Monday, March 11, 2013

SCKLM 2013 : Run For A Cause


It starts with you!
Every year, thousands pledge their support in aid of the charity partners under the umbrella of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. These runners make up of people whose lives are surrounded by others who share the same faith as those of the charity organisations they support. The contributions that follow have been awe-inspiring.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013’s “Run for a Cause” charity programme provides a platform for you to help others who aren't as fortunate. Over the past four years, more than RM2.4 million charity funds have been raised and distributed to help areas of cancer and children with special needs. Funds raised through the Marathon have given tremendous financial encouragement to the charity partners of Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

The Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) acts as the charitable arm of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad. SCF identifies and channel financial supports and aid to deserving community programmes in Malaysia through long term, sustainable and visible programmes for the community.  
The National Autism Society Malaysia’s mission is to advocate for the rights of people with autism and in doing so, provides opportunities for children to learn and lead a productive and fulfilling life.

If you are a supporter of eco-friendly pursuits, EcoKnights is an organisation that deserves your helping hand. The association advocates national and international environmental programmes that promote sustainable development amongst industry players and communities.
A new addition to the family this year is Hospis Malaysia. Hospis’ mission is to provide possible services in psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients who are suffering from life-limiting illness. Hospis helps to instil awareness on the value of life and promote a better quality of life for all patients regardless of illness or stage through advocacy, education, and research.

It starts with you. Turn your running journey more meaningful and fulfilling. Pick a charity that you believe in or support our “Run for a Cause” runners who have pledged because your participation will be nothing short of a positive contribution to the people in need!

Those who are interested in the ‘Run for a Cause’ charity programme can complete their registrations at www.kl-marathon.com.         

For media information, please contact:

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
Dominica Chin, Head of Brand and Sponsorships, Corporate Affairs
+6012 217 0245 | +6012 376 1539 | dominica.chin@sc.com  

Essence Communications at 03-7493 5588:
Karen Teh, ext. 209 | +60 12 448 1450 | karen.teh@my-essence.com
Lee Wei Yan, ext. 330 | +6016 599 2131 | weiyan@my-essence.com

For race event information / assistance, please contact:
Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd
+603 7725 0881 | 2013@kl-marathon.com

+603 7725 0881 | 2013@kl-marathon.com

Note to Editors:
About the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013
Back for the fifth year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is scheduled to take place on 30 June 2013. The marathon aims to grow to 30,000 total participants, ranging from elite professionals to first-time amateurs. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon boasts participants from all over Malaysia and over 48 countries worldwide. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 continues as Malaysia’s flagship running event with top runners competing for a total of USD110,000 prize money in 2013.

For more information on the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, please refer to:

About Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered – leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets and earns more than 90 per cent of its profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, the Group offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for nearly 87,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. Standard Chartered’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.

For further information please visit www.standardchartered.com. Follow Standard Chartered at www.facebook.com/standardchartered and on Twitter @StanChart.

Standard Chartered in Malaysia
Standard Chartered Bank, a member of the Standard Chartered Group was established in Malaysia in 1875 and incorporated as Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad on 29 February 1984.  As Malaysia’s first bank, Standard Chartered leads the way through product innovation, consistent and strong growth performance and sustainability initiatives. The Bank’s two businesses - Wholesale and Consumer Banking – provides a comprehensive range of financial products and services to corporates, institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals through its network of 40 branches across Malaysia.

In 2001, Standard Chartered UK established its third global technology & operations centre, Scope International, in Malaysia – the first international bank to do so in the country. Scope International provides software development, banking operations, IT support services and customer service capabilities to the Bank in up to 70 countries. It now houses the biggest software development company in the country, International Software Centre Malaysia (ISCM) and has a total workforce of more than 3,200 people.

Price Solutions Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank UK is also located in Malaysia. The company promotes and markets Standard Chartered’s financial products in Malaysia through a network of direct sales agents.

Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad’s Islamic Banking subsidiary was established in November 2008. It offers a full suite of Shariah-compliant products and services to individuals and corporates through its financial centres.

Standard Chartered employs more than 7,000 employees in all its Malaysian operations.

About the Event Organiser
Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd is a Kuala Lumpur-based company that provides strategic event management expertise for high scale sporting events. Dirigo is headed by Rainer Biemans and Gloria Ng that collectively have over 30 years in planning international sports events, and includes managing previous Standard Chartered KL Marathons. For more information on Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd, please call +603 7725 0881.

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