Sports event for stroke sur­vivors

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PETALING JAYA: A first-ever sport­ing event for stroke sur­vivors will be held next year to show­case the re­mark­able abil­i­ties of such in­di­vid­u­als.

Na­tional Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia (Nasam) found­ing chair­man Janet Yeo said the “Stroke Games” is based on the be­lief that sports can heal the brain and the games are able to pro­vide a plat­form for stroke sur­vivors to over­come chal­lenges and in­spire them to com­pete in the spirit of sports­man­ship.

Yeo said the Stroke Games is piv­otal to tak­ing Nasam and stroke sur­vivors to new heights as the games is in tan­dem with the as­so­ci­a­tion’s mis­sion of nur­tur­ing stroke sur­vivors through holis­tic stroke-spe­cific pro­grammes.

The games will be held at the Pana­sonic Na­tional Sports Com­plex in Shah Alam, and will see the par­tic­i­pa­tion of about 800 stroke sur­vivors, fam­ily and friends from Nasam’s nine clubs na­tion­wide.

“There will be 34 sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, eight in­di­vid­u­als and 26 group chal­lenges, all of which has been care­fully se­lected and mod­i­fied to be safe for stroke sur­vivors,” Nasam re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion train­ing and de­vel­op­ment head Qamer Iqbal Khan said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

Nasam is seek­ing con­tri­bu­tions from or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als and spon­sor­ship can be in cash or in the form of spe­cific items such as ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion for par­tic­i­pants and their care­givers, T-shirts, tro­phies and trans­porta­tion.

In re­turn, spon­sors will be fea­tured on pro­mo­tional ma­te­ri­als and also on Nasam’s of­fi­cial web­site.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Nasam at 03-80756000 or me­dia@about­

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