UON Pakthom, a Cambodian singer and performer better known as Sai, has completed a 303km charity run along with dedicated companions from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in nine days.
Sai’s latest pavement-pounding efforts have so far raised $66,470 for cancer treatment at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap province.
Pakthom first made headlines in 2020 when he began “Run for Charity with Sai” to raise funds for the hospital by running across the Kingdom.
The “Run with Sai: 400,000 Steps to Save Children with Cancer” began on October 22, with the endurance feat completed on October 30.
“We cannot help children directly at the hospital, but we can help with charity work, like through running, singing, and more, to raise funds,” he said at the run’s destination.
He said the amount raised was just the beginning, with more funds to come as donations were still being accepted.
Sai thanked the many generous donors for their contributions, no matter how big or small, and called on the public to keep regularly supporting the important work of the hospital.
Donations can be made through ABA Bank, with the name Angkor Hospital for Children and account number 000 320 555, or via WING 9122 in Khmer riel and 8122 in US dollars.
Another option is giving via ACLEDA Bank, with the name Angkor Hospital for Children and account number 01000105696828.
The hospital has treated 508 children with cancer since 2012, and currently spends between $350,000 and $450,000 a year taking care of these young patients.