Esso and Thai Red Cross Society announces “Esso Run: 125 Years of Bonding Together, Growing the Future,” teaming up with runners for the purchase of medical equipment to Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital, Chonburi

July 25, 2019, Amnuay Noratham building, Fund Raising Bureau-Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok: Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited together with the Thai Red Cross Society and Somdej Phra Borom Ratchathevi Na Sriracha Hospital jointly announced a charity event “Esso Run: 125 Years of Bonding Together, Growing the Future” on the occasion of 125th anniversary of Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand.  Total proceeds from the registration fee will be donated in full (without deducting any expenses) to the Thai Red Cross Society to purchase medical equipment for Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital in Chonburi province.

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Esso and Thai Red Cross Society announces “Esso Run: 125 Years of Bonding Together, Growing the Future,” teaming up with runners for the purchase of medical equipment to Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital, Chonburi

Sriracha Sheriff Niti Wiwatwanich (4th from right) joined to preside over the opening of the activity. On this occasion, the Sheriff, together with Deputy Mayor of Laem Chabang Community Thanee Kiatpipatkul (4th from left), Esso Chairman and Managing Director Jeremy R. Osterstock (3rd from left) as well as Esso Director Dr. Taweesak Bunluesin (3rd from right), jointly presented mangrove trees and fishes to leader of Ban Laem Chabang community Amporn Kotcharat (5th from left) and to the community club representatives to arrange the activities.

More than 300 people including employees of Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand, Esso Club, together with their families, members of the Environmental Protection Volunteer Club and Ban Laem Chabang community released fishes, and planted mangrove trees as part of good deeds in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s birthday.

This event is part of continuous volunteer activities organized by Esso Sriracha Refinery in cooperation with ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand and neighboring communities which received active participation from all related parties.

Thai Red Cross Assistant Secretary-General M.R. Priyangsri added, "The Thai Red Cross Society adores the good deed of Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand in organizing "ESSO RUN" with kind intention to raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment to the Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital in support to the activities of the Thai Red Cross Society.  It is great that all the proceeds from registration fee will be donated in full for this charity purpose.  This also copes with The Thai Red Cross Society mission to become a center of medical services in the Eastern region that meets international standards and ready to serve the ASEAN Community in handling health cases including those from accidents, casualties or other emergency conditions.”

Director of Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital, Emeritus Professor Dr. Chaiwet Nuchprayoon, also mentioned, "We are thankful to Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand for recognizing the importance of medical equipment for emergency use by the hospital.  At present, Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital is overcrowded and has the burden of serving more than 1 million patients per year. The existing buildings and medical tools are rather old which cannot well assist critical or emergency patients. The hospital therefore started the construction of Sri Sawarin Thiranusorn commemorating 150 years Building, to serve as a holistic health care center that can provide medical treatments, preventive care, health promotion up to international standards and emergency medical care.  The proceeds from the Esso Run will help support the purchase of modernized medical equipment to cope with the hospital needs and services.

The Charity Run event "ESSO RUN: 125 years of bonding together, growing the future” will be held on Sunday, 8 September 2019, on the route around Rattanakosin Island which has the most historic and exotic landmarks in Thailand such as the Grand Palace, Giant Swing, Victory Monument, Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn, Mahakan Fort, etc.  This event will bring together charitable runners to sweat and do a merit at the same time.

Let’s come and join in this good deed of charity run.  Donate money for the purchase of medical equipment to Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital and join the 125th anniversary celebration of Esso and ExxonMobil in Thailand in bonding together, growing the future.

Application opens for 3,000 participants (which is now fully booked).  However, interested parties can also donate money to contribute to the funds throughout the period.  Interested persons can donate to Fundraising Bureau of Thai Red Cross Society, Siam Commercial Bank, Thai Red Cross Society branch, Account no. 045-2-62588-8 (Please identify: For Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital).
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