Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tesco Walk

THE Tesco Walk For Life, to raise funds for the National Cancer Council (Makna), will be held at Taman Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
The event is an initiative by Tesco Malaysia to support Makna's efforts in research on cancer. It is the second time Tesco Malaysia is organising such a fund-raising programme; the first was held in Penang where about 2,000 people took part.
It raised about RM45,000 for the Tesco Makna Cancer Research Fund for Life.
Tesco Malaysia chief executive officer Chris Bush said they would like everyone to take part in the event on Sunday.
“Some will do so for a personal reason; some people may be cancer survivors while others may take part in memory of, or to celebrate the lives of loved ones affected by cancer. This is an excellent opportunity to create awareness about cancer and to do something about it,'' he said.
Participants can walk, jog or run the 5km distance. Participants are encouraged to help raise the much-needed funds through a sponsorship card.
Each participant, who raises a minimum of RM50, will receive a special mystery gift from Tesco.
“We hope people of all ages and back-grounds will join us and inspire each other to complete the 5km course by walking, and having fun. Wear a fancy dress if you like but also wear the special tags to say who you are participating to capture the spirit of the ‘Walk for Life’,'' added Bush.
Registration forms are available at Tesco hypermarkets in the Klang Valley.

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