PHOTO - Some of PIKOM's charity run participants.
Malaysian ICT industry association PIKOM has held a recent charity run, which raised RM25,000 (US$7,847) for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia.
Almost 1,300 people participated in the six-kilometre run, said PIKOM chairman Dato' Wei Chuan Beng, when presenting a cheque to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia's managing director, Rubi-Ain Dahlan. "The 6-kilometre run through the heart of the city drew 1,260 participants of which 1,175 ran in the individual categories. The remaining 85 runners made up 17 teams from 17 companies who participated in the corporate category."
"We are happy that people from all walks of life and ages supported this run for a good cause," said Wei. "While PIKOM has been contributing to needy organisations for many years now, this is the first time that we are involving the public on this scale."
"We wanted to make this year's CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiative special as PIKOM is celebrating its 25th anniversary," he said. "We selected the National Cancer Society of Malaysia as the beneficiary as in the past, we have supported orphanages, old folks' homes, rural schools and organisations for the disabled."
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