More than 300 participate in Mount Alvernia Hospital's colourful mass walk

Staff from Mount Alvernia Hospital taking photos outside the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Staff from Mount Alvernia Hospital taking photos outside the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Health Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (in red) during the walk. -- PHOTO: MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Health Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (in red) during the walk. -- PHOTO: MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL
Paricipants embarking on the mass walk. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Paricipants embarking on the mass walk. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Health Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim sounding a horn to flag off the event. -- PHOTO: MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Health Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim sounding a horn to flag off the event. -- PHOTO: MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL
More than 300 people took part in a mass walk event to commemorate Mount Alvernia Hospital's 54th anniversary. The hospital also announced plans to launch a fund-raising event to support the Yusof Ishak Professorship Fund  -- ST PHOTO:
More than 300 people took part in a mass walk event to commemorate Mount Alvernia Hospital's 54th anniversary. The hospital also announced plans to launch a fund-raising event to support the Yusof Ishak Professorship Fund  -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
More than 300 people took part in a mass walk event to commemorate Mount Alvernia Hospital's 54th anniversary. The hospital also announced plans to launch a fund-raising event to support the Yusof Ishak Professorship Fund  -- ST PHOTO:&nbsp
More than 300 people took part in a mass walk event to commemorate Mount Alvernia Hospital's 54th anniversary. The hospital also announced plans to launch a fund-raising event to support the Yusof Ishak Professorship Fund  -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - More than 300 people took part in a mass walk event on Wednesday to commemorate Mount Alvernia Hospital's 54th anniversary.

The hospital also announced that it is planning to launch a fund-raising event to support the Yusof Ishak Professorship Fund, and aims to raise $24,000 by the end of June.

Donations will come largely from doctors, hospital staff, management and the Board of Directors. The public can also donate through a collection box at the hospital lobby.

Participants, comprising hospital staff, sisters from the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood and doctors were decked out in ethnic costumes throughout the walk, in line with the professorship's teaching and research focus on multi-culturalism in Singapore.

For breaking the record of "Largest Mass Walk in Ethnic Attire", the event was officially inducted into the Singapore Book of Records.

The guest of honour was Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport, and Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC.

Mr Lee Suen Ming, chief executive officer of Mount Alvernia Hospital, said: "It is very encouraging to know that the practical support we are providing today will benefit the professorship's teaching and research work in further understanding of multi-ethnicity and multi-culturalism for an inclusive and progressive society."

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