Saturday, August 27, 2005

Cancer Awareness - Celebrate Life - Yellow Week

Yellow Week will be upon us soon on the 12- 18th September. This year we will be raising funds for a mobile cancer screening centre (a bus providing mammography, colorectal screening etc) for the urban poor and rural areas. Your support for this cause would be fantastic! The mobile bus for the urban poor is a project which is achievable with a little bit of help. It will be about RM600,000 to set up. It is a programme which is sorely needed in the Klang Valley. Statistics have shown that for underpriviledged women newly diagnosed with breast cancer the average size of the breast lump is 5.5cm .... larger than a golf ball.... the size of a small peach!!! This is not a kampung in the middle of nowhere.... this is KL. Her chances of beating something like this is less than 50%. The bus can at least help educated and screen (mammograms) over 5-6000 women a year and at least change that statistic to something more positive. We have a couple of fund raising events lined up for the week and of course a few awareness campaigns based on the 'Celebrate Life ' theme. Please support ‘Yellow Week’ events in September! A synoposis of the events are as follows: 16-18th: Cancer Expo, Suria KLCC & Bangsar Shopping Centre (free breast cancer examinations, fashion show of cancer survivors: all ages 6yrs - 76yrs! and other activities) 16th: Wear Yellow Day: Participants from corporations, organizations & schools wear NCSM yellow ribbons or a yellow item of clothing and donate in support of NCSM 16th: CelebrateLife! Dinner Show with The Philharmonic Society of Selangor, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur 18th: CelebrateLife Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament, Palm Garden Golf Course Wristband Contest August 15th-September 14th.. Prizes worth more than RM10,000! (Tune in to MixFM, read the newspapers or call NCSM at 03-2698 7300 for more contest details) Many cancers can be cured if detected at an early stage. Be proactive. Be aware. Get educated. Early detection saves lives. Please call if you would like to participate in Wear Yellow Day or buy a table or more for the dinner!! We would really appreciate companies to buy the tables at the dinner. The dinner is a 4 course Western set and the show is going to be a lot of fun. The tables are priced at RM5000, RM 4000, RM3000 and RM2000 for the cause. Volunteers are also needed for these events. Please write to directly for details. Please pass this along and try to get your friends to help out as well. National Cancer Society of Malaysia 66 Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz 50300 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2698 7300 Fax: 03-2698 4300 Website:

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