RUN FOR C.A.R.E at CI Medini

Ivy Tan (2nd from right) with Thomas Ong (4th from right), Takeshi Matsukata (5th from right), John Tok (6th from right) and other representatives from various groups at the Press conference for Run For C.A.R.E.

On 14th December 2019, get your running shoes ready and run for a cause at the “RUN FOR C.A.R.E (Children Awareness Responsible Environment)” happening at CI Medini, Iskandar Puteri from 7.30am to 10.30am.

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Jointly organised by Kiwanis Club of Taman Sentosa, CI Medini and Master Paw Feng Shui Consultancy, the fundraising charity run is targeting to raise RM250,000 for special needs children who have autism, Down Syndrome and learning disorder, among others.

40% of the amount raised will be channelled to Kiwanis Careheart Centre in Persisiran Sutera Danga 1, Taman Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru, while 30% will be allocated for the purchase of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) vaccines from UNICEF, and the remaining 30% is supposed to be channelled to Sopheak’s Friendship School (SFS) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. However, SFS representative Thomas Ong, a popular Singaporean actor announced that SFS will donate its entire 30% per cent quota to Kiwanis which is more in need.

Event organising chairman John Tok said this is the first time an NGO is organising a fundraising charity run that will benefit underprivileged children across the globe regardless of race and ethnicity.

Kiwanis Club of Taman Sentosa president Ivy Tan said that there are currently 67 special children studying in the Kiwanis Careheart Centre. “The centre spends about RM50,000 every month. We will provide different types of assistance based on the economic situation of each family. The minimum fee is RM400 per month. Therefore, we need public assistance to maintain and run the centre.”

Also present was CI Medini Managing Director Takeshi Matsukata.

The charity run features two categories; 5 km and 8 km. Registration fee is RM60 for adults, RM30 for children aged 7 to 12, and free for children under 7 years old.  School or college with more than 10 participants may sign up at a special rate of RM40.

Those who wish to sponsor or participate in the event may visit Kiwanis Club of Taman Sentosa  Facebook Page or call 019-711 3383, 012-779 8156, 012-772 7736 for further enquiries.