(From left) PETRONAS President & Group CEO, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin; MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team driver, Lewis Hamilton and President of PETRONITA, Puan Sri Dr Azura Ahmad Tajuddin flagging-off Orchid Run & Ride 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Bernama) -- The Orchid Run & Ride 2017 returns for its third year this coming 24 September, and all 6,500 participants can expect fun and exciting experiences associated with the event since it started three years ago.
Organised by the Association of Wives and Women Staff of PETRONAS (PETRONITA), the event stays true to its aim -- to raise funds for various charitable causes in Malaysia.
“I am proud to see how much Orchid Run & Ride has grown since 2015 when we first started. Through this event we wish to drive the message of ‘Making each step matter’ to remind everyone that a little goes a long way, and together we can help the less fortunate while promoting a healthy living lifestyle," said Puan Sri Dr Azura Ahmad Tajuddin, President of PETRONITA.
Orchid Run & Ride 2017 aims to raise RM250,000 which will be channeled to charitable bodies that PETRONITA has been working closely with. These are the Paediatric & Congenital Heart Centre (PCHC) of the National Heart Institute Foundation (IJN), Institut Telinga, Pendengaran dan Pertuturan (Institute-HEARS) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the Spastic Children's Association of Selangor and Federal Territory.
The event continues to attract an increasing number of participants annually. This year, all places in all categories have been sold out.
There are two main categories
- 12km Run -- Men’s & Women’s Open (open to ages 16 and above)
- 5km Fun Run (open to ages 7 and above)
- 5km Fun Ride (open to ages 12 and above)
Aside from the run and ride, participants will also be entertained by performances throughout such as the “Rhythmic Gymrama” performance by the cochlear implant recipients, percussion band by the Spastic Children's Association of Selangor and Federal Territory as well as special performances by Joe Flizzow.
The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team will also lend their support by making a special appearance during the event.
“We are grateful that the funds raised were able to help improve the wellbeing of the recipients. Seeing first-hand how our small contribution has made a difference, drives us to continue our efforts.
“We call for everyone to join us to help the less fortunate while at the same time promoting a healthy lifestyle. Orchid Run & Ride 2017 is a collaborative effort and its success is dependent on the continuous support from the public, our partners and contributors,” said Puan Sri Dr Azura.
Source : PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD (PETRONAS)
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