And so I started my first run in 2017 with blasts of colours filling the air. Despite it being my fourth participation in this colourful run, it was a first with my mother and sister.
I had lots of fun throwing coloured powder at those who stood close to me and no one was spared, even strangers.
It flagged off soon after and me, who was covered from head to toe in rainbow, followed the coloured cloud. Running (or in my case, walking) with more than 3,400 participants around the State Library in the afternoon proved to be an obstacle on its own but nevertheless, I managed to complete my Colour “Walk” in less than an hour.
With pride, I accompanied my family to do a little grocery-shopping after the run and our coloured-faces even became a conversational piece with strangers.
It was a fun experience I must admit and even more so, seeing my “young at heart” mother who joined me in throwing coloured powder at my fellow CMS brothers and sisters.
Organised by the Sarawak’ Children Cancer Society, the Colour Rush aims to raise awareness and funds in support of families and children battling childhood cancer in Sarawak. The fun is also held in commemoration of International Childhood Cancer Day which falls on 15 February.