We aim to support the greatest minds and programmes in the Hong Kong healthcare sector to provide the best medical expertise to the less fortunate amongst us.
Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong
Much of the Trust’s work is rooted in education; consequently, we were delighted to have supported The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong’s 2017 family fun run in its effort to inform and support the Hong Kong community on suicide prevention and to create awareness for mental health issues.
One of our representatives joined 3000 other Hong Kongers between the ages of 6 to 75 who ran either the 3km or 10km McDull Charity Run in the name of mental health awareness. Every participant fundraised on behalf of the charity, and we were delighted to have supported such a worthy cause.
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong agency, which was established in 1960, offers a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline, emotional counselling to those in need, and a Life Education Centre promoting suicide prevention via community services, seminars, publications (newsletters, books and reports), research and surveys, education and international conferences. Through these activities they aim to promote understanding of the pressures behind suicide, and so maximise its prevention, helping people to bravely overcome their life difficulties while broadly caring for people in support of the community as a whole.
The Hospital Authority is a Hong Kong statutory body established under the Hospital Authority Ordinance in 1990. It is responsible for managing Hong Kong’s public hospitals and their services to the community since December 1991. The Trust contributes to numerous health and wellbeing fundraising events, the most recent being the Hospital Authority New Year Run.
The Yvonne Lui Trust received the Diamond Award from Professor John Leong for its contribution to Hong Kong’s pre-eminent healthcare body. An important organisation to support, the Hospital Authority has a workforce of around 67,000 people, managing 42 hospitals and institutions, 48 Specialist Out-patient Clinics (SOPCs), and 73 General Out-patient Clinics (GOPCs). Between them, they provide 27,440 beds, or about 4 beds for every 1,000 members of the public.
Breast Cancer Family Registry
Established in 2007, The Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry is the first-of-its-kind charitable organisation dedicated to helping families with high risks of contracting breast, ovarian and prostate cancer due to inherited BRCA gene mutations. The Registry aims to advance and standardise clinical care by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counselling and supportive care services in reducing the incidence of hereditary cancers amongst the Chinese population.
The Yvonne Lui Trust supports the Registry via title sponsoring the annual Pink Ball fundraiser, which indirectly gives high-risk, underprivileged families access to genetic counselling, testing and related psycho-social support.
Another important aspect of the charity is its scientific research: with benefactors’ support, it has created the largest Chinese database and bio-bank of hereditary breast cancer specimens, enabling a better global understanding of the disease. Approximately 1,000 families have benefited from the organisation thus far.
For further information view the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry website.