Braving the unrelenting tropical heat, 12 cyclists rode a remarkable distance of 387km from Bayan Lepas, Penang to Kuala Lumpur to deliver a cheque of RM45,940 to Yayasan Jantung Malaysia.
The amount was part of the total funds that was raised earlier this month in a cyclethon that covered a distance of 50km around George Town, Penang involving 400 cyclists to create awareness for heart health in Malaysia.
The 50km charity ride, which covered Bayan Lepas, Pulau Tikus, George Town, Jelutong, Bayan Baru, Gelugor and Sungai Dua, also represented a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Moore’s Law that set the pace for innovation and development for Intel to expand and improve microprocessor technologies. Out of the 400 cyclists, 370 are employees of Intel Malaysia.
Co-organised with George Town chapter of Lions Club International, this is Intel Malaysia’s second cycling event following the success of last year’s “Ride For Cancer” cyclethon.
A total of RM55,440 was raised, with RM9,500 donated to The Lions Club of Georgetown Heart Fund while the balance went to Yayasan Jantung Malaysia.
Intel Malaysia has long established a stellar track record of corporate citizenship in its efforts among the community with employees actively empowered to engage in outreach initiatives; contributing their time and talent to causes close to their hearts.
Said Robin Martin, Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing Group; General Manager, Assembly Test & Manufacturing; Managing Director, Intel Malaysia, “It is important at Intel Malaysia to ensure that the various things that we do, help make an impact. That is why we encourage our employees to cultivate a spirit of volunteerism to make our community a better place to live, work and play in.
“As long as there are worthy causes in need of awareness and solid action, we will support it all the way. We intend to make these cyclethons a part of our tradition and keep them going for as long as possible.”
These photos were taken when the convoy of cyclists made a pit stop at Symphony Suites Hotel in Ipoh on their way from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.
Event: Ride4Heart Ipoh Pit Stop
Venue: Symphony Suites Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 12th August, 2015
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