IMU Chariofare ‘14 Raised RM170,000 for Three Deserving Local Charities
The enthusiasm of the participants and the generosity and goodwill of sponsors, donors, volunteers and supporters made the International Medical University (IMU) Chariofare 2014 an event to remember and raised more than RM170,000 for three deserving local charities (Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah, Dignity for Children Foundation) and the IMU Cares Disaster Fund. The funds raised were presented to the three local charities at a Cheque Presentation Ceremony hosted by IMU on 4 December 2014.
At the cheque presentation ceremony, those in attendance watched a short video presentation of the 2014 event and listened to a short introduction of each beneficiary. A cheque of RM40,000 was then presented to each representative from the three charities. At the same time, members of the organising committee were presented with certificates of appreciation in recognition of their hard work and effort which made Chariofare ‘14 a success.
President of the Organising Committee and an IMU medical student, Kenneth Lee, said “Chariofare on 20 September this year was a great success, and we are all extremely proud that we could raise more than RM170,000 for our beneficiaries. It was a pretty long and difficult journey, but at the end of the day, when we realised how much of an impact we actually made, and how much fun everyone had on the day, it was all worth it. It was a pleasure to work with the staff, faculty and students of IMU, and I hope that IMU Chariofare can have continued success for years to come.”’
Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Taman Megah is a home for the less fortunate and disabled children/adults. At this home, the underprivileged and special children are provided with education. The children under care are assured of medical care and a comfortable environment to live in. Plans are progressing quite well with regards to a new home for these children with the help of kind and generous donations from the public.
Ms Umah Kumar from Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Taman Megah said, “We are in dire need of equipment for the use of our special children and with your generous donation, we will be able to purchase them. The funds donated will be used for equipment such as platform mounted parallel bars, convertible stairs, professional electric tilt tables, electric muscle stimulator, ultrasound therapy equipment, wheel chair and compressor nebuliser with mask.”
Currently, IMU staff and students have successfully participated in different activities at Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Taman Megah such as medicine management, chiropractic assistance, nursing assistance, clinical room arrangement, health talk and entertaining the children.
Chariofare is an annual event of IMU Cares to raise money for identified charities. It consists of a charity run and a charity fair. The event is managed by a Student Organising Committee comprising primarily of Semester 1 students with IMU staff as advisors. The food and games fun fair is run by both staff and students. Public participation is also important for its success. For the last 3 years, the total amount raised had been in the region between RM100, 000 – RM150,000. The entire proceeds go to charity. Chariofare typically attracts around 2,500 participants of public, students and staff and their families. Chariofare also gets a lot of support from the community and from industry.
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