China's First 'Jackie Chan Children's Eye Center' Set up at West China Hospital

Dec 03, 2010, 10:00 ET from West China Hospital

CHENGDU, China, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan came to West China Hospital to unveil the "World Eye Organization Jackie Chan Children's Eye Centre of West China Hospital of Sichuan University". The founding of this centre should be attributed to the successful cooperation between the West China Hospital and World Eye Organization (WEO) on the "Welfare Programs for Blindness Prevention and Treatment", the proactive arrangements of relative parties and the great support extended by the famous Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan as well as the Chairman of the WEO Mr. Lin Wenjie. The Vice President of Sichuan University Mr. Bu Hong, Director of the West China Hospital Mr. Shi Yingkang, Vice Director Mr. Li Weimin and President of the WEO Mr. Lin Wenjie were also in attendance. The ceremony was presided over by Mr. Li Weimin.

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Mr. Bu Hong gave his speech on the ceremony and he stressed that as an important medical base deployed in west China, West China Hospital undertakes the sacred and critical mission to provide medical service for people in this wide region. West China Hospital had won an excellent reputation for its remarkable performance in the 5.12 Wenchuan earthquake and the Yushu earthquake. Speaking of the founding of this center, Mr.Bu quipped that as a big fan of Jackie Chan, he could see his idol not only on the screen but also from the sites where disasters had descended and rescue work was needed. He paid sincere respect to Jackie Chan's contribution to China's charity course. After more than 2 years of cooperation between West China Hospital and WEO, this center was finally built up and it would bring better treatment and a brighter future for children in west China especially for those in the earthquake-hit areas.

Then, Jackie Chan, Mr. Bu Hong, Mr. Shi Yingkang and Mr. Lin Wenjie turned on the light-emitting crystal ball together with melodious music and the "World Eye Organization Jackie Chan Children's Eye Centre of West China Hospital of Sichuan University" was thus formally set up.

SOURCE West China Hospital