More than 700 runners took the streets of Sunway City for the annual charity run by the Sunway University Business School (SUBS) Student Concilium. Themed “Run for Love”, the event successfully raised RM17,363 for the Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory (SCAS & FT), and RM12,565 for PAWS Animal Welfare Society.
This year, with the love-themed run the SUBS Student Concilium hopes to instil values of love and affection to the community whilst raising funds for charitable organisations and the needy. President of the SUBS Student Concilium (2016/2017) Bernard Goh Boon Ping said, “We started with the aim to instil the value of Love into our lives. Through the run, we hope to provide a platform for students and the public to spend time with their friends and families, which in turn might help reduce any barriers between them.” Bernard is currently a second year student in BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.
The 8km run kicked start with a warm up session followed by the flag off by Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, EXCO Member of the Sunway Group at 7.15am in Sunway University. Also present were Teresa Chong, CPA Australia President for Malaysia; Dato’ Lam Peng Chong, President of SCAS & FT; Lenny Chiah, General Manager (Marketing) for MCIL Multimedia Sdn Bhd; Christina Foo, Chair of Industry Advisory Board, SUBS; and Professor Steve Williams, Dean of SUBS, Sunway University.
The Top 10 Winners for Women’s category and Men’s Category. Front row from left: Christina Foo, Professor Steve Williams, Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, Lenny Chiah, Dato’ Lam Peng Chong, and Teresa Chong.
The route around Sunway City saw some participants running with love-shape helium balloons. The event came to an end at 9.45am with a prize giving ceremony and lucky draws for participants.
In the women’s category, the Top 10 winners were Seah Bee Lian, Koo Suet Lee, Lee Wan Yen, Au Yong Yee Leng, Chua Sher Fern, Low Yi Pei, Lee Jih Yih, Lin Wen Qing, Yap Kah Mun and Tharusha Ashokgar. For the men’s category, the Top 10 winners were Boey Chee Hoong, Boey Wai Chee, Koh Sen Chun, Chia Chu Nian, Tiong Yiap Vincent, Won Tian Tien, Lim Khai Xuan, Rhenjit Singh, Mohd Suffian, and Mohd Suhaimi.
Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah (second from right, standing) presents the mock cheque to Dato’ Lam Peng Chong (third from left, standing). Also present are Lenny Chiah (first from left, standing) and Christina Foo (first from right, standing).
For Bernard, leading the organising committee for the run was not an easy task. He shared that it was his first time organising such a large scale event. “Being a leader is not just getting the job done, but also to foresee any future problems that might arise. I also learnt that in a negotiation, we should only negotiate and accept terms that are within our limits.”
While sharing his experience of the event, Bernard said there were some challenges they faced while organising the charity run, including getting all members of the committee to work together, commit to the cause, and to reach their proposed target.
Teresa Chong (right) presents a mock cheque to representative of PAWS Animal Welfare Society.
In spite the challenges, Bernard explained proper planning was an important factor for the successful outcome of the event. “The Run for Love was another successful charity event by the SUBS Student Concilium as they managed to attract more than 700 participants.” He thanks their main sponsor, CPA Australia and other sponsors for all their help and support in making the event a success.