UST Global Contributes to Marathon Fundraiser for Cancer Patients
January 11, 2014 - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
The proceeds from TrivandRUN, which was held today, will go towards facilitating treatment of financially-challenged patients visiting the city-based Regional Cancer Centre (RCC).
More than 1800+ employees from corporate houses, their family members and friends took part in various categories of the marathon including a 10-km corporate relay, 10-km ‘Endurance Run’, and a 2-km ‘Fun Run’. This was followed by a concert by the famous Asima band and an award ceremony which was presided by Dr. Paul Sebastian, Director, RCC Trivandrum, MLA K.Muraleedaran, Mayor Chandrika, and celebrity actors Suresh Gopi and Manikkuttan.
A team of 100 employees from UST Global also participated in the run to support the cause.
Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer and Country Head, UST Global said, "It gives us immense happiness and pride to associate UST Global with SARSAS for this initiative, and support them on their continued endeavor to make cancer treatment more accessible to patients with limited financial means. As a corporate citizen, UST Global has been working towards 'transforming lives' through positive, organized action and this partnership gave us yet another channel to make a meaningful difference to our community.”
Manoj M Mani, Representative of SARSAS, said, “TrivandRUN has been providing a platform to support Regional Cancer Centre in sustaining the incredible work it is doing, in making cancer treatment a reality for hundreds of underprivileged patients in the city. We extend our appreciation to UST Global, our other partners and the participants who’ve been running for the cause in large numbers to do their bit in helping the RCC meet the increasing needs of their patients. ”
The winner of the Endurance Run was Sapthendro Kumar Pattel from the Indian Air Force, who completed the run in a record timing of 26 minutes and 40 seconds. He was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 7500 by MLA K Muraleedaran. The second prize of Rs. 5000 was awarded to R.S Bind from the Indian Air Force by Mayor Chandrika.
The corporate relay was won by MRA Bakers, while Suntec and Ambrosia were the second and third runners up. The prizes were handed over to them by Suresh Gopi.
A surprise gift by Qatar Airways was awarded to the youngest participant of TrivandRUN — five-year old Master Nathaniel.
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Source: Business Wire India