Kuala Lumpur, 22 December 2016 – Malaysians from all-walks-of-life will have the opportunity to kickstart their 2017 on a healthy note while performing a good deed by participating in the inaugural Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run.
The unique running event, which was inspired by the “New Year’s Resolution” tradition, will be held on Sunday, 22 January 2017, within the idyllic neighbourhood of Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Sun Life Malaysia Shine Resolution Run is expected to draw a total of 2,000 participants to the 12km Competitive Run and 5km Fun Run. Registration is currently open and will close on 1 January 2017. Proceeds from the registration fees will be channelled to Sun Life Malaysia’s charity partners, namely Diabetes Malaysia and HOPE Worldwide Malaysia.
“Globally, Sun Life is committed to the awareness and prevention of diabetes by promoting healthy living. In Malaysia, Sun Life Malaysia has been in partnership with Diabetes Malaysia and HOPE Worldwide Malaysia through financial sponsorship for diabetic patients and health programmes for the underprivileged community since 2014,” said Mr. Ooi Say Teng, Chief Executive Officer / Country Head of Sun Life Malaysia.
“True to our tagline ‘Life’s brighter under the Sun’, Sun Life Malaysia continues to champion the importance of embracing a healthy lifestyle. Running is not only a good form of exercise but has also been proven to keep diseases like diabetes at bay,” he added.
Citing the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015, Ooi said that diabetes is a grave concern in Malaysia as the country has about 3.5 million or 17.5% of its citizens aged 18 years and above that suffer from the disease. “The Shine Resolution Run is a natural progression of our commitment to help Malaysians combat the rise of this disease through knowledge and a positive change in lifestyle.”
RM10 of every complete race entry fee collected will be donated to Diabetes Malaysia and HOPE Worldwide Malaysia and to make it even more meaningful, Sun Life Malaysia will match ringgit-to-ringgit the amount collected to boost up the funds for their noble programmes.
Each participant will be entitled to an event T-shirt, goodie bag, race bib with timing (for 12km runners), race bib without timing (for 5km runners) and a finisher medal. Information on the race pack collection will be emailed to the participants via their registered email address.
For more details of the event, please visit http://bit.ly/ShineResolutionRun. You may also contact 03-8074 9209 or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
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