A CHARITY run to benefit paediatric patients with rare diseases at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) will be held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, on May 1.
HKL director Dr Heric Corray Soloman Corray, who mooted the idea, said proceeds from the HKL City Run 2019 would benefit four non-profit organisations.
They are the Malaysia Metabolic Society, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Malaysia Association, Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association and Hydrocephalus Association of Malaysia.
The funds will be equally distributed to the four bodies for the treatment and care of paediatric patients with special needs.
Also supporting the run are Persatuan Rekreasi Wilayah Ceria 1Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and the Royal Malaysian Police.
There will be various activities, including exhibitions, health screening and booths selling different products during the run which will be held on a Labour Day, which is a public holiday.
Participants will also receive medals, T-shirts and goodie bags.
The highlight of the run is a lucky draw with attractive prizes up for grabs.
There will also be performances by invited artistes.
“The event would be a good opportunity for families to come together and take part in a healty activity while doing their bit for charity,” said Dr Heric, adding that patients from HKL will also be joining in the run.
The organisers are targetting 5,000 participants for the four categories – Men Open, Women Open, Men Senior and Women Senior.
The registration fee is RM60 per participant. There will also be a Family Fun Run category which is for two adults and two children at RM200.
To register, go to http://www.racexasia.com/event/hkl-city-run-2019 before April 7.
Companies interested in contributing can contact HKL Sports Club deputy president Ridzoni Sulaiman at firstname.lastname@example.org