2016 Love Run
Foundation “Love Run” event
After six months of preparation, 2016 “Love Run” charity marathon had attracted 522 people from the public to participate where 165 of the participants are MEMC members. Estimated of RM30K is being raised from this event.
2016 “Love Run” charity marathon event was organised by Muk En Community Care Centre together with the co-organizer Malaysia Methodist Chinese Annual Conference Youth fellowship. The objective for this event is to raise fund for the foundation to support the social community work.
Large amount of fund is required to support the charity work, therefore, Muk En community care foundation is consolidating the contribution from the entrepreneur, kind-hearted people and the public to help the financially poor and needing family, students and disabled group in Kuala Lumpur.
The event was held in Kepong Metropolitan Park and was divided into two category 10.5KM Men & Women Open (for age 18 and above) and 3.5KM family (parents with a kids age 13 and below).
The participants gradually assemble at Kepong Metropolitan Park at 6am in the morning and a simple opening ceremony was commenced at 7am sharp.
The president of Muk En community care foundation said that “Today is a meaningful day, although the weather is cool early in the morning but every participants had got a fervent heart that everyone run for the poor and weak group of the society.” In his welcoming speech. Muk En community care foundation has consolidate the power of the public to continue to serve and help the needs in the community with a fervent heart. Together, we build a community of love.
Malaysia Methodist Chinese annual conference central first district president Rev Guo Jin Ming had mentioned in his speech, “it is something beautiful that everyone gather in the park early in the morning to run for love and for charity. Love is static while run is dynamic. When love turn into a momentum and use positively, it shall generate a great power. We shall always think from the perspective of the needing group, and with the love from the God, we shall offer our helps to the orphan, widows and the disabled.”
This event can be said as one stone kill two birds as it encouraged the public to do exercise and at the same time do charity with a joyful heart. The 3.5KM category had as well provided the interaction opportunity to the parents and their children and tighten the family bonding.
Although this was the first charity run event organised by the foundation, it had gotten a very enthusiastic response from the public that there are still people who called in to enrol on the day before the event. The event had as well attracted people from 18 different country to participate.
The event ended at around 10am. We are hoping that we can do better and better in organizing charity run event in the year to come.