Run4Fund charity run at Palm Resort

More than 600 participants at the recent Run4Fund charity run raised RM20,000 in aid of the Palliative Care Association of Johor Baru (PCA JB).

Participants at the flag-off of the Palm Resort Run4Fund
For many participants who were non-golfers, it was their first time on a golf course when they completed the 8-km charity run on a route designed on the Melati course of the Palm Resort Golf & Country Club.

Jointly organised by Palm Resort Berhad and TJ Mart Kulai, the charity run on a route within the golf course aimed to give non-golfer participants the opportunity to have first-hand experience of a golf course while running in a safe environment, free from road perils.

While the run offered only token sums of cash prizes of RM300, RM200, and RM100 for the top three runners in two categories for Ladies and Men, the response was overwhelming because it was for a good cause.

Organising chairperson for the event, Daphne Ng, said they were worried at first because the response was slow and the recent hazy weather may deter people from participating.

“But the response was so good that even after the closing date, we had to turn away registrations from interested people,” said Ng, grateful for the charitable hearts who supported their Run4Fund charity run.

The charity run was flagged off at 4pm and all participants who completed the route, received commemorative medals.

In the Men’s category, Simon Rotich emerged as champion, clocking 27.15 minutes while first runner-up, Mohd Jironi Riduan completed at a close 27.26 min and second runner-up, Muhd Zaqwah Mohd Yusuf clocked 29.58 min.

In the Women’s category, champion Faradilah Raznie completed the route in 34.32 min while first runner-up, Sharmila Sivakumar clocked 35.45 min and second runner-up, Puspa Letchumy Jaintheran, 37.23 min.

PCAJB president, Dr Angamuthu Rajoo [Left] receiving
the mock cheque from Palm Resort Golf & Country Club
CEO, Jef Kong
“We hope that this charity Run4Fund can be an annual event,” said Palm Resort Golf & Country Club CEO, Jef Kong when he presented a mock cheque for RM20,000 raised from the run, to PCAJB president, Dr Angamuthu Rajoo.

Since its inception in 2007, PCAJB has been giving essential support free-of-charge to terminally ill cancer patients and their families.

PCAJB provided hospice care for more than 250 patients last year and are keen to create greater awareness of their work so that more patients and their families can benefit from their services.

Palliative care is a medical specialty in providing comprehensive and compassionate care to help terminally ill patients have a better quality of life while respecting their right to live out their remaining days with dignity.

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A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 11 Nov 2015

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