CUHK EMBA (Chinese) Alumni Association Raises RMB 500,000 for Mainland Medical Staff

Feb 18, 2020

On behalf of the donors, a representative from the “Caring Task Force” of the CUHK EMBA (Chinese) Alumni Association (2nd from right) receives an Appreciation Letter from The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University

It has been a challenging start to the year with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which is evolving quickly and threatening lives worldwide. Despite restricted social activity, many of our alumni have nonetheless unified in their efforts to overcome these difficulties.

The CUHK EMBA (Chinese) Alumni Association recently established a “Caring Task Force”, whose joint-effort “Compassion Against the Epidemic” Fundraising Campaign raised RMB 500,000 from 71 donors in just 3 days. The donors included teachers, alumni and students, 14 of whom are from Hong Kong and 3 from Taiwan. All proceeds are being used to purchase supplies for frontline medical staff.

Mr. Zhou Chuifu, Chairman of the CUHK EMBA (Chinese) Alumni Association, said, “We are grateful to the donors who have supported our fundraising campaign, demonstrating true patriotism and civic duty at this critical time.”

The Caring Task Force worked tirelessly with the help of The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, consolidating resources and supplies to ensure proper allocation to those in need. Following careful consideration and with the full support of the donors, the proceeds will be used for: (1) surgical masks for frontline medical staff; (2) protective gear for frontline medical staff; and (3) N95 face masks for medical staff of The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University who are now stationed at the Intensive Care Units of various Wuhan hospitals. The first batch of 30,000 surgical masks, which are urgently needed, have already been purchased and delivered to Hubei. The other supplies are currently being acquired.

“I was deeply touched by the unity and team spirit demonstrated during this fundraising campaign. In particular, I was impressed with the speed and effectiveness with which the supplies were purchased, allocated and delivered. This once again underscores the strength of our alumni community. Everyone involved deserves a big round of applause,” said Ms. Florence Lai, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director.

The supplies are ready for delivery to frontline medical staff in Wuhan

Let’s work together to combat the virus!

The Appreciation Letter from The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University reflects the compassionate spirit of this meaningful fundraising campaign

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