Thursday, January 29, 2009
World Vision is on a mission to find sponsors for 3,000 children in 3 months.
Joining us in this mission are celebrities Lee Sinje, Francissca Peter, Danell Lee, Deborah Priya Henry, Roshan, Royce Tan and Siow Hui Mei. They have pledged to spread the word amongst their circles of influence. You can make a difference too!
Lee Sinje has visited World Vision projects in Kenya and Mongolia, and seen how children’s lives are being changed. Come listen to this celebrity child sponsor’s heartfelt sharing, and bring a friend to this meaningful event!
Date: Saturday, 7th Feb 2009
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Lecture Hall 2,
Wawasan Open University Main Campus,
54, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang
(Tel : 04 - 228 9323)
Hosts: Roshan (MixFM announcer) and Royce Tan (MYFM announcer)
Seats are limited, and are on a first come first served basis.
Call Ayn/Hsien Ling at 03-7880 6414
or email email@example.com
to reserve a place by February 5th 2009.
Hope to see you there!
From all of us atWorld Vision Malaysia
RM 350,000 biggest ever cash prize for a marathon in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 20 January 2009 – The inaugural Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is set to place Malaysia on the global map of marathons by being a sustainable event. Following in the footsteps of eight successful Standard Chartered Marathons spanning four continents, the Race offers the biggest prize money ever for a marathon in Malaysia (RM 350,000) with a guaranteed prize pool for Malaysian runners.
Octagon, a division of CMGRP (M) Sdn. Bhd and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad officially launched Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009, today. The launch was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob. Endorsed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is also sanctioned by the Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri said in his speech,
“Our vision at the Ministry of Youth and Sports is to develop an active, healthy and energetic community. Specifically, we aspire to realise this by making running an accessible sport for all to enjoy.
A world-class, international race such as the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 lends support to this goal by fostering the spirit of excellence not just among professional athletes but among all Malaysians, from the youngest to the oldest of them.”
Octagon who are specialists in sporting events worldwide, aims to attract 12,500 participants for what is expected to be the marathon of the year. Ivan Brixi, Managing Director for Octagon in Asia, elaborated,
“We aspire for this race to become a race for everyone – professional athletes, amateurs, families with children, corporate and NGO bodies and anyone who wants to be a part of something fun and inspirational.
We have every intention to make this Marathon a sustainable one – both by “greening” it and through the charity element. This means we will do our best to use recyclable materials where possible for the runners’ giveaways and encourage KL to become a car-free zone for the day. Indeed we will do everything in our power to reduce the carbon footprint of this event.
The Race will start from Merdeka Square on 28 June 2009. The route for the marathon will showcase some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, making it an ideal attraction for tourists and out-of-towners.”
Julian Wynter, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad said,
“We are very excited to add KL to the Standard Chartered series of marathons. In all eight countries where we sponsor Marathons, each has created a real buzz amongst the marathon-running community globally and we know that Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be no exception.”
“Standard Chartered Marathons characterise the values and attitudes we believe in and live by every day – having a can-do attitude, the courage to try, and the stamina and determination to go the extra mile, no matter what. They also embody our Right Partner promise to our governments, our communities, and our people – to help our communities grow and prosper.”
Octagon’s goal is to establish the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as the best in the region and to ultimately achieve the Silver and Gold recognition from IAAF within the next 5 years.
Octagon proudly welcomes Standard Chartered Malaysia as the Title Sponsor and MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as a Gold Sponsor in the Insurance category. More sponsors will be announced in the coming months.
Standard Chartered Malaysia
Karen R Yap, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs +6 03 2781 7257
Karen-R.Yap@standardchartered.com +6012 292 6780
For Octagon: Weber Shandwick Malaysia, at 03-7843 3100, or;
Alina Morais firstname.lastname@example.org (017 323 3078 / 03 7843 3125)
Suninthini Ramalo email@example.com (012 635 6351 / 03 7843 3131)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Q. Dan, thank you for chatting with News & Review! We would love to hear about your marathon experiences. Can you tell us a bit about the races you have completed?
Q. What inspired you to start? Were you always a runner?
Q. Marathons and half-marathons are challenging for people with and without PD. Can you explain the benefits of running in general and of longer races?
Q. Can you tell us about the challenges you experienced during the marathon, and any that are specific to being a marathoner with PD?
Q. How do you feel about being a person with PD in a marathon, where most runners may not face the same obstacles that you do?
Q. How has your life changed since you began running?
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Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said with RM300,000 prize money guaranteed for top Malaysian finishers, the target would be achievable.
"An international race such as the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009, will develop an active, healthy and energetic lifestyle among Malaysians as well as foster the spirit of excellence among professional athletes and ordinary citizens from all walks of life," he said adding that participation would be open to all ages.
The marathon's event organiser, Octagon Asia Managing Director, Ivan Brixi said Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) would be the flag off and finishing point for the marathon scheduled on June 28.
He said the route would be decided later, but disclosed that participants are set to run pass several famous tourism landmarks in and around Kuala Lumpur.
"Octagon's goal is to establish the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as the best in the region and to ultimately achieve the silver and gold status recognition from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)," he said.
Meanwhile, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, managing director and chief executive officer Julian Wyner said KL Marathon is one of eight marathon series sponsored by the bank, worldwide.
"We are very excited to add Kuala Lumpur to the Standard Chartered series of marathons. In all eight countries where we sponsor marathon events, each has created a real buzz among the marathon-running community globally. We know that KL Marathon will be no exception," he said.
The marathon is endorsed by the Youth and Sports Ministry and sanctioned by the Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU), IAAF, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
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Monday, January 12, 2009
This year event PowerBar is setting up a breakfast station for all participants.
They will be providing a half bar of the Performance Bar an hour before the race start.
Not to miss out the OFFER do check out at the PowerBar breakfast station.
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The project is organised in line with the United Nations Children’s Education Fund’s (Unicef) Schools for Africa Campaign, which aims to collect funds to build a school and carry out teaching programmes in Angola, Africa.
Entry fee is RM10 for adults and RM5 for students (aged seven to 17).
Submission deadline is Jan 12.
For registration and details, contact
012-743 2516 (Hafiz)/
Friday, January 9, 2009
AmBank Group, with its annual contribution of RM400,000, had been the title sponsors of the KLIM since 2004. Besides the sponsorship, AmBank Group had also initiated a series of programmes, including a three-leg running circuit, to promote the KLIM.
However, the DBKL had informed the financial institution that they were looking at other sponsors for the 2009 edition of KLIM.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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