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