Jogging for a better future

TAYLOR’S College has set a new record for its annual charity jogathon event, Jog For Hope 2014.

The jogathon was held at the Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas campus and raised RM57,000 for the Stepping Stones Living Centre, a fully-residential home for underprivileged children and senior citizens.

“We are proud to see students creating a milestone for themselves through Jog for Hope, one of the key events for Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas,” said Taylor’s College president Lim Tou Boon.

“Every year, students are given the opportunity to excel beyond academic achievements and develop their life skills and leadership skills in organising events within and beyond the campus.

“It is a learning experience for students to grow towards being well-rounded individuals who will eventually take their place as productive leaders in the global community,” he added.

Realising the need to continue raising the bar, the Jog For Hope 2014 organising committee approached community members through face-to-face interaction and social media platforms to promote the charity jog-a-thon and its noble cause.

“We learnt to be more resourceful and creative in driving participation for the run,” explained organising committee chairperson Lim Fong Lian who is currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

This year, over 2,000 participants, between the ages of three and 80, braved early morning showers to jog in support of fulfilling the education needs of underprivileged children.

The Star, published: Sunday October 19, 2014