Kuching (Sarawak), Sunday, 4 September 2016 – More than 2,600 runners, with some clad in fashionable tribal outfits, paced and dashed on the streets of Kuching for the CMS Tribal Run 2.0 on Sunday, 4 September 2016.
The Run with its theme “Run for a Good Cause”, was participated by members of the public and CMS employees in the 10km Competitive Race and 5km Fun Run categories. Participants also donned impressive ethnic wear to compete for the ‘Most Creatively-Dressed Male and Female’ awards. The lucky draw prizes included bicycles, hotel stay and numerous electrical items.
CMS donated all entry fees collected from participants, amounting to RM120,000.00 to 10 local charitable organisations with each receiving RM12,000.00 including, The Sarawak Cheshire Home, Sarawak Society for the Blind, Kuching Autistic Association, Hope Place, Sarawak Hospice Society, SOS Kids, Barefoot Mercy, The Green Ribbon Association, Breakthrough Network Centre and STEC Kidney Foundation.
CMS’ Group Managing Director, Dato’ Richard Curtis said: “The increase of participants from our first public run last year is very encouraging. Moreover to have witnessed a gathering of runners, who has dedicated their time for a good cause, weighs in on the importance of providing for the underprivileged in our community.”
He continued, “The CMS Tribal Run is part of our ‘CMS Doing Good’ initiative, which is essentially a culture within the company that inculcates a sense of concern and a caring attitude for the community, and is part of our company’s values. Our Doing Good projects, which commenced since the mid-1990s which have thus far included a combination of financial aid, contributions in-kind and in particular staff volunteerism.
Another defining feature of CMS as a responsible corporate citizen is that the Group runs its businesses not just to generate profit but to benefit our four key stakeholders, namely our shareholders, staff, customers/suppliers and the communities within which CMS operates. This is manifested internally within the Group and it encourages a strong sense of obligation to fulfil our corporate responsibilities.
We are pleased to organise the CMS Tribal Run for the second year running and we will continually seek to be involved with various community support initiatives to meet our obligations to the community, a key stakeholder.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors who contributed in one way or another in making our CMS Tribal Run 2.0 a huge success and hope for their continued support.”
CMS Tribal Run 2.0 was also held for CMS employees in Saratok, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.