More than 6,000 run The Good Run for can­cer aware­ness

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 6,000 peo­ple raced for a good cause in Sun­way’s The Good Run re­cently.

Pre­sented by Sun­way Prop­erty and Sun­way Med­i­cal Cen­tre in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Subang Jaya Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (MPSJ) and Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, the event man­aged to col­lect RM200,000 for the Cancer­link Foun­da­tion.

The pro­ceeds would be used for the foun­da­tion’s can­cer aware­ness pro­grammes and Psy­choso­cial Health Care Sup­port Pro­gramme.

Pru­den­tial was the event’s spon­sor and Sun­way City was the of­fi­cial venue. Par­tic­i­pants were en­cour­aged to re­hy­drate at wa­ter stops us­ing the free col­lapsi­ble cups given dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion.

The run­ners’ race dri-fit shirts also fit the sus­tain­able theme, made from re­cy­cled poly­eth­yl­ene tereph­tha­late. Be­fore the run, Sun­way Prop­erty set up a Sus­tain­able Liv­ing Vil­lage in Sun­way Geo from Oct 27 to 29, to pro­vide “edu­tain­ment” ac­tiv­i­ties and aware­ness on the United Na­tions’ 17 sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment (SDG) goals.

Sun­way Bhd Prop­erty De­vel­op­ment di­vi­sion Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Sarena Cheah said the vil­lage and the race were cre­ated as plat­forms to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether to achieve the agenda set out in SDG 17.

“Sun­way is all about healthy com­mu­nity liv­ing, and we hope that every­one who at­tended had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand, a healthy life­style while liv­ing, learn­ing and work­ing within Sun­way City,” said Sun­way Group Health­care Ser­vices man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Lau Beng Long. He said it was es­ti­mated that one in four Malaysians would de­velop can­cer by age 75. There­fore, Lau said the run was a good event to raise aware­ness on the ill­ness.

“At Sun­way Med­i­cal Cen­tre, we have ac­quired cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy to treat can­cer, sup­ported by a team of clin­i­cians to man­age all types of can­cer,” Lau said.

Chair­man of the Cancer­link Foun­da­tion Board of Trus­tees Joanne V. Fer­nan­dez (cen­tre) re­ceiv­ing a mock cheque for pro­ceeds from The Good Run from Sun­way Group Health­care Ser­vices man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Lau Beng Long (sec­ond from left). With them are Subang Jaya Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil deputy pres­i­dent Mohd Zulka­r­nain Che Ali (sec­ond from right), Sun­way Ber­had Prop­erty De­vel­op­ment Di­vi­sion (Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore) man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Sarena Cheah (right) and Rapid KL chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Sham­sul Rizal Mohd Yusof (left).

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