Thursday, October 16, 2008

Alumni group pledges support

THE High School Bukit Mertajam Alumni Malaysia (HSBM) has come forward to support the annual charity jog/wheel-a-thon for the disabled at Dataran Merdeka on Nov 9.

Organising seceretary S. Vegiya-thuman said the partnership was an opportunity for the HSBM members to show that they were a caring bunch.

“The members will have the chance to either jog or walk with the disabled participants. We expect the HSBM members to come out in full force to give their support for the event,’’ Vegiyathuman said.

The event has garnered support from McDonald’s, Power, Telekom Malaysia, Milo and 100Plus.
Vegiyathuman said there were eight age categories for participants.

“We welcome participants from 13 years old onwards. Each participant will have to cover a distance of 4km,’’ he said.

The organising committee will be giving away medals to the top 10 finishers in each category.
The charity jog/wheel-a-thon with the disabled is also a recreational and fund raising event to provide opportunities for all welfare-based NGOs to work for a common cause.

Each year about 1,500 participants, including about 500 disabled on wheelchairs, rollators and crutches, attend the event.

Entry forms are available at the FTAAA (03-27152843).

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