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MGM Children’s Health Day Safeguards Physical Wellness of Macau’s Next Generation

Worker’s Medical Clinic Conducting Check-ups for 200 Children

Aug 20, 2020

In support of Macau SAR government’s policy of “A sound healthcare system, putting prevention first”, MGM recently held “MGM Children’s Health Day” with the assistance of professionals from Worker’s Medical Clinic of Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) to conduct free medical check-ups for 200 children. On the same occasion, MGM Volunteer Team played games conveying health message with the children, who also received a health gift pack as a reminder of adopting a healthy lifestyle.

 

Held at The Grand Ballroom of MGM MACAU, “MGM Children’s Health Day” was attended by FAOM President Ho Sut Heng, Consultant Leong Iok Wa and MGM representatives, including Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources; Michelle Chiu, Vice President of Human Resources; and Irene Wong, Vice President of Public and Community Relations. Participating children, aged 6 to 12, came from Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office, The Salvation Army (Macau) Education Center, Fountain of Love and Joy Integrated Family Service Center – Caritas Macau, Good Shepherd Center & Good Shepherd Sisters’ Women Mutual Center as well as children of MGM team members.

 

Medical personnel from Worker’s Medical Clinic checked the eyes, oral cavity and spine of the children with great patience, giving parents a brief idea of their physical condition. Apart from disease prevention, the medical checks would enable the parents to attend to their children’s health problems as soon as possible. MGM volunteers also did exercise with the children and imparted health knowledge to them through playing games. The children also enjoyed the fun of balloon twisting and watched the “Sea Odyssey” show at Grande Praça. The event concluded by distributing health gift packs to the children. Each contained children’s health food, disinfectant spray, kids’ toothpaste, plus iron, zinc and calcium supplements.

 

Leong Iok Wa, Consultant of FAOM, said, “The event has raised the awareness of the parents on the need of monitoring their children’s health. They also understand that an overlooked risk may impair their children’s physical development. This thoughtful event hosted by MGM has created a relaxing atmosphere for children to learn how to build a healthy diet and lifestyle, which will help to reduce the burden on Macau’s medical system in the long run. We are looking forward to cooperating with MGM again on launching more initiatives to protect the health of children as well as people of different ages. We hope that our joint effort will serve as a guardian of health in the community.”

 

A member of Good Shepherd Center, Ms. Fong took her kid to join the event and said, “Children tend to have a sweet tooth. Some of them also spend a lot of time on digital devices which may lead to poor posture. These would put the health of their oral cavity, eyes and spine at risk. It’s so fortunate that this activity helps us identify possible ailments of our children and reminds us on monitoring their behavior lifestyle.”

 

 

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About MGM

 

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 

 

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

 

MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.

 

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

 

Jessie Kuan

Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam

Public Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo