More than 2,500 runners were seen running for a great cause at the 11th ROASTERS Chicken Run (RCR), organized by Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) on a meaningful Sunday morning!
Enthusiastic participants from all walks of life flooded the grounds of Sunway Lagoon as early as 6.30 am in the morning, followed by an energetic warm-up session together with the Celebrity Fitness team before they proceed with the run according to their respective categories!
“RCR has always been one of our many significant events and seeing its success to date, it is absolutely worth the effort when Malaysians are equally supportive of the cause. This year, through the amount of RM 66,000 raised from the event, we are glad to share that KRR will be reaching to a larger number of the needy ones by providing them nutritious wholesome meals as well as donating funds to various organizations through Food Aid Foundation,” commented Dato’ Francis Lee, Group Executive Director of Berjaya ROASTERS (M) Sdn Bhd.
“I’m glad to be here today to show my gratitude and support to this meaningful event. We appreciate the generosity from KRR and fellow Malaysians, who are selflessly here with us today in support of the foundation. With the contributions garnered from the event, we will certainly be able to extend our arms to a greater number of homes and provide them with more nutritious food supplies,” expressed Rick Chee, founder of Food Aid Foundation, at the charity run yesterday.
Funds from the ROASTERS Chicken Run 2015 will be contributed to Food Aid Foundation through 2,000 sets of Kenny’s Chicken Meals to approximately 20 charitable homes for both the young and old. Meanwhile, the remaining funds will be utilized to purchase ingredients and groceries to other homes which are also supported by Food Aid Foundation.
Food Aid Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates as a food bank which provides basic food to charitable homes, rehabilitation centres, feeding centres, poor families and destitutes.
To date, the ROASTERS Chicken Run has successfully raised more than RM600,000 for a variety of charitable organizations and homes such as Little Yellow Flower Foundation, Tabung Kebajikan Pesakit HUKM, Pediatric Unit HUKM (Oncology), Unit TUTUR – Aural Rehabilitation Centre for Hearing Impaired Children together with Yayasan Budi Peyayang Malaysia and House of Joy and Faith, Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Rumah Juara, Rumah Kanak-kanak Tengku Budriah, Rumah Sayangan, Malaysian National Kidney Foundation – Dialysis Treatment for the Young, Rumah Hope, Rumah Kebajikan Anbu Illam, Rumah Charis Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, and Tabung Kebajikan Pesakit PPUKM – Young Diabetic Patients.
The ROASTERS Chicken Run 2015 was made possible with the support from the co-organiser, Sunway Lagoon. Supporting partners who make this run possible also include Groupon, 100 Plus, BCard, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, High 5, Celebrity Fitness, Unilever Food Solutions, Starbucks, Sports Toto, Salonpas and RockTape.
The ROASTERS Chicken Run is one of the many initiatives in the Kenny Rogers ROASTERS Community Chest Campaign, established in 2005 in aid of the less fortunate. For more information, call 03-2119 9888 or visit www.krr.com.my or connect to www.facebook.com/krrmalaysia.