May 25, 2009

2.3km of blindfolded walk

I received this email from Grace.

And for Penangites or anyone who stay near Penang, I believe this is a great and NOBLE activity to join. Do read further.

Dear all,

Please help to forward this email to as many friends/colleagues/family members as possible, as St. Nicholas’ Home for the Blind, Penang aims to get 5,000 participants to make this ‘Walk for Sight’ Charity Walk 2009 a success. If you wish to volunteer your service during our Roadshows, please feel free to revert back to me at my email above, or call at 04-229 0800.

Thank you and God bless you.

Oh ya, see you there!

When was the last time you did something challenging? This could be the most challenging time for you, all happening on the 28th June 2009! Come join the fun!

For the first time ever in Penang, St. Nicholas’ Home and the Region 1 Lions & Leos Clubs of District 308 B2, Malaysia and Majlis Sukan Negeri Pulau Pinang are co-organizing a Charity Walk in June 2009.

This Walk is not just any other Walk, but a Walk with a twist! It will be an interesting walk where one is blindfolded and led by another through a 2.3km Walk along Padang Polo, opposite Hospital Besar Pulau Pinang. Partners can switch roles along the Walk, thus giving the sighted the opportunity to experience blindness, to value sight and appreciate teamwork, to have fun and also to raise funds for a good cause. At the end of the Walk, lucky draw prizes will be given away to lucky participants.

The event is to celebrate Lions 50th year Community Service in Malaysia and in conjunction with St. Nicholas’ Home’s annual fundraising project to raise RM100,000 for purchase of new eye correction equipment as well as for cataract operation for the needy. For more details of the Walk, see attached.

The details of the event as follows:-
Date: Sunday, 28th June 2009
Flag-off Time: 8.00 a.m.
Venue: Flag-off at Padang Polo, Jalan Sepoy Lines (in front of the Dental School)
Finishing at the same point.
Registration fee: RM15 (Adult) RM10 (Junior aged 7-12 years)

For more info on the above event, please call St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang at 04-229 0800 or email


Anonymous said...

are u joining this event?

pilocarpine said...

plan to. but my roster doesn't allow.