Raising funds for NASAM in conjunction with World Heart Day 2018
Regency Specialist Hospital (Regency) flagged off its charity ride and fitness marathon recently to raise funds for a new rehabilitation building for National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), Johor Bahru.
Hundreds of riders from all walks of life including students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Cahaya Masai also showed their support in the cycling event. Flagged off at 8am, the ride took on a route of key areas within Seri Alam for approximately 2.5 hours.
With a strong focus on caring for the heart, Regency’s key message was “Preventive healthcare and wellness through regular screening”.
Serena Yong, Chief Executive Officer of Regency Specialist Hospital said, “The heart is said to be the hardest working muscle in the body. Whether we are awake or asleep, our heart continues its role yet often we tend to disregard its wellbeing,”
She added that funds were raised in forms of sponsors, corporate donations and charity sale of special World Heart Day Doughnut. Together with corporate funding, Regency raised more than RM6,000.00, directly channelled to NASAM.
The event had attracted the public to come over and take part in the activities provided including blood donation. The public also stood a chance to undergo a basic health screening, free skin check-up and health consultations.
Regency has recently relocated their Physiotherapy department and it has now evolved into an expanded Rehabilitation Centre. With new on-board physicians, the hospital now houses extended services such as cardiac rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.