Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Batik Fun Walk to raise funds for cancer groups

The upcoming Fifth Batik Fun Walk 2007 in Kuala Lumpur will be turned into a charity event to help raise RM50,000 for two cancer organisations.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang chief executive officer Datuk Leela Mohd Ali is hoping the event on Nov 25 will attract about 5,000 participants.

Held in conjunction with the Malaysian International Batik Festival from Nov 23 to Dec 2, the 3.5km-long walk will begin at Berjaya Times Square and move down to Jalan Imbi, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Pudu before heading back to the shopping mall.

The RM10 registration fee will go towards Cancerlink Foundation and cancer support group Penyayang Pesakit Kanser.

Speaking at the Penyayang’s Hari Raya gathering at the Pusat Budi Penyayang yesterday, Leela said the organisation decided to add the element of charity to the fun walk.

Also present were Penyayang trustee Datuk Seri Kamal M. Hashim and his wife Datin Seri Su Hashim.

The Fourth Batik Fun Walk last year attracted about 1,000 participants with the theme Batik in Creative Fashion.

Leela said 13 foreign speakers had so far confirmed attendance at the Second Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention and Exhibition 2007 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from Nov 30 to Dec 2.

For more information, contact Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia at 03-8946 0222, fax 03-8946 0233 or e-mail

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