Friday, September 23, 2011
Cycling for a Cure: Tabung Leukemia YSD
National track cyclist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang and several of his teammates will be cycling on Sept 24 for a charity event — Cycling for a Cure 2011.
The event is to help raise funds for the Tabung Leukemia Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD). The charity ride, which will take place at Dataran Putrajaya, will see Azizulhasni, Josiah Ng, Fatehah Mustapa, Mohd Edrus Mohd Yunos, Junaidi Mohd Nasir, Mohd Rizal Tisin and Mohd Hafiz taking part.
YSD chief executive officer Yatela Zainal Abidin hoped that cycling enthusiasts around the country would come and join the national track cyclists on that day. Tabung Leukemia Yayasan Sime Darby was set up to benefit leukemia patients in Malaysia who are between the ages of 13 and 72 years and who are in dire need for bone marrow transplant.
“YSD is doing it differently this time around, by not only donating directly to the cause, but also encouraging the public to be part of the cause by donating through their participation in the cycling event,” she said. Interested participants need to pay a participation fee of RM50 and can choose to race either in the 3.3km, 7.7km or the challenging 100.5km route that will go through various towns in Sepang, Nilai and Putrajaya.
“The 100.5km race is designed specifically for those who enjoy the grueling task of cycling such a distance,” said Malaysian National Cycling Federation deputy president Datuk Naim Mohamad. “I was pleased when YSD approached me with this idea of combining cycling with a charitable cause and we have worked hard to make this happen. We hope that the public will come and join us in this event,” he added.
To register, participants can download the form from www.yayasansimedarby.com, complete it, pay the RM50 participation fee through cash deposit machine or transfer via online banking, and fax over the completed registration form with the relevant bank-in slip and online receipt to YSD’s office.