Since Care2Run’s inception, we have been driven by one goal: to give young people an alternative opportunity to develop through sports.
Our pioneer team met through various community outdoor activities, and experienced first-hand how sports benefitted individuals, families, and especially young people.
So in 2015, with a vision to give back to our communities, the Care2Run team explored, researched and introduced our pilot programme – an 8-week sports mentoring programme for young people from financially-challenged families and welfare homes.
Care2Run begins the year by taking part in KL Bar 2019. A massive contingent of 25 kids run participants, 16 relay runners and a support crew of some 70 people (comprising volunteers, Care2Run senior and junior coaches, parents, friends and running mentors) turn out at the event.
MOE approval for Care2Run to conduct programmes in governments schools extended and expanded to cover schools in three states, namely Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang.
Care2Run participants compete in KL Bar Run 2018 and showcase their entrepreneurial skills, raising RM2,500 for Care2Run – RM1,000 above the target amount.
Forty-six educators from 26 schools and non-profit organisations participate in Care2Run’s Train The Teachers Programme conducted in collaboration with the Petaling District Education Department.
Care2Run charts unprecedented landmark with the graduation of 11 junior sports coaches via its pioneering Junior Leaders Programme (JLP).
Bursa Bull Charge 2018 sees Care2Run partnering with Yayasan Bursa to present the country’s first-ever mentor-assisted para run. Twenty-five differently-abled young people participate with run buddies from Bursa Malaysia in the event.
Care2Run participants take part in Allianz-Pacesetters Relay 2018. Many participants finish strong with medals, while Care2Run Junior Mentors and Junior Coaches, who graduated earlier in the year via the Junior Leaders Programme, provide support and pace the slower participants.
Care2Run Foundation Programme Season 3 initiated in a government school for 31 children with different learning needs.
Two separate sessions are designed to cater to both low- and high-functioning children.
Yayasan Bursa provides support with grant.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme initiated with Datasonic Foundation.
Datasonic Foundation supports Care2Run financially for a year as its CSR partner.
Seventy-one Datasonic employees volunteer for the Care2Run programme over 10 weeks.
Care2Run Foundation Programme Season 2 initiated. Volunteer pool grows to include teachers from international schools, government and private university students, working professionals, parents and retirees.
Care2Run charts major milestone upon receiving greenlight from the Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia to conduct Care2Run programmes in lieu of the conventional physical education (PE) sessions in government schools with special education programmes.
Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) sports medicine doctor and lecturer Associate Professor Dr Mohd Nahar Azmi and Professor Dr Nur Aishah Md Taib, Head of Breast Cancer Surgery at UMMC, join as Care2Run advisors.
Care2Run initiates Gift of HOPE by Care2Run for UMMC breast cancer survivors, facilitating exercise therapy in nature.
Care2Run is established by a pioneer batch of 12 volunteers with a mission to provide young people an opportunity to develop holistically through sports. The plan is validated with 12 school teachers and welfare home representatives.
Twenty-seven children from under-served communities complete the inaugural Care2Run Foundation Programme.
The programme is conducted over eight weeks at University Malaya. As many as 20 new volunteers are recruited.
Care2Run receives nominal seed funding from the Petaling district council.
Care2Run children, volunteers and coaches raise funds for prostate cancer awareness by participating in University Malaya’s Blue Cap Run.
All 108 participants under the Care2Run banner complete their 3km run.