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We're approaching the final stretch for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 with less than six weeks to Race Day! We hope that your preparations are going according to schedule and that you’re getting pumped up with excitement, enthusiasm and a determination to do well. While you’re in the midst of your preparations, please spare a thought (and hopefully some Ringgit) for the four beneficiary charities under our Run For A Reason charity programme.

The Standard Chartered Foundation will be raising funds for its Intraocular Lens Project which aims to address avoidable blindness and promote quality eye healthcare for underprivileged cataract patients. In 2017, approximately 50,000 Malaysians will be affected by cataracts with more than 2,700 patients not being able to afford to undergo cataract surgery due to the high cost of lenses.

The National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) is the first not-for-profit cancer organisation in Malaysia that provides education, care and support services for people affected by cancer. It is the only charitable organisation that provides holistic cancer support to patients and caregivers in various phases through its five cancer centres – the Cancer and Health Screening Clinic, Nuclear Medicine Centre, Resource and Wellness Centre, Quit Smoking Clinic and the Children’s Home of Hope.

Hospis Malaysia is a charitable organisation providing professional community palliative care to those with life-limiting illnesses (such as cancer, AIDS, organ failure or progressive neurological conditions). Their purpose is to enhance the quality of life of patients by assessing their medical, psychological and emotional conditions and treating them accordingly. All of Hospis’ services and facilities are provided free-of-charge.

Dignity For Children Foundation believes that quality, holistic education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Their objective is to establish high-quality, one-stop community learning centres for the poor; implementing specialized learning environments which develop children academically and socially, empowering them to become productive members of society.

If you’re running in SCKLM 2017, donating to these charities is a great way to focus your efforts on something bigger than yourself while accomplishing your health or personal milestone goals. There’s nothing better than knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life to spur you on your own journey. If you’re not running in SCKLM 2017 this time around, donating to these charities is a fantastic way of being a part of the event!

If you want to find out more about these charities, please go to

If you want to donate to these charities through our Run For A Reason runners, please go to

Please donate generously. Happy training and see you on Race Day!

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