Press Release: Lion Parkson Run 2018 to Raise Funds 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.
- Event: Lion Parkson Run 2018
- Date: 22 April 2018 (Sunday)
- Time: 7am (10km) 7.15am (3km)
- Venue: Pavilion KL
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 funs to build the Home came from a series of TV programs in 2008 and the Million Dollar Cance 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 whiles 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.
- 10km Men Junior - 13 - 18 years old
- 10km Men Open - 18 and above
- 10km Men Veteran - 40 and above
- 10km Women Junior - 13 - 18 years old
- 10km Women Open - 18 and above
- 10km Women Veteran - 35 and above
- 3km Men Open - 13 and above
- 3km Women Open - 13 and above
- Family Fun Run - 2 adults and 1 child below 12 years old.
- Special category: 1km run for cancer patients and survivors.
- Event T-shirt
- Finisher Tee (first 1000 finishers only)
- Finisher Medal
- Bib with Timing Chip
|Official launch of Lion ParkRun 2018 by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng|
Lion Parkson Run 2018 was then launched by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk Tan; 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 whiles the main sponsor for the Run is Parkson, with other sponsors 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 vapours needs such as education, charity and scientific research. To date, 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 RM34.9 million to date.
|Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, a very popular singer before she retired and also a cancer survivor, decided to have a special 1km category for cancer patients and survivors at this year's Lion Parkson Run 2018!|
|Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng's message to the cancer patients and survivors, " You can also have a healthy lifestyle!"|
|Running tee - the orange one is for all runners. The blue one - only for first 1,000 finishers!|
|A happy photo session with Puan Seri Chelsia Cheng and Ms Natalie Cheng.|
|Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng visited the sponsor's booths.|
|Happy runners supporting a good cause!|
For more information or to register for the run, you may visit www.checkpointspot.asia to register online. Those who may not be running but would like to donate, may visit Lion-Parkson Foundation at www.lion-paksonfoundation.com.my and Lion Group, www.lion.com.my for more information.