Virtual Run to Provide Education Supplies for Underprivileged Single Mothers’ Children

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Serena Yong, CEO of Regency Specialist Hospital with the event poster

Regency Specialist Hospital (Regency) and its sister hospital, Mahkota Medical Centre (Mahkota) is inviting Malaysian of all ages to participate in the BERSAMA VIRTUAL CHARITY RUN 2020. The registration is now open till 10th October 2020 or till 2,500 slots are fully subscribed. All proceeds raised will go exclusively towards the provision of educational supplies to benefit underprivileged single mothers’ children.

Bersama Virtual Charity Run 2020 rallies community support for a worthy cause to help the children of single mothers to do well at school.

The hospitals are aiming to raise RM70,000. The funds raised is for the provision of a good quality back-support schoolbag, a sturdy pair of school shoes and a full-set of new school uniform in preparation for a new school year.

Stanley Lam, CEO of Mahkota Medical Centre

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, life has been more challenging for the underprivileged society – especially for financially unstable single mothers who are unable to afford education supplies for their children, apart from basic sustenance.

“The inaugural Bersama Virtual Charity Run 2020 is a healthy and safe way to unite the community virtually while furthering a good cause. I fully support and urge the community to register and participate in the run. Each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do it. Together, let’s build a brighter and healthier society,” said Serena Yong, Chief Executive Officer of Regency Specialist Hospital.

“Through social assistance, we hope to ease the financial burden of single mothers while at the same time empowering them to rebuild their lives,” said Stanley Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Mahkota Medical Centre.

There is no age limit to participate in the Bersama Virtual Charity Run 2020. The available running categories are 5KM, 10KM, 42KM and 227KM. Each participant may register for either one of the option or a combination of the four. The participation fees are RM35 per category.

‘BERSAMA VIRTUAL CHARITY RUN 2020’ Poster

Upon successful registration and payment, participants may start to run from 16th September 2020 till 30th October 2020 in any location and pace of choice provided that it is within the stipulated timeframe. Any light exercises such as walking steps, going up and down stairs are also accepted. Participants may upload their running records at https://hmi.com.sg/bersamavcr/login/.

The first 300 registered participants will receive a gym towel embroidered with the event logo for free. Participants who successfully completed the run with verified records will receive an exclusive runner-kit through post or to be collected at the respective hospital which consists of a medal and a bandana. For more information or to register, please visit https://hmi.com.sg/bersamavcr/