ABOUT HOT & COLD RUN
The Hot & Cold Charity Run was organised to celebrate the heroic feats of two extraordinary young men who successfully conquered two of the world’s toughest foot races in opposing hot and cold climate extremes - the 9th 6633 Arctic Ultra and the Gobi March -- in their bid to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.
Jeff and Jerry both share the same passion to end AIDS in Malaysia, particularly efforts to reduce new HIV infections among young people. It is for this reason that they came on board as Ambassadors of the Red Ribbon Youth Club, an advocacy project by MAF to promote HIV awareness, volunteerism, peer education and support among young Malaysians. THE RED RIBBON YOUTH CLUB was set up in early 2010 and its membership has since grown to more than 6,000 youths. Over 12 local and international universities/college took part in this programme and they all carried out HIV awareness campaigns and activities in their campus. These institutions include University Malaya, University Utara Malaysia, Taylor’s College, UniKL, University Sains Malaysia and many more.
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HOT & COLD CHARITY RUN 2019
To commemorate Hedzrina and Jeff’s herculean efforts, MAF in partnership with UMFOM will organise a charity run called HOT & COLD RUN on 30 June 2019 at the main campus of University of Malaya in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur.
This non-competitive event will also provide the opportunity for everyone, including students, to be meaningfully involved in this charity project and contribute to MAF’s fundraising effort. It will be opened to 2,000 runners in 3 Categories --10 KM, 5 KM and 3 KM -- all within the campus ground including its eponymous landmark Bukit Cinta.
Proceeds raised from the MAF Ultra Challenge 2018 and Hot & Cold Run will be channelled to support HIV education and prevention activities for young people under the MAF Red Ribbon Youth Club. Part of the proceeds will also be dedicated to the UMFOM Development Fund.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Carnival
To generate further excitement, we will also plan a daylong HIV & AIDS Awareness Carnival and Charity Bazaar as part of the festivities. A carnival-like atmosphere, featuring live stage performance, exhibition, healthcare education corner, crowd engagement programmes, charity bazaar and Sponsor’s Showcase Village will be created for the event.
Celebrity Endorsement Programme
MAF’s Red Ribbon Celebrity Supporters (RRCS) such as Aaron Aziz, Fahrin Ahmad and Dayang Nurfaizah will be taking part in the event to lend their support to this event. There will be special appearances and performances by the RRCS at the Carnival.
Be part of the Inaugural HOT & COLD RUN CORPORATE CHALLENGE & join us today in racing for a good cause.
HOW DO WE PICK A WINNER?
- 5 passes for 10 km
- 5 passes for any category
- Tax exemption receipt worth RM 1,500
- Branding presence - your company logo at the Event
- Stand a chance to bring home the inaugural Corporate Challenge Cup and cash prize of RM 3,000
THE ORGANISER & THE RUN BENEFICIARIES
MALAYSIAN AIDS FOUNDATION
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) was formed in 1993 to raise and administer funds to support the activities and programmes of Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and its Partner Organisations. It was formally incorporated under the Trustees (Incorporation) Act 1952 on May 13, 2003. These programmes include financial assistance schemes for children and adolescents infected and/or affected by HIV and the medicine assistance scheme to support Malaysians living with HIV in accessing life-saving treatment; as well as community based HIV & AIDS education, prevention, treatment, care and support programmes nationwide.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Malaya
Through its 50 years of history, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Malaya has produced thousands of medical, pharmacy, biomedical and nursing graduates who have gone on to serve the nation both in public and private service. As the first medical school in the country, the Faculty has maintained a proud tradition of producing the next generation of excellent physicians and scientists including future leaders of academic medicine.
In recent years, the Faculty has been at the forefront of the postgraduate clinical training programme in a wide range of medical specialties leading to a Masters in Medicine degree. Additionally, it offers graduate programmes leading to an MSc or PhD in various other biomedical fields, including pharmacy, nursing and molecular medicine.
The co-existence of a dynamic faculty and student population at the Faculty of Medicine with access to fully equipped facilities at the Faculty and medical centre has given rise to the ability to conduct multiple research programmes that encompass the basic sciences, clinical and translational research. In line with the university’s vision to be an internationally-renowned institution of higher learning in research and innovation, members of the Faculty are embarking on numerous research programmes through internal and external grants most recently supported by a large High Impact Research Grant from the Ministry of Higher Education.
Quoted from source: http://medicine.um.edu.my/deans-office/deans-message/