Thursday, October 29, 2015

Columbia Asia Hospital Puchong Pink Fun Run “Run For Hope, Run For Her” 2015 In Aid Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Private healthcare company, Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong, organized a charity fun run with a cause, Pink Run 2015, with the theme “Run 4 Hope, Run 4 Her”. The run is a global initiative, in line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month (every October). I was glad I came to give my full support for this meaningful Pink Fun Run in aid of BCWA, not forgetting to meet lovely Lorraine who did a great job for this event to run smoothly that Sunday morning. 

It's not easy I know, what to say for tough times like this with the economy slowing down recently but kind and good Malaysians still exist in Malaysia, be it the Chinese, Malay or Indians who did our very best to contribute back to society and for the unfortunate ones. Every little help makes a lot of difference actually. For more updates about Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong, check them out at

Held at The Cube, IOI Galleria, Bandar Puteri Puchong last Sunday, this first year’s power-packed and energetic event saw the attendance of close to 1,000 participants. It also raised RM20,000.00 which will be used to aid Breast Cancer Welfare Association.

Columbia Asia’s CEO Mr. Kelvin Tan said, “This is indeed a great achievement not only for us at Columbia Asia, but for the many Malaysians who are here today to support breast cancer awareness. The Pink Charity Fun Run is the hospital’s first charity run project aimed to raise funds for underprivileged patients’. It is also to support BCWA in various educational and community endeavours.

The Pink Charity Fun Run was officiated by Deputy Minister of Health, YB Dato’ Seri Dr. Hilmi Yahaya. The run has two(2) categories, the Men’s Open & Women’s Open 5km & 7KM respectively.

Breast cancer is a major global health problem and the leading cause of death among women of all ethnic backgrounds. Each year, an estimated 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed worldwide. In Malaysia, breast cancer is the most common cancer where 1 in 19 Malaysian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.  Around 4000 women are diagnosed each year and it occurs mostly in women aged between 35 and 60 with 40% affected aged below 50.

The Pink Fun Run took on a fun-run theme which included an aerobic warm up session led by Gorgeous Fitness instructors. Participants were also treated to a mini bazaar and a lucky draw session after the run. 

Pink Charity Fun Run 2015 is supported by event partner, IOI Properties Group Berhad and sponsored by Gorgeous Fitness, Phiten, Thermoskin, Deep Heat, MediFeet, Medical Apparatus, Best Contact, SunPharma, Latte 25 & Cocoa 25, Urban Health, Roche, One Pharmacy, Curves Fitness, Dutch Lady, BizzyBody, Ebene, Enercal Plus and Jardine Llyod Thompson.

About Columbia Asia Sdn Bhd
Columbia Asia Sdn Bhd is 30% owned by the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and 70% is held by a US-based fund, the International Columbia USA LLC (ICU), which comprises over 150 individuals and institutional investors.

About Columbia Asia Group of Companies
International healthcare company, Columbia Asia, started its operations in 1997. Now, Columbia Asia has 28 medical facilities across Asia, with 11 in Malaysia. The company believes in setting up mid-size hospitals – between 100 to 150 beds -- built in residential areas for accessibility and efficiency, and to better serve the community. This also helps keep costs down for consumers with no compromise on healthcare quality, modern amenities and highly-trained teams of specialists and nurses. The Columbia Asia hospital model is the trend for private healthcare of the future. 

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