Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to take part in the MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 that was held at OneCity, Subang Jaya. Themed “Care, Share & Run”, the event managed to attract more than 3,000 runners to take part this year.
The Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA), in collaboration with McMillan Woods, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) along with major retailers, had successfully raised over RM100,000 through this meaningful event. This amount will be donated for the betterment of 10 selected charitable homes in the city, namely Rumah Charis, Angel Homes, Good Kids, Juara Home, Ace Lighthouse Academy Bhd, Kiwanis Club of Kluang Mandarin, Home of Love, Rumah Sayangan, Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras, and Good Samaritan Homes.
Dato’ Choi Wei Yee, the Organising Chairperson, expressed that, “We are overjoyed that the committee has managed to organise yet another successful charity run. Through this event, MRCA has garnered over RM100,000 which is exceeding our targeted goal.”
“This fourth edition charity event proves MRCA’s continuous vision to give back to the society. We believe that through this, we have brought a smile to the faces of these beautiful children as well as senior citizens – this would have been an impossible feat without the support of our fellow Malaysian retailers as well as the public,” added Dato’ Choi Wei Yee.
Dato’ Garry Chua, President of MRCA, echoed, “We are happy to see such strong support for our annual charity event. We hope that the support of MRCA, along with the nation’s major retailers, will inspire commitment from other corporate bodies to our cause of bringing hope, strength and joy to these underprivileged Malaysians for the betterment of their lives.”
“We, at McMillan Woods, are proud to collaborate with MRCA to present this successful charity event which gives the public a platform to do good for the society. We believe that it’s impossible for one to help everyone; but everyone can help one person,” reiterated Dato’ Seri Raymond Liew, McMillan Woods Global founder and president.
Meanwhile, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. M Kayveas said, “I am extremely thankful to be here today as the guest of honour for MRCA’s charity event. This is a great CSR initiative by MRCA and I’m proud to see the Malaysian society coming together to make this event a success in the hopes of benefiting these charity homes.”
Malaysian well-known celebrities such as Amber Chia, Carrie Lee, Debbie Loo, Amelia Lee, Janice Choong, Crystal Lee and Owen Yap also attended the MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 as run ambassadors.
A total of 34 trophies and prizes worth RM40,000 were up for grabs from the Men’s Open (10.8km), Men’s Veteran (10.8km), Women’s Open (10.8km), and Women’s Veteran (10.8km) categories. There were also non-competitional Men’s 5.3km and Women’s 5.3km categories, along with a Team Run category, consisting of four members per team, where each runner was required to complete a 900 meter run.
550 children from orphanages were invited by the association to join in for the fun and games at the event’s specially curated kids carnival.
Food and beverage trucks were stationed in selected areas of the event and various booths opened to the public.
MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 is proudly co-organised by MRCA and McMillan Woods, with the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) as supporting sponsor; and MRCA Corporate Patrons – Maxis, Maybank, Fusionex and Mastercard. Other sponsors include Lotto, Seth Learning Garden Sdn Bhd, DTCK Corporation Sdn Bhd, and Valiram Group.
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