Medical Students And Staff Run For Charity

Story and pics by Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 April 2016 – A carnival atmosphere prevailed when some

300 students, staff and family member at the Faculty of Medicine, and the medical alumni of The National University of Malaysia (UKM) took part in a charity run, here today.

Among the participants was the Dean of the medical faculty and Director of Chancellor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital, Prof. Dr Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy.

Dubbed the AlumRun 2016, it was organised by the medical faculty and the medical doctors alumni of UKM to raise funds for several charities while also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the alumni.

The participants  were flagged off by the Director of the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI) Prof Datuk Dr A Rahman Jamal according to categories, beginning at 7.30 AM.

The event was divided  into 5 categories, based on gender, and  five and ten kilometer distances, along with a fancy dress run with all the runners setting off in stages from the parking lot of the Pre-clinical building in the faculty grounds.

The route mostly covered Bandar Tun Razak in Cheras along roads where check-points were set up in case medical attention was needed.

 Before the race began, participants loosened up with some aerobics and after the run they visited the many food stalls and health test booths.ukmnewsportal-eg