Thursday, November 05, 2009

WALK WITH LOVE "爱心共行, 感恩有你"

What? Walk With Love Charity Walkathon

Where? Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya

When? 1 Nov 2009, 7:30am

Who? Organised by Than Hsiang Mitra Welfare Association

Why? To raise fund for Wan Ching Yuan Home for Senior Citizen and Mitra Welfare Centre.

It was a less "bom boom pow" and "in your face" kinda event unlike the Nutrlite Walk that I attended earlier. It was intimate and warm. Maybe it was because of the balloon decorations...LOL!

I saw many volunteers selling yummylicious homemade food to raise fund for the charity mentioned above.

FYI, the Mitra Line counselling service began its operation in Penang, 19 years ago after they had established Metta Mobile Free Clinic offering medical services to the less fortunate. Later, a welfare group was established visiting poor families and senior citizens.

Wan Ching Yuan retirement home is located in PJ, providing care for the aged.

The welfare services provided to the public are irregardless of religion and race even though the organization is basically guided by Buddha's teachings. They are carried out in line with their conviction to create a society where....

The Young To learn. The strong and Healthy to Serve. The aged and Sick to be Cared For. The Departed to Find Spiritual Destination.

The world (and the after world!) would be a better place if we all have these convictions. :)

There was lion dance. very typical Chinese do.

But I was surprise that they played NEGARAKU at the start of the event! Wow! Thumb ups for the guys for this patriotic gesture!

We should get NEGARAKU played at more function like this.

YB Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development of Malaysia.

Personal donation of YB Chew to the Walk With Love walkathon.

Beautiful Balloons, eh?

At the start line.

The lion danced as the walkers moved passed the starting line onto the main road.

I had to make a mad mad dash to Lake Garden for the terry Fox Run after the flag off... :)

And finally, the video.


You can find out more about this Than Hsiang Mitra Welfare association here.

"In this world hatred can never be appeased by hatred. Hatred can only be appeased by LOVE" - Ven Wei Hu.

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