Run For Health with Manulife
Siem Reap, December 4, 2022 – Manulife Cambodia, the first wholly foreign-owned life insurance company in the kingdom, is delighted to celebrate the completion of this year’s Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, the 27th time that the iconic race has been run, and the ninth year that Manulife has been its exclusive sponsor.
After two years of reduced participation caused by the pandemic, the Angkor Wat half marathon came back to Siem Reap in full scale this year with almost 8,000 runners from 69 countries, making it the biggest sporting event in Cambodia. Sponsorship of the race is part of Manulife’s commitment to bring economic benefit to local communities in Cambodia and to help Cambodian people live healthier, more active lives.
In addition to being the exclusive sponsor, Manulife Cambodia initiated a fundraising campaign to support the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), a non-profit pediatric healthcare organization that has provided high-quality treatment and saved the lives of more than 2 million Cambodian children in the last 20 years. This year, US$44,755 was raised, bringing Manulife Cambodia's total support for AHC to nearly US$600,000.
“We are proud of our role in sponsoring the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon in support of empowering health and wellbeing for families across Cambodia.” said Justin Helferich, CEO and General Manager of Manulife Cambodia. “In addition to supporting health, the half marathon also contributes directly to the growth of the local economy and tourism, driving inclusive economic opportunities, and accelerating a sustainable future for our customers, colleagues and the communities we serve, those are also the key pillars of Manulife’s Impact Agenda."
The annual Angkor Wat International Half Marathon was first run in 1996. The race is organized by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia to promote health and wellness, as well as to raise funds for charities and organizations that support underprivileged children and victims of anti-personnel mines in Cambodia.