KUALA LUMPUR, September 7, 2014 – Showing support for a good cause has never been easier. For its ninth consecutive year, the BHPetrol Orange Run 2014 creates a platform for Malaysians to adopt an active lifestyle while contributing towards deserving organisations and individuals. This year’s run saw more than 3,000 runners participating.
The 12-km run is open to all aged 13 years and above, under eight categories namely Men and Women Veteran, Men and Women Open, Boys, Girls, and Men and Women International Open. The annual run is organised by BHPetrol in collaboration with IPD Petaling Jaya, Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya and Affin Bank.
Mr Tan Kim Thiam, Managing Director of BHPetrol, said, “In the spirit of Malaysia Day, the BHPetrol Orange Run 2014 is an event that promotes unity amongst Malaysians while providing an avenue for participants to have fun, keep fit, unite and contribute to society through the funds raised for the run.”
“Continuing the charitable spirit of the run, we are pleased to extend our contribution to a diverse group of beneficiaries. As per previous years, 100% of the entry fees collected from the participants will be donated to selected deserving recipients, with an additional contribution of RM30,000 from BHPetrol,” he added.
Following the completion of the run, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin bin Wok Kamaruddin, Deputy Chairman/Group Managing Director of Boustead Holdings Berhad presented a total contribution of RM40,000 to four special recipients. In appreciation of their national service in keeping Malaysia safe and peaceful, contributions of RM10,000 each was presented to families of two members of the Armed Forces, Koperal Ahmad Hurairah Bin Ismail and Koperal Ahmad Farhan Bin Ruslan, who lost their lives in the line of duty in Lahad Datu.
Additionally, this year’s contribution of RM10,000 each to selected non-profit organisations were presented the National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA) and Good Samaritan Home.
Other activities held in conjunction with the BHPetrol Orange Run 2014 included product offers and sampling by BHPetrol and Nestle as well as promotions by Affin Bank and Pharmaniga which created a carnival-like atmosphere for all.
The BHPetrol Orange Run proves to be an event to look forward to every year.
Issued on behalf of: Boustead Petroleum Marketing Sdn Bhd
By: acorn communications sdn bhd
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