🦁LION PARKSON RUN 2018 – Preview by Happy Runner
Thank you to LION-PARKSON FOUNDATION (LPF) for inviting me for the second time (read my previous preview for Lion Parkson Run HERE) to the Press Conference for the 3rd Lion Parkson Run at Lion Group HQ in Kuala Lumpur on 15 Mar 2018.
This FEEL GOOD RUN promises to be an enjoyable occasion for avid runners, as well as for the whole FAMILY.
Meanwhile, you will automatically HELP raise funds for disadvantaged children’s EDUCATION and to continue the RENOVATION works of a children shelter home for mentally and physically handicapped children. A couple of years ago, I did visit this shelter home in Bangi, and I can honestly say that I was touched by the LOVING CARE the abandoned and disabled children were receiving from the EXTRAORDINARY care-givers team.
(READ..about my 2015 visit to children’s home.. https://gusghani.com/2015/11/11/the-heart-of-lion-parkson-run-2015/.)
For more useful Event Information, and for my coverage of the related Press Conference, do read on…
☕ COFFEE FIRST
📣Lion Parkson Run Is Back!
🏃🦁 Event | Lion Parkson Run
💥New Date | 30th SEPTEMBER 2018 (previous date..22 April 2018)
Venue | PAVILION KL
Distance | 10km / 3km
Organiser | Lion-Parkson Foundation
TARGET | 5,000 Runners
#10km #LionParksonRun #Pavilion #charityrun #running #happyrunner #media #pressconference
🌼LIVE Speech by Natalie Cheng, Parksons Merchandising Director PART 1 ∆https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1255845534518462&id=259552534147772 …and PART 2 ∆https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1255850554517960&id=259552534147772
🌼LIVE Media Questions & Answers… https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1255858847850464&id=259552534147772
🌼PC FLASHBACK 📹
❤️ RUNNING WITH HEART & FOR PRIDE
What’s Good About It…
🔥 Helping disadvantaged children is good for the Soul.
🔥 First running event at KL PAVILION.
🔥 Special 1km category for Cancer Patients & Survivors.
🔥 Attractive Polo Event T-shirts
🔥 10km Finisher Tee for Top 1,000 Runners
I heard that tomorrow 22-Mar 2018 will be last day for registration, so get cracking!
** PRESS RELEASE **
Official Launching of Lion Parkson Run 2018
LION PARKSON RUN 2018 TO RAISE FUND FOR EDUCATION AND BANTING HOME FOR HANDICAPPED & MENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN
Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2018 – Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF) is organising the third Lion Parkson Run at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on 22 April 2018 to raise funds for education and charity including the expansion of the Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children in Banting, Selangor.
The Home for special children was built at a cost of RM2.2 million contributed by LPF, on a 4.17 acres piece of land worth RM1.2 million donated by Lion Group. The funds to build the Home came from a series of TV programs in 2008 and the Million Dollar Grand Finale Charity Show in February 2009, both produced by LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng. The Home which can accommodate 100 children was officially opened by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng and National Shuttler, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei on 4 November 2012. The expansion of the Home will be able to accommodate another 100 children and an old folks home.
Parkson Merchandising Director, Ms Natalie Cheng in her opening speech invited the general public. members of the mass media and running fraternity to join in the Run for a good cause. The Run will have two routes of 3KM and 10KM. The registration fee for the 10KM route is RM80 whilst the fee for the 3KM is RM55 and RM120 for Family Run, for a family of 2 adults and 1 child aged below 12 years old. There is also a special 1KM run for cancer patients and survivors.
Lion Parkson Run 2018 was then launched by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk CS Tang; LPF Trustee, Dr Chua Siew Kiat; and Ms Natalie Cheng.
The run is targeting to attract 5,000 participants. The co-organiser is Lee Chong Wei Foundation whilst the main sponsor for the Run is Parkson,with other sponsor being Polo, Akemi, Flamoff, Hi-Rev lubricants, Hwa Tai, Venue Sponsor – Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 988 FM – Official Radio Station and Official Drink – Spritzer.
Lion-Parkson Foundation was launched in 1990 to administer and disburse funds for various needs such as education, charity and scientific research. Todate, the Foundation has sponsored a total of 448 students through various sponsorship programmes worth RM10.4 million.In addition, the Foundation has also contributed another RM24.5 million towards other causes, making a total contribution of RM34.9 million todate.
For more information or to register for the run, you may visit Checkpoint Spot @ http://www.checkpointspot.asia/ to register online.
Those who may not be running but would like to donate, may visit Lion-Parkson Foundation @ http://www.lion-parksonfoundation.com.my/WebCorp/LPFund.nsf/Introduction and Lion Group @ http://www.lion.com.my for more information.
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To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.
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