The Mon Sheong Foundation held its annual Fun Run and Walk May 13 at the Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park. It’s a meaningful way to honour moms for their hard work and contributions – all while raising funds to benefit the elderly.
More than 600 participants, including local celebrities and government officials, came together to take part in a five-kilometre run or walk as well as a wide range of family-friendly activities.
The event kickoff included the Lion Dance, a traditional celebration for Chinese New Year and important events. The ceremony symbolizes good luck while bringing health and wealth to the people.
“We wanted today to be meaningful for the entire family, adding elements that all generations in the family can enjoy,” said Tim Kwan, Mon Sheong Foundation chairman, at the official ceremony. “Spending the day together as a family, including our pets, is what makes this event fitting for Mother’s Day. We are always looking for ways to care for the elderly and be able to nurture the young at the same time at our events. We are extremely excited about the 320 long-term care beds that were awarded to us recently. Building our facility in Stouffville is an optimal decision as the population of York Region increases rapidly. We are currently working closely with the municipality with a goal of completing the facility and providing services by 2022.”
Main photo, from the left, Town of Richmond Hill Councillor Castro Liu; Doris Chan, Mon Sheong Foundation president; Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow; Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi; Jo-Cy Lee, Mon Sheong Foundation second vice-president; Susanna Wong, 2018 Fun Run and Walk co-chair and Richmond Hill Councillor Tom Muench.
Susanna Wong (left) and Simon Ng, 2018 Fun Run and Walk co-chairs feed the lions in the Lion Dance ceremony.