Sunday, October 02, 2011

News: Rock To Rock Run 2011 Aims To Raise RM50,000 For Charity

Following the success of the first Rock to Rock Run in 2010, this charity fun run is back for the second year. Rock to Rock Run 2011 organized by Hard Rock Hotel Penang with the support from the Penang State Government, Penang Amateur Athletic Association (PAAA) and Majlis Sukan Negeri (MSN) is scheduled to be held on 13 November 2011 from 6.30am at Batu Ferringhi to Teluk Bahang. All proceeds from this run will benefit the Crystal Family Home and Association of Rehab of the Disabled. Hard Rock Hotel Penang together with all its partners aim to raise RM50,000 which will be shared between both organizations.

This year’s run saw a return support from its past sponsors namely AMD, Lions Club Gold Coast and Tropical Spice Garden. AMD has generously pledge their commitment towards this project as the sole Diamond Sponsor with a donation of RM20,000 to support this event. Rock to Rock Run has also received support from new sponsors which include the Penang Turf Club, Agilent Technologies and Brooks.

“In 2010, we witness a great success from first Rock to Rock Run. Our first charity together with our generous sponsors successfully raised over RM40,000 for a charitable home in Penang. This year, we are confident to exceed our past success based on the support from the sponsors and the response that we have been receiving from the runners. Everyone is looking forward to this event,” said Shane Coates, Executive Assistant Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

The press conference cum official launch was hosted by Hard Rock Hotel Penang, represented by Mr. Shane Coates, Executive Assistant Manager and was officiated by the Y.B. Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, Exco of Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development. Also present were Mr. Lee Moon Khoon from AMD, Mr. Francis Goh from Lions Club (Gold Coast), Mr. Govindasamy Veeriah from Penang Amateur Athletic Association (PAAA), Pastor David Barnabas and Sister Esther Barnabas of Crystal Family Home and Tan Ooi Cheng, Honorary Secretary of Persatuan Pemulihan Orang-Orang Cacat Negeri Pulau Pinang.


Crystal Family Home (CFH) is a non-profit voluntary welfare organization established by couple Barnabas & Esther in 2009 to help children who need a home. Children in need at the home include those who are being raised by grandparents who are no longer able; children who have been abused, neglected, orphaned, troubled, or poor, and children from dysfunctional families.


The Association of the Rehabilitation of the Disabled is a non-profit organization established in 1989 at Jalan Besi, Green Lane. The Association provides opportunities for disabled persons – both physical and intellectual – to gain employment. By subcontracting parts from local factories, the disabled are trained to fix electronic components as well as to assemble jewellery boxes. As such, they get to contribute at work while making a decent amount to take home.

Rock to Rock Run is now open for registration till 7 October 2010. The run is limited to the first 1500 participants. Registration fee is RM50 per person (inclusive of a Hard Rock Hotel special edition tee). More details about this run and registration form are available at

Source: Official Press Release from Hard Rock Hotel, Penang.

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