Sports event for stroke survivors
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 email@example.com