Samitada Sungkapo, M.D.
- Kao-Kon-La-Kao: Step by Step Together, the marathon project for the nation
Dr. Samitada Sungkapo is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. She loves running both road and trails. Marathon and ultramarathon is her journey and travelling around the world. Her experience from running, working on rehabilitation, antiaging sciences leads to the achievement of Kao-kon-la-kao project; running from southeast to northeast of Thailand by raising a fund for 11 hospitals around Thailand. Her happiness is being a social benefit and someone's inspiration to take good care of their wellness.
The History of Kao-Kon-La-Kao Project Marathon Charity Run.
Rock star Artiwara aka "Toon Bodyslam" Kongmalai completed his 55-day charity run on schedule, reaching the finishing line at the border checkpoint in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai on Monday.
The singer has raised more than 1.1 billion baht, far exceeding his 700-million-baht target, by calling for small donations from all Thais. The money will be donated to 11 state hospitals nationwide to buy essential medical equipment.
Toon started the final day of his marathon at 2.30am from Muang district, using Phahon Yothin Road toward the northernmost point of Thailand at the Thai-Myanmar the border. He ran 61.5 kilometres on Monday to reach the destination.
Toon reached the target distance of 2,191km in Mae Chan district and continued for another 24km to the finish line, for a total distance of 2,215km.
He started his journey on Nov 1, leaving from Betong district of Yala province. The rocker has run through 20 provinces.
Toon reached his final destination to a warm welcome from people in Chiang Rai. More than 100 local artists in Chiang Rai had waited to greet him in tambon Ban Du of Muang district since 2am. He had planned to reach this checkpoint on Sunday evening but cut short his run due to injury.
The rocker crossed the final line at 6.20pm, having spent 55 days on the road or 386 hours.
The Kaokonlakao Project is a charity run for fundraising to purchase medical instruments for 11 hospitals nationwide.
This article is credit to: Bangkok Post Public Company Limited.