Every Penny Counts for Charity!
Since its inception in 2009, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, an iconic running event in Kuala Lumpur has been raising funds for local charities through the “Run for a Cause” programme. The response of the charity programme has been overwhelming with close to three (3) million ringgit funds raised to date and distributed to help people with disabilities and special needs. Over the past four years, funds raised through the Marathon have also given tremendous financial encouragement to the charity partners of Standard Chartered KL Marathon.
Every year, thousands pledge their support in aid of the charity partners under the umbrella of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. These runners make up of people whose lives are surrounded by others who share the same passion as those of the charity organisations they support.
The “Run for a Cause” programme is an initiative aimed to help the less fortunate across all ages and races by providing a platform for individuals or teams to donate money for a charity of their choice through participating in the biggest annual running event in the country.
The Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) acts as the charitable arm of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. SCF identifies and channel financial supports and aid to deserving community programmes in Malaysia through long term, sustainable and visible programmes for the community.
The National Autism Society Malaysia’s (NASOM) mission is to advocate for the rights of people with autism and in doing so, provides opportunities for children to learn and lead a productive and fulfilling life.
If you are a supporter of eco-friendly pursuits, EcoKnights is an organisation that deserves your helping hand. The association advocates national and international environmental programmes that promote sustainable development amongst industry players and communities.
A new addition to the family this year is Hospis Malaysia. Hospis’ mission is to provide possible services in psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients who are suffering from life-limiting illness. Hospis helps to instil awareness on the value of life and promote a better quality of life for all patients regardless of illness or stage through advocacy, education, and research.
For those who wish to contribute towards a good cause, you may visit www.kl-marathon.com to support the programme by helping the pledgers raise more funds. Your generous donations to these charities will help them overcome their challenges and improve their lives in many ways if not one. However little or big your donation is, every single contribution is still going to make an impact of those who are receiving your kindness.