Scar of Life 3 raises $121,000 to save 112 lives!!!
May 30th, 2012 by VinaCapital Foundation
Scar of Life 3 featured the world premiere of “The Journey,” the emotional and inspirational short film by acclaimed director Cuong Ngo and starring Ngo Thanh Van and Vietnam’s best young actress, Lan Ngoc. “The Journey” is based on the true story of Cao Hung Vy, one of our heart kids whose will to live overcame long odds and extreme suffering and pain. Starting June 1 on International Children’s Day, “The Journey” will be screened in theaters across Vietnam—tickets are only 20,000 VND (~$1) and 100% of the proceeds will go to Heartbeat Vietnam. Watch this link for The Journey’s trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ssg0n3uVM0&feature=g-upl Click here to see our viewing schedule.
The evening’s other highlights also included the debut of the “Heart of Glass” fashion collection designed especially for Scar of Life 3 by Vietnam’s top designer, Do Manh Cuong. The fashion show featured the country’s top celebrities such as Dam Vinh Hung, Tang Thanh Ha, Ngoc Trinh, Thu Huong, and Ngo Thanh Van, Hoang Thuy. The clothes were auctioned off immediately afterwards with the highest bid of $15,000 for Dam Vinh Hung’s custom white sequin tuxedo jacket! The fun and exciting live auction, which also included a python handbag from Christian Louboutin and a magnum bottle of Grey Goose vodka, raised over $54,000!
Scar of Life 3 also included a silent auction of special items, including a luxury trip to Dubai with business class airfare from Emirates Airlines and luxury Mövenpick hotels, works of art by celebrated artist Truong Thanh, and stays at the Mövenpick and Ritz-Carlton hotels across Southeast Asia. The silent auction brought in nearly $18,000 for Heartbeat Vietnam!
One of the biggest highlights of the evening was the “light your hearts up” portion of the evening. Each guest received a heart-shaped light that they would turn on if they wanted to donate $1,000 to save a child, and to the happiness of all, 60 hearts were lit to donate $60,000 to Heartbeat Vietnam!
Scar of Life: HEART OF GLASS was unqualified success, raising over $121,000 to save at least 121 precious lives! The dedication of Ngo Thanh Van and her team at VAA presented a marvelous show including performances by Dam Vinh Huong, Uyen Linh and Vu Song Vu, one of the finalists of Vietnam’s Got Talent. Thanks to the VAA team and all the donors of the evening, 121 children who are suffering terribly will get a chance to smile and laugh again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Press Conference Sponsor
Grey Goose Vodka
John Robert Powers
Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi
Mövenpick Hotel Saigon
Vietnam Language Studies
Saigon Movies Media
Anh Hai – Trung Uong
Ben Thanh Land
Duong Minh Language School
Dr. Tung’s Foundation
Ernst & Young
Mövenpick Hotel Saigon
Vietnam Infrastructure Limited
Vietnam Opportunity Fund Ltd
Vina Dai Phuoc
Vinh Thai Urban Development Corporation