Fun run to raise funds for children with cancer

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019

(From left) Hoe Guan, Mok and first vice-district governor Datuk Javern Lim Chong Hee explaining the objectives and details of the 25th District Twinning Anniversary Programme in Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort, Kuala Lumpur.

GENEROSITY and willingness to give back to society brings members of Lions Clubs International (LCI) District 308 B1 Malaysia together to create a profound impact on the lives of those in need.

In conjunction with the 25th District Twinning Anniversary, LCI District 308 B1 Malaysia will be organising a 5km fun run on March 2.

Sponsored by Celebrity Fitness, AE Multi Holdings Bhd and Connect County Holdings Bhd, the event aims to raise funds for children with cancer and proceeds will go towards the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM).

The activity is open to the public at Laman Perdana in Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens) from 7am to 10.30am.

“Participation fee for the run is RM50 per person and it includes a finisher’s medal, souvenir shirt and light refreshments.

“We anticipate over 1,000 participants, including Lions clubs members around the world, to take part in the run,” said LCI District 308 B1 district chairman for international relations Tan Poh Ling during a press conference at Saddle Coffee House in Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort, Kuala Lumpur.

“We encourage family members and friends to come together to spend a meaningful morning with us,” said LCI District 308 B1 district governor Michelle Mok Shiau Ping.

In addition, there will be a 2km run, specially for Special Olympics children, which will take place simultaneously on the same day at Laman Perdana.

Some 300 orphans as well as children from needy families and indigenous communities from various parts of Malaysia are expected to participate in the run to help raise awareness about healthy lifestyle.

“Special Olympics is an international, non-governmental organisation that offers year-round sports training to individuals with intellectual disabilities,” said organising secretary of 25th District Twinning Anniversary Programme Serena Yeo.

“Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Asia Pacific Special Olympics five years ago,

our clubs have been carrying out various inclusive projects to empower the special needs community,” said Lions Clubs International Multiple District 308 Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore council chairman Lim Hoe Guan.

Hoe Guan added that besides community services, LCI District 308 B1 had extended

to other types of service projects such as leadership development and environmental services in recent years.

Various other programmes have been planned for the 25th anniversary event, including outings to Kidzania and Kuala Lumpur attractions for underprivileged children in the country.

“We strive to provide the children with hands-on support and bring joy to their lives. We hope to create unforgettable moments for them,” said Mok.

Lions clubs from six other countries, namely Singapore, Thailand, China, Indonesia, India and the Philippines, will

be jointly involved in the 25th district twinning anniversary programme from March 1 to 3.

Those interested to join the run, can

call 012-538 3200 (Haw Jin) or 010-229 9283 (Jia Yi).

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