Monday, March 25, 2013

Pillar Foundation mengadakan 'Reverse Forward' Run untuk pesakit-pesakit yang perlukan rawatan dialysis

Reverse charity run raises funds for dialysis treatment

Borneo Post on March 25, 2013, Monday
RUNNING BACKWARDS AND FORWARD: Talip (right) and Aisah (second right) with other participants during the run.
RUNNING BACKWARDS AND FORWARD: Talip (right), Aisah (second right) and Abdul Aziz Adenan (left with Sarawak flag) with other participants during the run.
KUCHING: More than 100 individuals participated in The Pillar Foundation Reversed/Forward Charity Run at the Isthmus Bridge in Pending yesterday to raise funds for those needing to undergo dialysis.
Held for the first time, each participant is required to run backwards for 600m before running forward for another 600m to complete the course.
The Pillar Foundation president Datin Aisah Mahmud in her speech before the run urged participants to look at the symbolic meaning of running backwards and forward, and reflect on the hardship faced by the poor worldwide.
“We also should look at what we have done and how to make a difference in the community. Those in need should never be left out,” she said.
Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Talip Zulpilip said the event is a statement of Malaysian’s caring nature.
“It is my hope to see more events organised to benefit those in need,” said Talip who is also Sarawak Economic Development Corporation chairman.
Proceeds from the charity run will be used to pay the cost of dialysis for poor and needy patients in Kuching.
The Pillar Foundation was founded in 1988 when it partnered a non-governmental organisation in London to undertake Malaysia’s first international charity programme to help poor African children.
Registered in May 2012, the foundation looks at assisting the poor and unfortunate of urban and rural communities through outreach programmes and activities.
It is not limited to self but also economic development, capacity-building and sustainable self-help.

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