Corporate TravelCharity ride raises funds for Vietnam’s disadvantaged – and you can help

Pedalling for a cause with Yaana Ventures

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This year’s YAANA Corporate Challenge is heading to Halong Bay.
This year’s YAANA Corporate Challenge is heading to Halong Bay.
YAANA Corporate Challenges are as much about the meeting of minds as a great physical work out and the appreciation of awesome scenery,– Mark Remijan, partner and CFO of YAANA Ventures

Getting fit and make contacts for a cause will see more than  20 bike riders cover 120 kms near Halong Bay in northern Vietnam October 19-20 to raise funds for Operation Smile Vietnam and Blue Dragon’s Children’s Foundation as part of YAANA Corporate Challenge 2019.

Event organisers, YAANA Ventures, are hoping to match the US$25,000 raised in 2017 which, through Operation Smile, funded 33 life-changing cosmetic operations for mostly young people.

Corporate sponsors participating in the ride this year include YAANA Ventures, Naruna Retreats, BSM Group, Chow Energy, Antipodeans, GROUND Asia, Zone Golf, Green Trails, Khiri Travel, HMP Master, bike tour organizer Indotrek, the Legacy Yen Tu-MGallery Hotel, and ScottAsia Communications.

Apart from charity, the concept of the YAANA Corporate Challenge is to let riders experience a great work out and build friendship and business networking over the two-and-a-half day event.

This year funds raised will also go towards the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation which helps street kids, young people with disabilities and fights against human trafficking in Vietnam.

During networking events in the evening, corporate participants will hear from executive coach  Bruce Hancock, founder of Naruna Retreats.

“YAANA Corporate Challenges are as much about the meeting of minds as a great physical work out and the appreciation of awesome scenery,” says Mark Remijan, partner and CFO of YAANA Ventures, and one of the 2019 riders.

“Participants will be making new business contacts and stretching minds as well as leg muscles,” he says.

To donate or find out more about future YAANA Challenges email [email protected].


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