24 September 2017 – A large crowd of 3,000 gathered at the old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building to participate in the Heart Run to celebrate World Heart Day 2017 in Kuching. There were three categories, a 2km Heart Walk where mostly parents and their young children walked with heart-shaped balloons in red t-shirts while the 5km and 12km runners wore their green dri-fit t-shirts. This year, everyone received a medal – a lovely small heart-shaped medal for the 2km walk and the larger one for the 5km and 12km race finishers.
YB Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu, a board of trustee for the Sarawak Heart Foundation was pleased that the run had successfully raised RM370,000.00 and thanked participants and sponsors for their support. The money will be used to manage the foundation’s Heart to Heart Programme, a financial assistance provided to children suffering from critical heart diseases to undergo medical treatment in cardiac hospitals in Kuala Lumpur. The foundation collaborates with the Sarawak Heart Centre to provide the best cardiac care especially to the needy who cannot afford the high medical bills.
CMS contributed RM5,000.00 to Sarawak Heart Foundation for this Heart Run.