It is originated from the idea of running for a cause and aims to raise funds to support the university’s charity partners, so they can focus on what they do best – serving and caring for the less fortunate. IMU has organised a series of community-directed activities under the banner of “IMU Cares” since 2001. Following the success of IMU Chariofare 2016 – an event of charity and fun, the university will once again be organising the IMU Chariofare 2017 – Live.Run.Love to continue the support to the less fortunate.
IMU Chariofare 2017, consists of a Charity Run and Carnival dedicated to raising funds for the beneficiary below.
Two of the core values of the International Medical University (IMU) – “Responsiveness” and “service” calls on the students and staff of IMU, to commit to providing outstanding service and to reach out to communities in need of financial or medical relief.
Every year, the total natural disasters reported around the world have been steadily increasing, leaving millions of people injured, homeless, displaced or evacuated. Countries hit by natural disasters call for emergency international assistance. In view of this, the IMU Cares Programme initiated the Natural Disaster Aid fund to reach out to affected communities through financial donations or through direct involvement of IMU staff and students by participating in providing direct care, counselling and comfort at the sites of the disasters by collaborating with NGO’s such as MERCY Malaysia and Medecins Sans Frontiers. In the past, this fund has benefited victims of the Acheh Tsunami, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Nepal Earthquake, the flood victims in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, as well as the Chennai flood.
All of us are also aware that the less privileged population in Malaysia includes the homeless, the migrant workers and the refugees, many of whom are unable to access the services of the Malaysian public health system to address their health problems. These group of people, including their children, also do not receive much assistance, if any, from their embassies. Therefore it is proposed that the Natural Disaster Fund to be renamed the Humanitarian Aid Fund so that its scope and reach can be extended to those people living in Malaysia that are not eligible for health services provided freely by the Malaysian Ministry of Health system.
The organising committee is working on bringing you a series of exciting events such as food and beverages, games, performances as well as free medical and oral health screening all in one day!
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