7 Years Old Jia Jin and His Team

Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Taman Megah (PPKKCTM) is home to 138 children, of all different races. Roughly 100 of these children carry various disabilities, including Down's Syndrome, autism, global delay, stroke and more.

Jia Jin wishes to help these disabled children by running in the ASEAN Unity Run 2015. This 5K is a fundraising charity campaign for the disabled children who are living at Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Taman Megah. Jia Jin's goal is to raise funds to put towards the monthly expenses of the children who reside there.

The running stats for Jia Jin's run at ASEAN Unity in 2015 are listed below.

Jia Jin cannot accomplish this difficult task all by himself, however. He needs a team that is willing to support him in this challenging endeavor. This team must support him, so that he can successfully complete his run and raise money for the disabled children who live at PPKKCTM. This team is his family.

Jia Jin has received full support from his family throughout the process, from his mother, father and sister. During his eight weeks of training for this grueling, his family has not left his side for a moment. His parents did not miss one single opportunity to attend his training exercises.

His parents have worked alongside of him, to ensure that he reaches his fundraising goal. Jia Jin set a goal to raise RM1000 to donate to the disabled children, but thanks to the kindness of generous donors, he was able to reach RM3360 by the end of the charity fundraising period.

JiaJin's running is not only special because of the help of his parents, but it is also special due to the presence of all of his parents' friends, who were happy to support Jia Jin's selfless determination to raise money for those who are less fortunate.

Their support made him feel great and encouraged him to continue running, even after the completion of ASEAN Unity Run 2015.

Running a marathon is not about an individual accomplishment, it is all about a team effort, every step of the way. It is not all about running a marathon; it is also about taking the journey alongside of others and building a relationship with family and the marathon itself.

Run For Hope always encourages parents to support their children in running for fundraising purposes and they are also encourages parents to run next to their children, as this will help to build a much stronger familial relationship. The family that runs together stays together.