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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Nov 27: Fifty-five runners comprising staff and students of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) on Sunday participated in a ‘Stylo Charity Run’ to raise funds for a community-based rehabilitation centre for special children — Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti (PDK) Miri — at the university’s campus.
The 3km run across the campus was organised by the Foundation of Commerce unit, Department of Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Business.
Besides raising funds for PDK Miri, the initiative also aimed to encourage members of the campus community to get involved in the larger local community as well as enrich the learning experience of the students.
In line with the run’s ‘stylo’ theme and to make it more colourful and memorable, all the participants donned brightly-coloured T-shirts and stylish props and accessories for the run.
Following the run, all were presented finishing badges in appreciation for their support.
Proceeds from the run amounting to over RM1,500 were presented to PDK Miri by Faculty of Business acting deputy Dean Dr Shamsul Kamariah Abdullah, Head of Department of Foundation of Commerce Wendy Law Li Ling, Foundation Studies lecturers Siti Kasmah Mohd Kassim and Michelle Phua Siew Huei and also two students. — DayakDaily