Sun Bear Virtual Run 2020
Fundraising for the Sun Bears!
The Sun Bear Virtual Run (SBVR) 2020 aims to raise awareness on the plights of sun bears, apart from raising funds to sustain the rehabilitation costs of sun bears at BSBCC.
Until today, sun bears continue to be kept as pets and coping up with various expenses to rehabilitate rescued sun bears at our Centre has been challenging since the COVID-19 outbreak. BSBCC currently houses ex-captive sun bears that deserve a second chance to be wild bears again. These funds are needed for proper rehabilitation activities which are crucial to the bears to redeem the life they deserve.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of visitors plummeted drastically and hence has been directly affecting the centre’s main revenue. SBVR aims to sustain the rehabilitation cost while raising awareness on the plights of sun bears. The participants of SBVR can choose to run, jog, or walk either indoors or outdoors as long as they completed and recorded their 5 kilometre distance.
To our runners who registered and completed their run, we would like to congratulate and thank you for being a part in bettering the lives of our rescued sun bears! As of the completion of the event, a total of MYR 19,315.23 has been raised through this event. Your support has helped to cover over ONE month's worth of healthy food supplies to all of our 45 rescued bears! This means a lot to us and the bears, especially when our major dependence is still barely recovering from the global pandemic of COVID-19.
We would like to give a big shoutout to our supporters and participants: a total of 155 participants, comprising 143 adults and 12 kids from 12 countries worldwide including Malaysia had registered for the run!
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Virtual Sun Bear Run promotional video
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