Once again, on November 5, 2023, AIU’s Mission Faculty of Nursing (MFON) orchestrated a successful “Mission Run for Health + Help” on an exciting Sunday morning. In collaboration with AIU’s marketing department and Hope Channel, this event aimed to promote health and was a fundraising initiative for a new building near the IT building.
This semester’s run witnessed enthusiastic participation from AIU and AIMS students, faculty, and residents of Muak Lek, demonstrating a commitment to healthy living and community engagement.
The event started at 5 a.m.; the day commenced with registration and opening remarks from event coordinators. Mrs. Maxine and her science students led an invigorating warm-up before participants began their chosen runs. AIU President and Nursing faculty coordinators delivered impactful opening remarks, followed by a moment of reflection with an opening prayer and the countdown to the run.
Adding to the appeal, the event featured four categories: a 10 km Mini Marathon, a 5 km Fun Run for individuals aged 14 and above, a 5 km Fun Run for kids aged 8-13, and a VIP category. This diverse set of categories contributed to the inclusivity and vibrancy of the event.
Behind the scenes, MFON played a crucial role not only in organizing the run but also in ensuring the well-being of participants. In addition to medals, MFON prepared light meals for all participants, enhancing the overall experience and reflecting their dedication to community health.
By Addonea Girll Gabu, Communication Major, English International Program