TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 7, 2016) -
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Almas Jiwani, CEO of Almas Jiwani Foundation (AJF) will participate in the inaugural CanKen 5K Road Race in support of KidFit Program at Trillium Health Partners (THP). THP is one of the largest community-based academically affiliated acute care facilities in Canada, serving the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. It is comprised of The Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre.
The opening ceremony for the CanKen 5K Road Race and Canada Kenya International EXPO will take place on Tuesday September 13th 2016, 11.00am - 1.00pm at Payal Convention Centre, 3410 Semenyk Ct, Mississauga, ON L5C 4P8 Canada.
The two events have been organized by CanKen Sports Club, a not-for-profit organization who mainly focus on nurturing and managing sports talent. It also aims at organizing sports events for community initiatives and humanitarian causes in Canada as well as training and coaching in sports.
"Supporting awareness and raising of funds for Canadian children through CanKen 5K Road Race is very much part of the humanitarian causes that Almas Jiwani Foundation is proud to be associated with. KidFit Health and Wellness Clinic through Trillium Health Partners offers treatment for families with children and adolescents who are experiencing, or at risk for serious medical and psychological consequences associated with obesity. This is a great initiative by the road race organizers and the THP," said Ms. Almas Jiwani, the President and CEO of AJF.
"We are happy that such a fiercely vocal and internationally renowned champion for gender equality and social, economic, and political empowerment will help spearhead the awareness of children's wellness through KidFit Program that CanKen 5K Road Race is supporting at Trillium Health Partners," said Eliud Lagat, the President of CanKen Sports Club who is also the CanKen 5K Road Race Director.
"Kenya has been known for its prowess in middle and long-distance running. We are happy that the Kenyan community in Canada is rallying around this cause for Canadian children by supporting CanKen Road Race as a way to achieve such a noble objective," said H.E. John Lanyasunya, The Kenya High Commissioner to Canada who is expected to grace the opening ceremony among other dignitaries and invited guests. I am very grateful that Almas Jiwani Foundation will join us in making these landmark events a success," he added.
The CanKen Road Race will be held on Sunday, September 18th, 2016, 8.00 AM at Mississauga Valley Park, 1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard, Mississauga, ON L5A 3R8 Canada.
The 2016 participants' registration is currently ongoing at www.cankenroadrace.com.
ABOUT THE ALMAS JIWANI FOUNDATION
Empowering women and girls through focused projects that directly address gender equality, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment and energy rights. Through empowering women and girls in targeted areas, AJF hopes to improve societal and economic conditions in the developing world. Projects include providing sustainable energy to provide a better education, better living conditions and to create the environment where women can thrive as entrepreneurs in any region.
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