Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Run to raise awareness and funds - Anuar Zain guest artist

FANCY listening to singer Zainal Abidin belting out his hits and contribute towards a good cause at the same time? Then Larian Kardio PPUM on Sept 2 is the place to be.

Apart from taking part in an invigorating run for 5.5km around the University Malaya Medical Centre grounds and campus, you can also catch Zainal perform hits like Hijau and Puteri, among others.
At a Press briefing yesterday, the 48-year-old Johorean said the two hits were especially important as they would be ‘auctioned off’ on that day.
“The two songs would be ‘awarded’ to the highest bidder of the day and the proceeds will go to PPUM’s Cardiology Unit Fund,” he said.
Zainal said the cause was especially dear to him.
“Although I’ve not had any heart problems before, my father died of a heart attack when he was about my age. So, keeping yourself informed of the disease and learning CPR can help as it can prove invaluable someday,” he said.
The event’s organising committee chairman, PPUM consultant cardiologist Associate Professor Dr Haizal Haron Kamar, said the event was organised not only to attract runners but also the public in general as a health fair will be held on the same day.
“There will be around 30 booths at the fair and free health screenings that visitors can benefit from. They can also enjoy performances by Zainal Abidin, Anuar Zain and Farah of One in a Million.
“We hope to raise awareness on cardiac problems with CPR demonstrations and health posters. We also hope to raise RM500,000 for our Unit Fund to help patients who can’t afford the costly treatment,” said Dr Haizal.
The entrance fee is RM15 and RM10 for the public and students, respectively, and the race flags off at 7am.
Also present at the Press briefing were the medical centre’s director, Professor Dr Ikram Shah Ismail, and event publicity head Dr Nik Halmey Nik Zainal Abidin.
Zainal was later brought for a tour of the Cardiology unit, where he spent time chatting with patients and learnt how to perform CPR.
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Source: The Malay Mail by By NURADZIMMAH DAIM

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