Miss World brings charity spirit to city

Miss World 2008, Ksenia Sukhinova, arrived at Ho Chi Minh City on May 29 after enjoying a daytrip to Ha Long Bay. She will continue her charity trip on May 31.

Miss World 2008, Ksenia Sukhinova, with RAAS CEO Hoang Kieu at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on May 29

She will visit the Que Huong Humanity Center for Feeding and Teaching Disadvantaged Children in the southeastern province of Binh Duong on May 31.
The US-based Rare Antibody Antigen Supply (RAAS) will also donate VND100 million (US$5,710) and 100 beds to the center.
The next two days will see Miss Sukhinova in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. She and a RAAS delegation will inaugurate 30 social houses and present 100 gifts to local poor families.
On June 2, Miss Sukhinova will appear together with the 2004 Miss World Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia at a concert to raise money for the "Vong tay nhan ai" (Compassionate Arm) fund for poor patients in Can Tho City.
The concert has already received many donations, both local and international, including VND500 million ($28,570) from RAAS and VND130 million ($7,420) from Leyna Nguyen, a popular Vietnamese American television anchor from Los Angeles.

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By Truong Son

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