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Scar of Life and Ngo Thanh Van raise 541,551 USD to save 451 children with congential heart defects

Ambassador Ngo Thanh Van is pleased to announce the Scar of Life 10 event, the evening of December 1, 2022, at Vinpearl Landmark 81 – Autograph Collection successfully raised $541,551 USD by auctioning more than 80 items and by receiving direct donations at the event. With this result, implementing partner, Heartbeat Vietnam will be able to help 451 children with congenital heart defects to receive timely lifesaving surgeries.

After the success of the 10th Scar of Life with the theme “Heart Heroes”, the event will have cumulatively saved 2.768 heart children throughout a decade. The kindness of all benefactors has given disadvantaged children across the country the opportunity to live healthier and happier lives.

In addition to the help of media agencies, Scar of Life 10 has received support from diplomats, business people, and celebrities in Vietnam and the world. The event is also honored to have the companionship of the Next Generation of Scar of Life who will become Ambassadors with a positive influence and passion for charity work including: singer Jun Pham, singer Isaac, musician Hua Kim Tuyen, Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 – Miss Universe Runner-up 2018 H’Hen Nie, singer Toc Tien, actress Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, social activist Helly Tong, businessman Huy Tran, goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung, and athlete Vu Phuong Thanh. “Each of them have a loving heart who accompanies, shares, and spreads the meaningful values that Scar of Life always wishes to bring to disadvantaged children with congenital heart defects in Vietnam”, says Ms. Van.

Nearly 400 guests attended the event to create miracles for disadvantaged children through exciting and emotional auction activities. Limited edition lacquer musical tea set cabinet “Đêm Hội Trăng Thu” by RuNam saved 16 children’s hearts. The heart diamond ring designed exclusively by Lapola Jewelry for the event supported 23 children to have heart surgery.

The statue of the Imprint of Buddha on ancient porcelain Kutani ware – Japan together with the Handwritten Great Compassion Mantra by singer Jun Pham was successfully auctioned with many additional contributions from donors to help save 30 babies’ lives. The one-of-a-kind notebook with autographs from Hollywood stars including Charlize Theron and Uma Thurman of the movie The Old Guard funded 50 small hearts. The final auction item, the Glaze Gilded Medicine Buddha Statue successfully auctioned to heal 83 little broken hearts.

The generous contributions of all donors through the auctions and other contributions created an unforgettable night for every participant. The money raised will help change the lives of children and bring a brighter future to their families. One of the most unforgettable and emotional moments of the Gala dinner was the duet performance of “Người gieo mầm xanh” song written by musician Hua Kim Tuyen between Diva Ha Tran and Hai Dang – the first child supported by Scar of Life in 2010.

Among the large number of “Heart Heroes” who have accompanied the Scar of Life since the very first days are: Mr. Don Lam – CEO and Founding partner of VinaCapital; Mrs. Julie Lam – Founder of Mia Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts and Mama Mia Food & Beverage Groups; Mr. Pham Tan Nghia – President and Founder of Vietnam USA Society (VUS) & VIAS Invest Group; Madam Nguyen Thi Mai Thanh – Chairwoman of the Board of REE Corporation; Madam Duong Minh – Duong Minh Language School; Businesswoman Lan Luu; Mrs. Robin King Austin – Founder & Creative Director, Austin Home Interiors; Mrs. Bich Chau – Chairwoman, Austin Home Interiors; Ms. Phuong Anh – Sales Director Qhome, The exclusive distributor of Lladró in Vietnam; and singer, Dam Vinh Hung.

The funds raised from Scar of Life 10 will be used to fund heart surgeries for underprivileged children across the country. The 10th Scar of Life achieved great success thanks to the support of many businesses and organizations – Heroes of the Heart of children with congenital heart defects. The event is honored to have the companion of Xuan Lan Entertainment, Moc Nguyen Productions, Dream Studio and White Lion Communications for the production and implementation of the project.

In addition, there is the cooperation of sponsors inside and outside Vietnam, such as VinaCapital Group, Vinpearl Landmark 81 – Autograph Collection, Lapola Jewelry, Austin Home Interiors And John Richard, Qhome – Distributor Exclusive of Lladró in Vietnam, RuNam, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort, Mia Luxury Collection Hotels And Resorts, Amanoi Resort, VUS & VIAS Invest Group, Kho thi Skincare and Clinic, Long Beach Pearl, Lam Tran Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd, Hoiana Resort & Golf, Law Office of London&Le, and many other organizations and individuals.

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