UMBI Cancer Run 2017 Attracts Some 700 Participants

By Asmahanim Amir
Pictures by Shahiddan Saidi

BANGI, 7 May 2017 – Some 700 participants participated in the UMBI Cancer Run 2017, aimed to create awareness on the importance of early prevention of cancer.

UKM Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Prof Dr Mohd Ekhwan Toriman said proceeds from the run will be used to fund the cost of cancer screening, for those in need.

“Cancer is a disease that can be deadly, but it can still be prevented.

“Community awareness is very important to prevent or detect cancer and health screening is essential in this matter,” he said while delivering his speech during the programme.

The 10km men’s open was won by Benson Kariuki with the time 32:39 seconds; second place, Paul Kipkirui at 33 minutes and third place, Azhar Mat Amin at 43:13 seconds.

Meanwhile, the women’s 10km open category was won by Chepkosgei Shieys with the time 39:54 minutes.