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Walch pledges to help Chinese children with congenital heart disease
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13:14, November 13, 2007

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Hand wash manufacturer Walch has pledged to donate 1 million yuan (134,000 U.S.dollars) this year to help impoverished Chinese children with congenital heart disease.

The Children's Hope International (CHI) charity group and Walch Company, a branch of the Whealthfields Lohmann Daily Cosmetics (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd jointly established a fund named Walch Heart Fund here on Nov. 9.

In 2006, Walch promised to donate 10 million yuan in the following 10 years to CHI to help impoverished children with congenital heart disease.

"From 2006 to 2015, Walch plans to donate 1 million yuan every year to CHI to help needy children with congenital heart disease," Guo Tingting, an official with CHI, said here on Tuesday.

"This year, Walch's 1 million donation was used to establish the Walch Heart Fund," Guo said.

China's famous badminton player Cai Yun acted as a goodwill ambassador for the fund. Cai was born with congenital heart disease.

"I used to suffer from congenital heart disease but I recovered so well that I have won several gold medals in international tournaments," he said while encouraging children with the disease at the funding ceremony.

About 220,000 children with congenital heart diseases are born in China annually, CHI statistics show.

Most of the children can be cured if their families have enough money and some of them can recover very well after treatment and enjoy their lives as healthy children, Guo said.

Impoverished families with children with the disease can apply to the fund through the CHI website (www.childrenshope.org.cn), she said.

Source: Xinhua

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