Running for a worthy cause

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  • Saturday, 01 Sep 2012

Off they go: DKSH employees taking to the streets for the 5km charity run that managed to raise RM35,000.

DKSH MALAYSIA, part of the global DKSH Group, received more response for its second DKSH Fantree Club Charity Run, and succeeded in raising RM35,000 for worthy causes.

The event, which was spearheaded by the DKSH Malaysia Fantree Sports & Recreation Club, drew about 600 runners – almost 100 more than last year’s 500 participants.

For every person who registered, main sponsor Alladdin Lighters pledged to donate RM50 and more funds were collected through the registration fees and contributions in kind.

The funds will be distributed to three charitable homes — Rumah Kanak-kanak Angels in Jalan Kelang Lama, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah and Rumah Kasih, a shelter for abandoned senior citizens and terminally ill patients at Jalan Dewan Bahasa.

“I am proud to see our employees go all out to support such charitable causes. They immersed themselves in not just helping the less fortunate but also in ensuring the hightest quality of services for our clients and business partners,” said DKSH human resources director Jeffrey Vincent Ng, who is also Fantree Sports & Recreation Club president.

The participants gathered at the DKSH office compound in Jalan University, Petaling Jaya, from as early as 6am before setting off at 7am on the 5km run.

At the finish line, runners from four categories — female senior, male senior, female open, and male open — were treated to a light breakfast from sponsors Famous Amos, Boh and Indocafe. Bio-Life was also one of the sponsors.

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