Friday, May 13, 2022
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
He came to Australia because of a charitable deed, and ever since, Kay Nyenuh has paid that generosity back to the community tenfold.
“A complete stranger (at the time) made it possible for me to be here today,” Kay said.
13 years later, Kay has established himself as a regional health and fitness leader, having recently opened his third fitness centre in Andergrove. To celebrate, he is hosting a charity fun run Ks For Kay Charity Fun Run this Saturday morning.
“Join us on Saturday May 14, 2022, at the Bluewater Quay for our annual charity fun run to help raise funds for the Mackay Hospital Foundation. Distance this year will be 5Ks for Kay with 8K and 13K options,” Kay said.
“Walkers are welcome and there will be bacon and eggs for breakfast!”
Kay encourages walkers and runners to grab a ticket online so he knows how much breakfast to prepare for, but people are welcome to show up on the day. A minimum of $10 donation is asked for to support local charities.
Kay said he is where he is today because of the support of the local community, so it is important to him to give back.
“Giving back is something that is of second nature to me,” he said.
“Though we support other local charities, we mainly fundraise for the Mackay Hospital Foundation because it is a charity that I believe benefits everyone that lives and works in our region.
“Coming from a third world country where the healthcare system is almost nonexistent, I think it’s paramount that we do everything we can to support our local hospitals.”