CYBERJAYA – About 1000 runners set themselves to support autism awareness at the Danajamin Mighty Run in Centrus Mall, Cyberjaya today. Last year, the charity run had 700 runners comprising of Danajamin Nasional Berhad’s (Danajamin) staff, family members, clients, business partners and members of the public and successfully collected RM 30,225 for The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM). The fund was used by NASOM to upgrade its Vocational Centre in Bandar Puteri, Kelang.
According to Mohamed Nazri Omar, Chief Executive Officer of Danajamin, “Not many people understand the challenges faced by those who are directly and indirectly affected with autism, be it the parents or the child themselves, as they sometimes struggle to have access to resources and assistance. As the organizer for second year running and supporter of autism awareness and the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) for the last 4 years, we are enthusiastic to again be championing a worthy cause and place Danajamin Mighty Run in the Malaysian running calendar. We believe that with increased awareness, more people will learn about autism, understand it better and provides assistance in facilitating early intervention programmes.”
During the event, Mohamed Nazri presented a mock cheque with a total of RM 50,000 to the representatives from NASOM. The contribution was from the registration fee of the run.
There are two categories for the run namely the 5km fun run and 10km competitive run. This year, participants stand a chance to win RM10,000 in cash and lucky draw prizes.
“We are very humbled with the overwhelming support from our corporate partners, clients, friends, families and members of the public during the first year of organizing the event. I trust that our clients, partners and the public at large share the same aspiration to help those in need by fulfilling our social obligations. Hence, this year, we hope that with the added awareness on the run, we can attract more participants to raise funds for NASOM and help the less fortunate across all ages and races. We are excited to see the outcome and benefits that the run will bring to NASOM,” added Mohamed Nazri.
Former SEA Games champion, Jeffrey Ong and Farah Begum will do the honour to flag-off the 5km Fun Run and 10km Competitive Run respectively.
For more information on the run, please visit the run’s official website at www.danajaminmightyrun.com. For more information about Danajamin, its services as well as its leadership, kindly visit our website at www.danajamin.com
Danajamin Nasional Berhad (Danajamin) is Malaysia’s first and only Financial Guarantee Insurer. Established in May 2009, Danajamin’s objective is to ensure that financially viable corporates continue to be able to access the bond market for their long term financing needs and at the same time, be an enabler to further develop the domestic bond and sukuk market.
To date, Danajamin has provided its guarantee for RM9 billion bond/sukuk programmes issued by 31 companies across various sectors; and brought about a market impact of RM16 billion through its risk sharing collaboration with partner banks.
Danajamin has been accorded the highest rating ‘AAA’ by both RAM Rating Services Berhad (RAM) and Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC). It is regulated and supervised by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Financial Services Act 2013. Danajamin is equally owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad.
Today, Danajamin is well positioned to further enable the development of Malaysia’s capital market. Growing from strength to strength, Danajamin’s total assets and shareholders’ equity stands at RM2.1 billion and RM1.6 billion respectively (as at 30 June 2017).