Peace Run 2017 For Nepal Humanitarian Mission

By Nur Ain Nadia Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 (Bernama) -- Over 500 people took part in a Peace Run in Cyberjaya recently to raise funds for the Post-Earthquake Aid & Care (Peace) Nepal 2017, a humanitarian mission to help communities who are still affected by the 2015 earthquake in Kathmandu.

Organised by the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, the activities include medical check-up, health talks and distribution of donated provisions and other items, as well as to build water pumps and provide solar panels to the local community.

Peace Nepal 2017 project adviser, Associate Professor Saidy said in a statement, "We are proud to host Peace Run this year and we have received tremendous support from all participants as we hope to raise enough funds to support this mission."

Billy Boey Chee Hoong and Danniella Nant bagged the first-place medal for the competitive 10km male and female run with a time of less than an hour.

Boey said, "The Peace Run is a student-based activity and it has a significant value to our society, I feel this is important to show our support and donate some amount for the earthquake victims at the same time."

A participant Isyraq Bin Abdul Razak said, "The feel-good thing about this run is that you are actually helping people while doing something enjoyable during the weekend."

The fund-raising run is part of an annual event that sees 40 to 50 students from Cyberjaya University College providing free medical screening, health consultations and other forms of community support for poor neighbourhoods in the region. Over the past three years, volunteer teams had gone to Acheh, Laos and Vietnam.

-- BERNAMA