Let’s beat them

It was spectacular. I’ve wrote before about ‘Jelajah Malaysia 2008’ and how i envied their mental and physical strength. But this is even more than that, here is the article I took from NST.

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A showcase of special talent

2009/11/09

KUALA LUMPUR: It was no ordinary marathon when about 400 disabled people took part in the 16th Annual Charity Walk, Jog or Wheel-a-thon at Dataran Merdeka here yesterday.

The event, organised by the Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory (SCAS & FT), was held in conjunction with its golden jubilee celebrations.

A percussion band, comprising members with cerebral palsy, showed off their mettle, while children with CP participated in a race that demonstrated routine exercises, such as walking with a walker and crawling through a cardboard box.

“These exercises may be easy for most children, but they are a challenge for those with cerebral palsy. However, the children do them with a smile,” said SCAS & FT president Datuk Dr Lam Peng Chong.

The highlight of the event was a dance performance by Reizo Zen, dubbed Malaysia’s Michael Jackson. Zen mimed and danced to three songs from the HIStory album.

Lam said 30 non-governmental organisations and sponsors raised RM350,000 for the charity walk. Part of the funds will go towards the association’s redevelopment programme.

“The redevelopment programme involves replacing our 50-year-old building with a six-storey block, at a cost of between RM12 million and RM16 million.

“We will be able to enrol more children into therapy programmes and provide better training facilities, a dormitory, an auditorium and an exhibition hall,” Lam said.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Senator Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil pledged RM50,000 in aid after launching the event yesterday.

Source: NST

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Marathon in Dataran Merdeka

Marathon in Dataran Merdeka

Winners to one of the disabled=We have normal bodies and such, sometimes don’t bother about charity marathon. So I think we should take them as exemplary.

  1. nice post. thanks.

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