Kuala Lumpur, 3 July 2014 – Lion-Parkson Foundation together with Lee Chong Wei Foundation are organizing a 10km run at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur on 14 September 2014 to raise funds for the Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children in Banting, Selangor. The run is targeting to attract 5,000 participants and raise over RM1 million for the Home.
The Home for special children was built at a cost of RM2.2 million contributed by Lion-Parkson Foundation, on a 4.17 acres piece of land worth RM1.2 million donated by Lion Group. The funds to build the Home came from a series of TV programs in 2008 and the Million Dollar Dance Grand Finale Charity Show in February 2009, both produced by Lion-Parkson Foundation Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng. The Home which can accommodate 100 children was officially opened by National Shuttler, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei on 4 November 2012.
The Run is being held to raise funds to build Phases 2 and 3 of the Home to accommodate another 100 children, and an orphanage and old folks home. The main sponsor for the Run is Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd, with major sponsors being Diadora, Akemi, Bonia and Watatime; Oris as the Official Time Keeper, and Spritzer as the Official Drink.
The press conference to launch the Run was attended by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Lion-Parkson Foundation Trustees, Dr Yulduz Emiloglu and Dr Chua Siew Kiat; and Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd’s General Manager – Merchandising, Ms Natalie Cheng.
Ms Natalie Cheng said in her speech, “There are two categories for the Run; the Standard Entry and Premium Entry, with registration fee of RM60 and RM500 respectively. Standard Entry participants will receive a T-shirt sponsored by Diadora, a bib, a goodie bag worth RM50 and a finisher medal and certificate while Premium Entry participants will receive the same package with the goodie bag worth RM450.
On top of this, all participants stand a chance to win branded gifts such as Samsonite luggage, Kipling pouches and wallets, and Thirsty watches by answering a simple question related to the Run. Premium Entry participants also have the chance to walk away with Oris watches.” She invited the general public, members of the mass media and everyone to join in the Run for a good cause.
For more information or to register for the run, you may visit www.parkson.com.my or sign up at Parkson stores in Pavilion, KLCC, 1 Utama, KL Festival City, Setia City Mall, Subang Parade or Sunway Pyramid. Those who may not be running but would like to donate, may visit Parkson website for more information on how to do so. All contributions will be channeled to the Home via the Lion-Parkson Foundation.
For more photos from the press conference, please click HERE.
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