Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Hospital for Children have launched the #GetActive Campaign, aimed at gathering at least 100 runners and cyclists to sign up for #TeamAHC to raise funds for the care of the thousands of Cambodian children who come through the hospital gates seeking medical treatment every week. The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon and Bike4Kids events will take place over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd December 2017 and attracts participants from all over the world, keen to run, walk or bike through the UNESCO World Heritage temples of the Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap.

In addition to individual and family groups, corporate groups are being encouraged to register for #TeamAHC to foster healthy competition and community spirit. There are fantastic prizes on offer for the top individual fundraiser and top corporate fundraisers, including accommodation at the exclusive Phum Baitong resort in Siem Reap, tours of the Angkor temples, spa treatments and more.

Runners and cyclists who register with #TeamAHC will receive a host of VIP benefits, including:

  • Access to their own fundraising page
  • Free entry to post-run/bike celebration brunch on the morning of 3rd December for participants who fundraise
  • Streamlined registration & race pack collection
  • Convenient VIP bag drop at AHC tent
  • Team AHC sports shirt
  • Team packages including accommodation and tours
  • Opportunity to compete for top individual & team fundraiser prizes
  • The knowledge they are helping provide free, holistic medical treatments to Cambodian children who need it most

Angkor Hospital for Children has set a fundraising target of $250,000 for the #GetActive campaign and all funds raised will be used to provide medical services to Cambodian children who might otherwise not be able to access services due to extreme poverty.

The deadline to register to be part of #TeamAHC is 16th October, 2017. Sponsorship slots are still available and any anyone interested in participating or partnering with Angkor Hospital can contact events@angkorhospital.org

ABOUT ANGKOR HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) is a leading non-profit paediatric health organization in Cambodia, located in Siem Reap, home of the famous Angkorian temples.  Each year over 180,000 treatments are performed by a contingent of expertly trained Cambodian medical staff, at no charge to the child or family.  The vision of the organization is that all Cambodian children have access to quality compassionate medical care, wherever they live and whatever their ability to pay.

Angkor Hospital for Children takes a holistic approach focusing on treatment, education and prevention. Yet, AHC is more than a hospital, and through various strategic partnerships with well-renowned institutions such as Oxford University and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK), strives to tackle large global child health concerns including the reduction of neonatal and child mortality and morbidity, antibiotic resistance and stewardship and the treatment of childhood cancer.

Additionally, AHC works closely with local partners and the Cambodian Government in order to strengthen the national health system and educate Cambodia’s new generation of healthcare professionals.