Inspired To Run
On 30 June 2013, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) will welcome a record 33,000 runners at Dataran Merdeka. In the midst of this overwhelming number of participants, this year’s SCKLM will hold special meaning for 24 passionate and dedicated young men and women who are selflessly giving themselves to run for a cause. And that cause is STROKE.
17 of these runners have undertaken to complete a grueling 42km and another 7 have undertaken to complete an equally challenging 21kmfor the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM). This group of runners aim to raise RM10,000 through this campaign as their show of support and tribute to the many stroke survivors out there. Their resounding message in this run is this – Yes! There Is Life After Stroke!
A few of these runners are no stranger to the cause for stroke – one of the participants is a two-time stroke survivor who has recovered to run in an ultra marathon of 100km within a year of recovery. Others have had family members or friends who have personally been afflicted with stroke.A few more are running their first ever marathons, and yet they are determined to finish the race and they have chosen to run for a cause that is very close to their hearts. Everyone has a personal moving story as to why they choose to be part of RUN FOR NASAM 2013. Everyone is inspired to run.
Stroke, a non-communicable condition, attacks 15 million people worldwide every year. In Malaysia:
We in turn are inspired by each one of you. NASAM is grateful to the entire Team 2ndskin who has come out in full force in support of their team mate, Roy Yeow and, to the other 11 dedicated runners who complete this campaign. RUN FOR NASAM will not be possible without each and everyone of you.
Please support them by donating generously to this campaign and help them raise RM10,000 for a worthy cause. RUN FOR NASAM is also looking to recruit more runners to run for this cause in next year’s SCKLM. Please register your interest now by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - we welcome many more of you to join us in this yearly run.
24 runners, 24 real life personal stories as to why this campaign is so close to their hearts. We want to pay tribute to them by sharing their stories and inspiration on this page.
Click here to see who are the 24 runners:
NASAM’s main objectives are two-fold; firstly to provide rehabilitation services to enable stroke survivors to live a normal a life as possible within the limits of their disabilities, and secondly, to raise public awareness and education towards stroke prevention. Today, NASAM operates eight centres nationwide in Petaling Jaya and Ampang (Selangor); Penang; Ipoh (Perak); Malacca; Kuantan (Pahang); Kota Kinabalu (Sabah); and Johor Bahru (Johor). NASAM’s long-term mission is to avail stroke rehabilitation to as many stroke survivors as possible, especially the poor and those living in rural areas. To this end, the visionary aim of NASAM is to establish a stroke specific rehabilitation centre in every major town throughout Malaysia.
NASAM passionately advocates that, ‘There is life after stroke’.