Toon raises B26m for hospitals as southern run ends

Toon raises B26m for hospitals as southern run ends

Artiwara "Toon Bodyslam" Kongmalai's latest run has raised 26 million baht so far to help southern hospitals. (Photo from Kao Kon La Kao Facebook page)

Artiwara "Toon Bodyslam" Kongmalai and his running mates ended their run for hospitals in need of better medical equipment in the southern region on Sunday with donations of at least 26 million baht.

Toon and other runners wrapped up their four-day marathon run covering more than 300 kilometres on Sunday morning on Phuket island.

Latest figures showed the event raised 269 million baht -- and the number is still rising as the Kao Kon La Kao Foundation continues to welcome donations to help seven hospitals purchase more equipment for doctors and nurses to help patients.

The charity run started on Thursday in Trang and proceeded along the Andaman coast passing Krabi and Phangnga before arriving at its final destination in Phuket.

The rocker said before starting his latest running journey that the best way to ease the workload of doctors and nurses was for people to exercise more, since that will keep them healthy and away from hospitals.

Toon plans future events for the same purpose in the northern, eastern and central regions in a campaign that will end next year.

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