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McDonald’s runs for sick children

MCDONALD'S China expects to raise 1 million yuan(US$151,510) through a series of charitable activities in 19 cities across the country to support sick children's families in need.

Following its kickoff in Beijing in late August, more than 3,500 participants took part in the 2km short run event over the weekend in Shanghai.

As the project enters the third year, as many as 35,000 participants are expected to take part in the event in altogether 19 cities in China's mainland, which would be wrapped at the end of this month.

Participants' on-site donation as well as part of the subscription fee would be used to fund the “Ronald McDonald House” to provide a free temporary residence when parents are taking their children to hospitals out of their hometown. The project is supported by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, and the first "McDonald House" was unveiled in Changsha in Hunan province in January.

Phyllis Cheung, CEO of McDonald's China, said: "McDonald’s cares about children’s health and welfare and we will continue to build ‘Ronald McDonald Houses’ in China's mainland to lend a caring hand to child patients and their families with love and company.”


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