Since Care2Run’s inception, we have been driven by one goal: to give young people an alternative opportunity to develop themselves 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.
University Malaya (UM) Blue Cap Relay Run
The children of Care2Run worked gracefully alongside our volunteers and coaches to raise funds for prostate cancer awareness by participating in University Malaya’s Blue Cap Run. All 108 participants under the Care2Run banner endeavoured to complete their 3km run.
International Meetings in Japan, Hawaii, and Thailand with Like-Minded Organisations
Care2Run had the opportunity to visit a handful of top special needs schools in Japan, Hawaii and Thailand on an international trip. One of the highlights of the trip involved the visit to a top special needs development institution in Japan – University of Tsukuba.
Yayasan Bursa Malaysia provided a RM50,000 grant to Care2Run
The 16th of November marks the unveiling of a ceremony in which a RM50,000 cheque was presented to Care2Run. The ceremony was held in Bursa’s office located in Kuala Lumpur.
KL Bar Run 2018
This event on 21st January 2018 was an opportunity for the children of Care2Run to give back while showcasing their entrepreneurial skills. These little entrepreneurs made cakes and cookies, with the aim of selling them at the event to raise funds for Care2Run. They zealously sold mixed nuts and t-shirts too. Overall, the children raised RM2,500 for Care2Run which was RM1,000 above the targeted amount.
KL Bar Run
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.
The First Feature on BFM Radio
Denise and Sandra were featured on BFM’s radio podcast as Care2Run representatives. The headlined topics of the podcast centered around the beginnings and goals of Care2Run. It was an authentic discussion that drew a spotlight on their underlying thoughts and feelings regarding Care2Run’s journey.
Funxercise & #Care2Dance Challenges
During the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), the declining mental and physical health of the affected citizens in the area was brought to our awareness; we began hosting Funxercise sessions to tackle the issue. Utilising the Care2Run house as our venue, we conducted online cum on-site sessions for a restricted number of participants. The team at Care2Run was deeply moved to watch the videos of 92 individuals participate in our #Care2Dance Youtube challenge.
Funxercise & #Care2Dance 2021 Interns Challenges
During the Conditional Movement Control Order (PKPB), many activities of daily living were restricted to avoid contact with each other. The Interns in our company also have to work from home to complete their tasks. So, mental health starts to deteriorate even physically they will be affected. We discussed and finally we started organising Funxercise sessions to address the issue. Using the Care2Run house as our venue, we conducted online sessions teaching them some unique movements to move their muscles to be active.
The team at Care2Run was overwhelmed to watch a video of 14 individuals participating in our #Care2Dance 2021 Interns Youtube challenge. They have shown incredible enthusiasm in showcasing their talents to the public.
Xtraordinary Digital Studio Launch
The launch of Xtraordinary Digital Studio in the Care2RunHouse was held on 9th April 2021. The purpose of this studio is to create learning and job opportunities for differently-abled youngsters. The studio is full of various types of equipment that has either donated or bought with the funds raised in December 2020. Besides, it also serves to sustain Care2Run as studio rental, photoshoots and editing services are offered to external parties.
Xtraordinary Digital Studio Launch
The launch of Xtraordinary Digital Studio in the Care2RunHouse was held on 9th April 2021. The purpose of this studio is to create learning and job opportunities for differently-abled youngsters. The studio is full of various types of equipment that has either donated or bought with the funds raised in December 2020. Besides, it also serves to sustain Care2Run as studio rental, photoshoots and editing services are offered to external parties. experience.
Do Good Project
The Do Good Project is an endearing memory for Care2Run as it was one of our first events before Care2Run was officially established as an organisation.
The one-off outdoor community event served 90 underprivileged children from 2 welfare homes in partnership with Divine Life Society and MySkills Foundation.
Gift of H.O.P.E
Care2Run initiates Gift of H.O.P.E. by Care2Run for UMMC breast cancer survivors through the facilitation of exercise therapy in nature.
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, joined as Care2Run advisors to actualise the event.
Allianz-Pacesetters Relay 2018
Care2Run participants took part in Allianz-Pacesetters Relay 2018. Many participants finished strong with medals, while Care2Run Junior Mentors and Junior Coaches, who graduated earlier in the year via the Junior Leaders Programme, provided support to the slower paced participants.
Junior Leaders Programme (JLP) 1
The programme charts an unprecedented landmark with the graduation of 11 junior sports coaches via its pioneering Junior Leaders Programme (JLP). It is always a thrilling honour to see the children of Care2Run prosper as a result of being touched by our work.
Foundation Programme 7.0Care2Run conducted the programme for 15 participants on the 12th to the 15th of October at Space Rubix, Taman Aman Park and Tadika Diyana. The programme was made a success as a result of our fellow junior coaches, who have all previously graduated from our Junior Leaders Programme (JLP).
AYER Celebrate Life Walk and Fundraising
On the 17th of February, we collaborated with AYER Bukit Puchong and Bid Pro Direct to host a showroom to raise funds and organise a walk which was participated by 68 individuals from Care2Run. A total of RM3,000 was raised from the event, and 20 children and their caretakers were generously sponsored by the AYER group.
Inclusive Smartphone Photography Programme Piloting with Seven Participants
A kind volunteer worked with us to design and pilot a smartphone photography programme. The programme enlightened 7 differently-abled youngsters as they were given the opportunity to learn the theories surrounding photography. The youngsters were additionally taught how to apply the relevant concepts through a hands-on experience involving their own photography sessions.
Regional FunXercise is a virtual programme designed to empower youths with learning differences with fun and energetic classes and a dance challenge at the end. The objectives are to make physical activity more accessible, explore creativity through movement, and give youth with learning challenges opportunities to meet and interact.
World Down Syndrome Day with ORKIDS
On 21st March, which is World Down Syndrome Day, Care2Run collaborated with ORKIDS to create awareness about Down syndrome and support their organisation. 100 portraits and nine videos of children from ORKIDS were produced. Care2Run put in about ten days of ‘heart work’ to make this feat possible.