15th September 2013. The alarm rans at 5am. Quickly out of bed in no time at all, they were on the way to Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas (TCSH)
. More specifically 1,900 of them. Why? For Jog For Hope 2013 (JFH2013), the annual charity run organised by the Pre-University students of TCSH. What started out as a simple idea for charity by Chua Kee Aik, the president of the Tree Huggers Club and founder of Jog for Hope, had become a popular event amongst the community in the Sri Hartamas area. Last year, TCSH raised RM29,000 for SPICES
. SPICES is an acronym for Support for Parents, Infants and Children through Early Services, deals with children with learning difficulties and development delays. They help these children to fit into society and also realise their full potential.
Brian Lee, JFH2013 student leader comments “The opportunity to be part of this amazing event is a once in a lifetime chance, to manage something of this scale is something few of us will ever have the chance to do, not just during our studies but during our life. We learnt to be more resourceful and creative in driving participation for the run. The spectacle of seeing teenagers aged 16 to 20 working over three months to contribute over RM37,000 to charity is a sight to behold and I count myself truly privileged to have been a part of this event”.