In April 2021, Lanjingling carried out 3 regular weekend activities, 3 CSR activities, 6 special events, and the 6th Anniversary Celebration.
文字 Writer：陈晓斌 Clark
翻译 Translator：王弘毅 Yoyo
编辑 Editor：李纪元 Annie
蓝睛灵编辑部 Lanjingling Editorial Office
The Biggest News!
蓝睛灵6周岁啦！Lanjingling Turns 6!
4月17日，蓝睛灵以一场特别活动和生日宴会庆祝蓝睛灵6岁了。On April 17th, Lanjingling celebrated the 6th Anniversary with a special event and a birthday party.
Members and friends of Lanjingling, new and old, jogged around the park and dined together in restaurants. With the support of all participants comes the delight of us Lanjingling; with the earnestness of friends and families comes the smooth progressions of all our regular activities.
Thank you to all. Lanjingling will further forward in 2021.
REGULAR WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
The beYoureyeS 238th to 240th regular weekend activities were carried out on April 3rd, 17th, and 24th in Century Park and Minhang Cultural Park.
Specifically, the 238th regular activity was carried out in Century Park, the 239th regular activity was carried out in Minhang Cultural Park, and the 240th regular activity was carried out in both Puxi and Pudong.
The scheduled regular weekend activity on April 11th was cancelled due to rainy weather.
Hand on Hand by Lake Taihu: Lanjingling at Wuxi Marathon
In the forenoon of April 11th, 3 full-marathon teams and 1 mini-marathon team participated in the 2021 Wuxi Marathon by the fog-wreathed spring-vitalized Lake Taihu.
For this competition, teams have been training for numerous Sunday mornings in succession, each 25-30 km in length, demonstrating that no sweets come without sweats, and that hard work is the key to success.
With 03:36:36 and 03:37:34, Chenhui’s team and Shenlin’s team respectively made their PBs. Qilin Mo completed his first Marathon with a score of 04:00:43.
Lanjingling at Shanghai Half-Marathon
On April 18th, the lucky draw-winners from Lanjingling ran in the Shanghai Half-Marathon.
Despite starting the race in the last block, Chenhui Lu completed the run with the great result of 1:40:59 under the guidance and accompaniment of Yu and Agassi.
Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
Apple Conference About Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
After the Qingming Festival break, beYoureyeS released on its subscription account the invitation letter of Apple’s information session about employment for people with disabilities.
As a partner of Apple, Lanjingling was put in charge of communication and accessibility support work.
US Consulate X beYoureyeS CSR Experiential Charity Event
4月20日上午，恰逢美国驻上海总领事馆“Day of Service 助人为乐”年度主题日活动，美领馆30余位工作人员专程来到新虹桥绿地公园，参与“做你的眼睛”CSR体验式公益活动。大家在亲身体验的过程中了解并关注视障人士的真正需求，与蓝睛灵们一起推广无障碍理念。
In the forenoon on April 20th, US Consulate’s “Day of Service” annual thematic activity day, around 30 officers from the US Consulate arrived at Hongqiao Greenland Park to participate in ‘beYoureyeS’ CSR experiential charity event. Participants learnt about the daily needs of the visually impaired through firsthand experiences, spreading the tune of accessibility further around.
Lanjingling Invited to Dow’s Cultural Diversity Week
In the forenoon of April 23rd, Xiaobin Chen, a visually impaired member of Lanjingling, attended under invitation the Cultural Diversity Week of Dow Chemical’s Greater China Headquarter Office.
Lanjingling Accommodation in ‘Charity Shanghai’ Official Account, Charity Passport on the Way
Late March, Lanjingling officially became a charity foundation under the government-supervised ‘Charity Shanghai’ official account.Lanjingling participants could apply for a charity passport via online bookings or at designated commercial banks.
The charity passport is one which resides on the credit card system, provides identification for charity volunteers, and handles the three main functions of information records, protection of rights, and promotion through incentives.
On April 17th, at the 6th Anniversary Celebration Event, pre-registered Lanjingling members applied for Charity Passports collaboratively.
Lanjingling 6th Anniversary Special Activity and Feast
Due to the impact of coronavirus, Lanjingling’s 6th Anniversary Celebration was delayed to April.
In the forenoon of April 17th, Lanjingling carried out special events at Minhang Cultural Park.
Lanjingling members wore blue and white pigmented shirts and delightfully joined the run, and traveled directly to the Cypress Hotel afterwards.
At noon, incoming Lanjingling members elegantly signed their names onto the board, before leaving photograph prints with their vibrant rejuvenating outfits.
4 hosts delivered the opening remarks. Then, Jiyuan gave a speech.
The excellent performances summoned loud applauses, and Lanjingling members surged with emotions as the Birthday Song chorus ringed.
The award ceremony during the anniversary delivered gratitude to everyone who participated and supported our program in 2020. Only with you, will Lanjingling progress even further.
Fitness 100 Sustained, Interviews From Shanghai Morning Post
The 22nd through 24th ‘Fitness 100’ virtual fitness activities were carried out on April 5th, 19th, and 26th.
In recent activities, coaches scheduled additional group trainings after the free training time. HIIT activities warmed up the vibe, participants intensified their training without the loss of interest.
During the activity on April 19th, coaches and visually impaired fitness enthusiasts were interviewed by Shanghai Morning Post.
The interview footages were released on 021 Weibo video account in the afternoon of April 21st.
This marks the end to this Monthly Newsletter, thank you for reading.
beYoureyeS is a charitable activity, launched in Shanghai in January 2015, is devoted to promoting the concept of sports accessibility, making it possible for persons with visually impairments.
Everyone attending our activities calls each other Lanijngling, no matter what kind of physical condition he or she is in, and that is where our NGO’s name came from.
We believe that everyone can participate in sports freely and naturally, can enjoy the happiness, freedom and well-being derived from sports.
We organize diverse activities, encourage all walks of life to participate in sports and cross-border, and ultimately be aware of human dignity.
We know that the road to follow requires a heart of the Ironman, needs physical strength and endurance, wisdom and courage, patience and time.
Thank you for your support and your company along the way.
Experiential Philanthropy Activity, CSR Activity, School Inclusive Activity, Adaptive Sports Race
Fitness 100、Rope 100、100Days Engagement
We hope that whilst we're in the competition together,
we may all converge our energy as one to make each and all strong，
We hope that whilst doing sports together,
we are able to find the nerve to be strong enough to face challenges head on.