Saturday, July 28, 2007

Matters of the heart (patients)....

I'm doing my bit to support Ayah and his team at UMMC a.k.a PPUM a.k.a UH to promote the upcoming Charity Run a.k.a Larian Kardio organized by their Cardiology Unit with the support of other units and departments at the hospital and University of Malaya.

The event will be held on Sunday 2 September 2007, with the objective of raising RM500,000.00 for UMMC's heart patients fund, to help heart patients who are less privileged and who cannot afford even the subsidised costs of treatment.

Those of us who may have had personal experience, or with our parents, uncles, aunties, relatives or friends, etc., would know that more often than not, in the event that an angiogram and angioplasty have to be performed on the patients, the costs would be REALLY high. To some, the amount may be insignificant. But, to MOST people - the fact that they could or could not afford the treatment is a matter..... of life and death...

The Larian Kardio will be a 5.5km run within University of Malaya's campus and running through its beautiful Botanical Garden a.k.a. Rimba Ilmu and DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, the Regent of Perak Darul Ridzuan, and Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara have graciously agreed to be the Guests of Honour and officiate the event at 7:00a.m that morning.

There will also be a Health Fair, which will include free health screening (blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose checks, etc.,), cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) demo, blood donation drive, poster exhibition, free dietetic consultation, etc.

And check this out - Zainal Abidin, Anuar Zain and Farah Asyikin (OIAM) will be there, too, to show their support by doing their bits for this charity drive, i.e. doing what they do best - SINGING!!!

In short - macam- macam ada...

It is the hope that the Larian Kardio will kickstart the effort to help these patients.

It is the hope that the public could rally around to achieve this objective.

It is the hope that YOU could be part of this noble effort.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE visit their official website to find out more about this charity event.

SEE YOU AT THE LARIAN KARDIO!

Be there, or be square...

6 comments:

IBU said...

Shana dear,

Raja Nazrin punya pasal, I nak masuk lah! Good enough a motivation.

Boleh tak kita lari sama-sama (err... jog-a-walk ) side by side? If I tumbang, you can offer first aid pronto. You dulu Red Crescent member kan?

Cheers!

Dad of Four said...

Shana - Dah lupa lah macamana nak lari jauh2 nih! LOL

WANSHANA said...

Ibu,

Mari, mari!!! Come join us! 'Villa Damansara' and I are joining the "JALAN Kardio" - and 'Bandar Hussein Onn' is also seriously thinking about it. Anuar Zain punya pasal...

Errr...I hope they'll have enough ambulance (for the three of us!)on that day... :D

WANSHANA said...

Dad of Four,

It's okay - boleh lari secara "instalment"... Hahaha!

MAMAMIA said...

The last time I lumba lari ni was more than 20 years ago. Rasanya my heart can't take it anymore.

Hopefully, the event berjalan lancar & willmeet the target.

WANSHANA said...

Mamamia,

Thank you. Insya Allah...

I've started 'training' for the Larian Kardio - my treadmill which had been accumulating dust since I went away for 7 months to Newcastle hari tu, has started serving its purpose again for the last one week... Hehehe!

And I know what you mean about being in a lumba lari years ago. I had not even attempted to join the Mom's Race Category at any of the kids' Sports Day! The last time I ran in a race was when I was in Form Five - errr...no need to know the year...Hahaha!

Take care.