott International launched a new platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, which is our social impact and sustainability development guideline. In alignment with 'Nurture Our World', one of the principles in Serve 360, we initiated the 2018 'Run to Give' to support Operation Smile to carry out more missions for Chinese children with cleft conditions It is delightful to see our associates make big efforts with great passion and believe that together we can improve our community and deliver aid to children in times of need.”
Marriott has a long history with Operation Smile, which it began supporting in 2008. Over the years, more than 1,000 Marriott volunteers have been involved with the charity’s medical missions, and Marriott frequently offers complimentary accommodation for international medical volunteers coming into the Greater China region.
Dr. Wang Xiaowei, Operation Smile’s president of Greater China, said: “We are very grateful for the continuous support from Marriott Group. And for more than 10 years, the passion and professionalism demonstrated by the Marriott volunteers who participated in our medical mission have extended tremendous help for the smooth delivery of our mission. I am very much inspired by the innovative ideas Marriott has put together in this 'Run to Give' campaign in promoting the importance of health and to do a good deed at the same time. I hope through this campaign, we can create more awareness for the current cleft problems we face around the world and ultimately the causes we serve.”
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