Saturday, June 21, 2008

Run to bring smiles to kids

PEALS of laughter filled the air as 80 children from Sunbeams home welcomed the team from Kenny Rogers Roasters into their home.

The home is one of several that will take part in the Roasters Chicken Run on July 5.

“For the past three years, we have organised a charity run called the Roasters Chicken Run and succeeded in raising more than RM100,000 that benefited Tabung Kebajikan Pesakit HUKM, the Paediatric Unit HUKM (Oncology) and Unit Tutur, a centre that helps deaf children,” said Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd general manager Lee Siew Weng.

“This year, we want to continue to contribute to young children in need, so with the help of the public who take part in the run, we will have the opportunity to gather as many as 800 children to join in the Roasters Chicken Run for a splashing good day,” he added.

Yayasan Sunbeams Home was founded in 1995 by Pastor Alvin and Lucy Tan to care and provide for orphaned, abused and neglected children.

Since then, it has expanded and now cares for senior citizens and the disabled, too.

The founders have also implemented the Youth Work project, under which they take in youths who are not schooling to keep them out of trouble, as well as children’s day care services, which is extended to lower-income single parents and families.

The home spends an average of RM60,000 a month on provisions, essential home items and education.

“We are always glad when an organisation comes forward to lend a hand.

“We try to provide all the children with a normal upbringing whereby they receive a proper education and have a clean place to live,” said Alvin.

With every entry received, Kenny Rogers Roasters will bring a child to attend the run and enjoy a splashing good day.

Forms are available at all Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurants, or download it from

Remember, with more entries, there will more children with smiles!

The Roasters Chicken Run 2008 will be held at Desa Water Park on July 5, starting at 8am.
The run will cover the area surrounding the park.

Participants can definitely look forward to a splashing good time with family and friends, too.

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