By Luqman Hakim
The “Kinta Miles with Smiles 2.0” charity run held on Saturday, July 20, at Polo Ground was organised by the Kinta District Welfare and Recreation Club in collaboration with the Children’s Cancer Society Kami Endah which aimed at raising awareness on the importance of dental health.
Over 200 participants took part in the 5km run. It began at 7am and ended at 12pm.
Present at the closing ceremony was A. Sivanesan, Executive Councillor for Health, Consumer Affairs, National Integration and Human Resources. He pledged a RM10,000 allocation for a similar programme next year.
“I’m happy to note that the younger generation today is keen to partake in a healthy pursuit like this charity run while donating to a good cause at the same time,” he said.
Besides dental health, attendees got the opportunity to learn more about cancer, its causes, cure and prevention, from experts in the field. Their briefing stands were spread around the park.
A cheque for RM8000, proceeds from the run, was handed to the children’s cancer society.
“We’re thankful for this timely assistance. The money will be used for the benefit of the society,” said Dr Zubaidah Ismail, Chairperson of the Kinta District Welfare and Recreation Club.