On November 30, 2019, the VIVA “Endless Love” Charity Gala, hosted by Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation, was held in Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai. More than 300 loving people attended the event and practiced the public welfare vision of “helping children with leukemia and refuelling their lives” with their benevolence.
SSCLF’s VIVA China Children's Cancer Special Fund was jointly launched by VIVA China Children’s Cancer Foundation and Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation in February 2015. The special fund helps to provide better help for children with leukemia and their families with the support of China’s first medical research charity project, Chinese Children’s Cancer Group Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (CCCG-ALL).
Over the past four years, Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation has been cooperating with Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre to establish Chinese children’s leukemia research collaborative groups in 20 hospitals across China. With the platform for leukemia data collection and continuous sharing, and the independent analysis by statisticians from the leading foreign medical research and treatment center, the cure rate of children’s leukemia in China has been improved. It is reported that the cure rate within the group has reached 92%.
At the charity gala, 17 items were auctioned publicly. The loving audience enthusiastically participated in the event and raised a total of 3 million yuan for SSCLF’s VIVA China Children's Cancer Special Fund. SSCLF’s Mary Kay Thanksgiving Public Welfare Fund sponsored 500,000 yuan for the research project of childhood leukemia.
Mrs. Zou Wei, SSCLF’s executive vice chairman, attended the event and delivered a speech. Ms. Chen Meilan, President and CEO of Columbia China, said that she would fully support the implementation and operation of the second phase of the public welfare project.