The Palm Resort Golf & Country Club in Johor and and TJ Mart recently organised the Run4Fund charity run in aid of the Palliative Care Association.
More than 600 participants took part in the unique 8km “golf course” run. For many of the participants, this is their first experience going through 18 holes in a golf course. The event managed to raise RM20,000.00 and all proceeds goes to the Palliative Care Association of Johor Baru.
“We were a bit worried in the beginning that we might not be able to get 500 participants as the response was slow from the participants. Coupled with the recent hazy situation, we were really worried that the turnout will be small. But in the end, the response was so good that we have to turn away interested participants who wanted to register even after the closing date, said Daphne Ng, the organising chairperson for the event.
“We wanted to make the run unique and interesting for the participants by having it on the golf course as many people have not been in a golf course before, let alone run on it,” said Jef Kong, the club CEO. He also hoped that this Charity Run4Fund will be an annual event in future, after presenting the mock cheque of RM20,000.00 to Dr. Angamuthu, the president of Palliative Care Association of Johor Baru.
Champion: Simon Rotich (27.15 minutes)
1st Runner-up: Mohd. Jironi Bin Riduan (27.26 minutes)
2nd runner-up : Muhd Zaqwah Bin Mohd Yusuf (29.58 minutes)
Champion: Faradilah Binti Raznie (34.32 minutes)
1st Runner-up: Sharmila A/P Sivakumar (35.45 minutes)
2nd Runner-up: Puspa Letchumy A/P Jaintheran (37.23 minutes)
All participants were also given a finisher medal upon completing the run.
The Palliative Care Association of Johor Baru was set up in 2007 to provide quality medical and nursing care for cancer patients. They have provided hospice care for more than 250 patients last year and are hoping to create greater awareness of their cause so that many more can benefit from their services. As the association is a non-profit making organisation, they look to corporate socially responsible companies for fundings.