Photo - More than 400 cyclists gathered at Intel Penang for the "Ride4Heart" 50km charity ride flag off.
More than 400 cyclists covered a 50km route around George Town, Penang, as past a drive to raise funds and awareness for heart health in Malaysia, said semiconductor firm Intel Malaysia.
The 'Ride4Heart' cyclethon raised RM55,440 (US$14,741) to benefit Yayasan Jantung Malaysia and Lions Club of Georgetown Heart Fund, said Robin Martin, technology & manufacturing group, general manager, assembly test & manufacturing, managing director, Intel Malaysia.
The total amount included RM9,500 (about US$2,526), which was given to The Lions Club of Georgetown Heart Fund while the dedicated team of cyclists pedalled a distance of 387km from Bayan Lepas, Penang to Kuala Lumpur to deliver the cheque of RM45,940 (about US$12,215) that was presented to Yayasan Jantung Malaysia, said Martin.
Co-organised with the George Town chapter of Lions Club International, this is Intel Malaysia's second such event following 2014's 'Ride for Cancer' cyclethon.
"It's important at Intel Malaysia to ensure that the various things that we do help make an impact," he said. "That is why we encourage Intel employees to cultivate a spirit of volunteerism to make our communities a better place to live, work and play in."
"As long as there are worthy causes in need of awareness and solid action, we will be there to support it all the way. We intend to make these cyclethons a part of our tradition and keep them going for as long as we can," he added.
The 400+ cyclists in the charity ride around George Town, which included 370 Intel employees, also represented a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Moore's Law that set the pace for innovation and development for Intel to expand and improve microprocessor technologies, said Martin.
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