Toon thanks fans for helping him attain goal of collecting 700 million baht in donations

Rocker-runner Toon Bodyslam on Saturday (Dec 9) offered his heart-felt thanks to the Thai people for helping him achieve his goal of mobilizing 700 million baht in public donations for 11 hospitals nationwide.

Mr Artivara Kongmalai, alias as Toon Bodyslam, was informed that his 700-million baht target had been attained at about 5 pm on Saturday before he and his team resumed the last leg of 13.4 kilometre run on the Chainat-Manorom highway in Muang district of Chainat.

The runner told his fans that he didn't expect to achieve his goal so fast and so early. This shows the power of bits of money which are deemed insignificant but when being put together will turn huge. If we believe in the same thing that bits of money that we have collected en route to our destination can help save lives, he said.

Despite the donations which amounted to 715 million baht as of 1.31 pm on Sunday (Dec 10), Toon has vowed to continue the run till the destination in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai.

The runner and his team took a day break on Sunday before resuming the run on Monday morning toward Payuha Khiri district of Nakhon Sawan province.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)