Breast cancer knows no race, colour, or creed: 1 in 20 Malaysian women are at risk of getting breast cancer. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, there are multiple efforts in fundraising as well as educating the public. Here’s how you can take part:
Breast Cancer Awareness Activity #1: Neubodi Bra Drive
Neubodi is organising a second-hand bra donations drive from 5th October to 5th November 2017through the Neubodi Bra Banks to help girls and women in challenging circumstances. Donated gently-used bras will go towards victims of sex trafficking – enabling their rehabilitation into society through a safe living selling second-hand bras while providing this essential item for the comfort and self-esteem of those in poverty.
Breast Cancer Awareness Activity #2: Free Clinical Breast Examinations
In support of breast cancer awareness month, Chill Chill, a Thai inspired Malaysian owned brand, will be joining hands with Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) to intensify the fight against breast cancer.
To promote breast health awareness and educate women on the importance of self-examination and early detection of breast cancer, BCWA’s Mobile Unit Reaching Nationwide with Information (Murni) will be carrying out free clinical breast examinations. The mobile clinic will be stationed at Sunway Pyramid on the 8th of October 2017 and Nu Sentral on the 22nd of October 2017 from 11am to 11pm.
And to further support this noble cause, throughout the month of October, RM1 from the sale of each Nom Yen drink, a milk-based drink with a fragrant rose flavour, will be donated to BCWA. Play your part in supporting BCWA by purchasing the Nom Yen drink at any Chill Chill outlet. Furthermore, with every valid usage of the hashtag #pinktobermy on social media, RM0.50 will be contributed to BCWA, with the aim to raise RM10,000 for the cause.
Breast Cancer Awareness Activity #3: Charity Run in Pink
To increase awareness of the fight against breast cancer and in support of survivors, Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation is organizing its 2nd fund raising Pink Wig-A-Thon on Sunday, 8 October 2017 at Taman Botani, Kuala Lumpur.
The twist in the Pink Wig-A-Thon is everyone will have to wear Pink wigs during the run/walk. Pink Wig-A-Thon will have two categories which is a 10km run and 5km walk.
Apart from the Pink Wig-A-Thon, a fun filled carnival will be held at the Laman Perdana area which includes musical performances by celebrities, food stalls and much more! Women are also entitled to collect a free health check and breast examination voucher which can be used at selected health care centers.
Registration fee: RM80 per participant, RM65 for cancer survivors
For more information, visit the Pink Wig-A-Thon website.
Breast Cancer Awaresness Activity #4: WomenFest
WomenFest Malaysia 2017 (“WFM2017”) is set to be held at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur on 28th and 29th October 2017. In conjunction with the Pink October campaign (Breast Cancer Awareness month), WFM2017 will be collecting donations in support of the campaign by Breast Cancer Welfare Agencies. KPWKM will be contributing a mobile breast cancer check-up truck for visitors to have free mammograms and provide education on the importance of pre-examination consultation.
WFM will feature a fashion, beauty and lifestyle marketplace, where women in entrepreneurship and traders can showcase start-up brands focusing on the latest trends. Meanwhile, on the consumers’ end, this platform caters for urban women in the Klang Valley who contribute generously to the Malaysian economic growth, to encourage exploration of the new local brands available. This event will spot the latest styles in designed apparel, accessories, cosmetics and other women related products, with over 100 retail brands are expected to partake, be it local brands as well as brand participation from Indonesia and Singapore.
For more information, visit the WomenFest Malaysia website.
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