24-hour walk to raise
awareness of Cervical Cancer
Pan Pacific Bangkok Walk 4 Women 2009
Michal Zitek, general manager of Pan Pacific
Bangkok poses with co-sponsors and media partners, including celebrities, in
the official launch of Pan Pacific Bangkok’s Walk 4 Women 2009 at the
Pacific Ballroom 4-5, Pan Pacific Bangkok.
Pan Pacific Bangkok, supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, Tourism
Authority of Thailand and National Cancer Institute, proudly launches the
campaign “Walk 4 Women 2009” aimed at raising funding and awareness for
Cervical Cancer a major women’s health risk; promoting prevention and a
healthy lifestyle in today’s modern times.
Cervical Cancer is the most common cancers in Thai women; an estimated 6,100
new cases are diagnosed annually with 3,100 deaths caused each year. Most
cases in Thailand are diagnosed at an advanced stage, which makes it more
difficult to treat and cure patients.
Pan Pacific Bangkok Walk 4 Women 2009 will occur on February 7-8 2009 at
Lumpini Park. 500 people are expected to complete the walk in 24 hours, and
a hundred more will participate in the surrounding entertainment and events.
It is anticipated that 2,000 people will participate in the event, including
a number of prominent celebrities.
The course navigates the beautiful scenery of Bangkok’s Lumpini Park –
creating a wonderful setting for this worthy event. Participants will be
categorized by 24 hour walk/run individual and 24 hour walk/run team. The
course is a 1.2 kilometer loop within Lumpini Park with start and finish at
the Lumpini Park Open Air Theater.
The funds raised by the Pan Pacific Bangkok Walk 4 Women 2009 will be
donated to the National Cancer Institute to assist with research and support
for cervical cancer patients.
This is a prime opportunity for companies and individuals to demonstrate
their focus on social responsibility by participating in a fun event
supporting a very worthwhile cause.
Registration at the Public Relations Department, Pan Pacific Bangkok
02-632-9000 / Go AdventureAsia Co., Ltd 02- 2362931-32/ www.walk4women .com
and www.goadventureasia .com
For more information contact Bhakanundh Thanasom (director of PR) and
Krongthong Kirdnark (PR coordinator), 02-632-9000#4117 and 4107.
at the Steak House
Pictured is GM at Le Crystal,
Kitti Changpeam, with World Class Wine’s marketing and sales director,
Pongsak Tiamsuttikarn, at the restaurant’s recent wine-tasting for its
Privilege Card members of 14 wines from Australia, Chile, California and
France. Hors d’ouvres were served with the wines, and Pongsak was on hand to
give guests the benefit of his expert knowledge.
Red Cross receives helping hand from charity musical
Mom Luang Preeyapun Sridhavat
and the committee from the 7th Musical Dance Play “Peter Pan 2008 and
Classic Ballet La Bayadere” present a cheque for 200,000 baht to Achara
Sa-nguanpong, Chairman of the Red Cross of Thailand, Chiang Mai Chapter.
A cheque for 200,000 baht was presented on November 14 to Achara
Sa-nguanpong, Chairwoman of both the Red Cross Chiang Mai Chapter and the
Northern Mentally Retarded People Welfare Center in Sarapee district.
Making the presentation was Mom Luang Preeyapun Sridhavat, in her capacity
as Director and Principal of the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy, along with board
members of the 7th Charity Musical Dance Play ‘Peter Pan 2008 and Classic
Ballet La Bayadere’
The money was raised from the charity musical and ballet which was staged in
June at the Kad Theatre Kad Suan Kaew and it will now be divided between
both the Red Cross and the welfare center, both of which fall under the
patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
ML Preeyapun told the Chiang Mai Mail that this auspicious day was
chosen in honour of His Majesty the King’s coming birthday on December 5 and
also for making special merit to the late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, in
fond remembrance of her great contribution and support towards the promotion
of art and culture in Thailand.
Indochina Media Memorial Foundation awards its latest graduates
Graduates and teachers from
the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation (IMMF) course held at the Amari
The graduation ceremony for students of the latest Indochina Media
Memorial Foundation (IMMF) course was held November 14 at the Amari Rincome
Hotel, and was presided over by IMMF’s Executive Director, Sarah McLean. The
month-long course, entitled ‘Ageing Asia’, involved students from Laos,
Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, and was sponsored by Swedish
Government Aid, arranged by the evening’s guest of honour, the Director of
the Swedish Environmental Secretariat for Asia, Christer Holtsberg.
IMMF seeks, by contributing to the development of journalism, to build a
better future for the region. Launched in 1994 by journalists, its original
aim was to assist colleagues who were emerging from war, poverty and
isolation. Since then the foundation has conducted 21 major training courses
in the fields of print and broadcasting journalism as well as news
In his speech, Christer told the graduates that he had great hopes for a
more unbiased media and more efficient journalism. Ngo Phan Ngat Phuong from
Vietnam, one of the graduates, explained to the Mail’s reporter that,
“The course has helped me to realize the importance of accurate information,
to organize a hard news story in the correct manner, and to be aware of the
rules of good photography.”
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