PwC Thailand hosts a charity run to celebrate its 60th anniversary

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Tuesday June 11, 2019 16:07
Bangkok--11 Jun--PwC Thailand
The ticket purchases and a donation from PwC Thailand will go to support the purchase of a posterior vitrectomy machine for King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, the Thai Red Cross Society.

PwC Thailand, the member of a network of firms who provide audit, advisory and tax services, is hosting PwC Thailand's 60th Anniversary Charity Run: "Restore Vision, Run for Sight" on Sunday, 22 September 2019 to celebrate its 60th anniversary of doing business in Thailand.

Boonlert Kamolchanokkul, Partner, Financial Services, Clients and Markets Leader at PwC Thailand, explained at the charity run press conference, that the run will be hosted to celebrate PwC Thailand's milestone. The ticket purchases and a donation from PwC Thailand will enable a posterior vitrectomy machine to be bought for the Vitreo-Retina Research Unit, Ophthalmology Department, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, the Thai Red Cross Society.

"Being part of the Thai community, our mission and priorities must go beyond our business," said Boonlert.

"The PwC network's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. With support from the Thai business community, PwC Thailand has grown in size and ambition to serve the community it operates in. I couldn't be more excited to lead this project and can't wait to see this event become reality.

"We hope that this machine will help reduce the waiting time for retinal disorder patients who are waiting for treatment and that it will enhance the treatment potential of the Ophthalmology Department."

Dr. Kittisak Kulvichit, Head of the Vitreoretina Research Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, said that retinal detachment is a disorder of the eye in which the retina separates from the layer underneath. Symptoms include an increase in the number of floaters, flashes of light, and worsening of the outer part of the visual field.

In 2018, between three and eight patients with retinal detachment needed treatment every week, according to Chulalongkorn Hospital data. However, the average waiting time for the treatment can be as long as two years due to a limited number of posterior vitrectomy machines.

"Receiving this machine from PwC Thailand is a great opportunity to help us providing faster treatment for patients before they lose their sight. With this machine we can also treat a larger group of patients, since it can also treat patients with Endophthalmitis, Vitreous Haemorrhaging and a dislocated lens as well," Dr. Kittisak stated.

Boonlert said that to support eye patients at Chulalongkorn Hospital, we'd like to invite all runners, health enthusiasts and all of those interested in this event to come and be a part of PwC Thailand's Charity Run, "Restore Vision, Run for Sight" and raise at least THB 4,000,000 to spread the joy of giving.

About PwC Thailand's 60th Anniversary Charity Run: "Restore Vision, Run for Sight"
The PwC Thailand 60th Anniversary Charity Run: "Restore Vision, Run for Sight" will be held on Sunday, 22 September 2019.

The race will take place from 5.00am to 7.00am in front of the Bangkok City Tower, with two running categories: A Mini Marathon (10km) and a Fun Run (4km). For the runners who register for the 10km competition, there will be 120 prizes with a total value of THB 100,000.

All of the ticket purchases will be donated to purchase a posterior vitrectomy machine and ticket holders will receive a Compressport running shirt, who creates the world's leading sportwear. Runners who complete the race will also get a running medal.

The normal ticket is THB 660 and the VIP ticket is THB 2,000. For VIP tickets, runners will get a Compressport running shirt, a limited edition multipurpose headband and a receipt from the VIP ticket purchase, which is 200% tax deductible.

For more information about PwC Thailand's 60th Anniversary Charity Run, please visit: https://race.thai.run/RunforSight or www.pwc.com/th.

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