Cancer patients and survivors gather in Bandar Enstek

Publication: Borneo Post Online
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NILAI: A total of 147 cancer patients and survivors have gathered at Cempaka International Ladies College in Bandar Enstek near here for the three-day Makna Celebrates Cancer Heroes event which started yesterday.

The event, organised by Makna, the National Cancer Council, is aimed at strengthening the relations between Makna and the patients and survivors.

Makna general manager Farahida Mohd Farid said it also allowed them to share experiences and provide moral support to one another.

“Apart from celebrating those who have overcome their ailment, it is also to nurture the caring attitude among the society as well as Makna volunteers and staff towards the less fortunate,” she said when met here.

Programmes include a visit to the KLCC Aquaria in Kuala Lumpur.

“The day began with a lively telematch and a periwinkle pot decoration competition involving all the cancer patients.

More than 700 pots were beautifully decorated and filled with the glorious periwinkle plant, Makna’s symbolic logo,” she said. — Bernama

Malaysians to Climb Mount Everest for Charity

Publication: Bernama
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 (Bernama) — Eight Malaysians will attempt to climb the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, in hopes of raising RM200,000 for needy cancer patients.

Led by Datuk Dr Arunan Selvaraj, the expedition will begin on April 28 and end on either May 11 or 12.

“All proceeds will be channelled to the National Cancer Council (Makna) to ease the burden of cancer patients in paying for their treatment,” he told a news conference here today.

Calling themselves “The Rainbow”, the other members of the group are Vemanna Appannah, Subramaniam Gunasegaran, Mike Lim Boon Huat, Prakash Malaiyappan, Silvakumar Ramaiah, Charles Paneer Chelvam and Kanesh Krishnan.

According to Dr Arunan, they had vast experience in mountain climbing and had been training intensively for the past few years.

Their training locations include Mount Kinabalu, Mount Nuang, Mount Jerai, Cameron Highlands and Mount Datuk.
Further information is available at www.makna.org/cancerclimb.asp or www.simplygiving.com/cancerclimb.
A total of 17,407 cancer patients at 86 hospitals nationwide have come under Makna since 1995.

The number of patients from January to April this year stood at 1,219.

Pendakian Kanser Everest usaha kumpul dana

Publication: Kosmo
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KUALA LUMPUR – Lapan rakyat Malaysia akan mengharungi cabaran mendaki Gunung Everest sebagai aktiviti amal khusus untuk mengutip dana RM200,000 bagi membantu pesakit-pesakit kanser yang tidak berkemampuan membiayai rawatan.

Kumpulan pendaki yang diketuai Datuk Dr. Arunan Selvaraj itu akan memulakan ekspedisi “Pendakian Kanser Everest” pada 28 April ini dan ia dijangka tamat pada 11 atau 12 Mei.

Kumpulan yang menggelarkan diri mereka sebagai “The Rainbow” itu dianggotai oleh Vemanna Appannah, Subramaniam Gunasegaran, Mike Lim Boon Huat, Prakash Malaiyappan, Silvakumar Ramaiah, Charles Paneer Chelvam dan Kanesh Krishnan.

“Semua kutipan akan disalurkan kepada Majlis Kanser Nasional (Makna) bagi mengurangkan beban pesakit kanser dalam membiayai rawatan mereka,” kata Arunan dalam satu sidang akhbar di sini hari ini. – Bernama