5 Reasons To Donate to Charitable Organisations

Today, there are numerous charitable organisations and social enterprises which are established across the globe including in Malaysia. These entities dedicate their effort towards helping underprivileged communities, striving to make the world a better place for everyone.

In order for this to become a reality, a great deal of effort and resources have to be allocated especially in terms of financial allocation. Accordingly, most organisations and enterprises are actively seeking donations to raise funds either from corporate sectors or the general public. Thus, to support their cause we are highly encouraged to make donations.

  • Every Donation Counts
    • Whether it is a one-time or continuous donation, every donation can make a difference. Even if the amount is little, your donation means the world to the many people in need out there. Moreover, a compounded amount of small donations will eventually result to a great sum at the end of the day.
  • Financial Benefits Opportunity
    • What you give you get back. By making donations to charitable organisations approved by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN), you are entitled for a tax receipt. The receipt can be used to claim for tax deduction from your aggregate income for your annual income tax payment. Learn more about the allowable tax deduction from donation in Malaysia here
  • Set Up A Good Example to Children
    • For children, parents are their role model. As demonstrated by the famous psychologist Albert Bandura, children’s development can be rooted from the observation, imitation and modelling of their surroundings. By showing them your effort to support charitable organisations, it is very likely for them to do the same in the future.
  • Kindness is Contagious
    • When you donate, you can also influence others such as our family members or friends to support charitable organisations. When more people donate, more people will be motivated to join the cause. Ultimately, we can create a fabric of society that can help each other together as one.
  • Emotional and Spiritual Joy
    • Helping others can create a sense of joy and satisfaction for your soul. Donating to charitable organisations will not only help them continue their effort but also promotes your emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Here at MAKNA (Majlis Kanser Nasional), we are committed towards assisting underprivileged cancer patients. With your donation, we can reduce the burden of cancer together. You can choose to either make single donation or monthly donation starting from as low as RM38 per month. Plus, you are entitled to receive tax receipt together with our newsletter when you pledge for our monthly donation programme.

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An Integrated Effort to Fight Childhood Cancer: A Malaysian & Global Perspective

Open Call for MAKNA 2020 Cancer Research Award
Cancer is a disease which can occur to anyone from any background at any age group, including children. Childhood cancer is the term coined for any cancers that are commonly associated with children.

Childhood Cancer in Malaysia

The incidence of childhood cancer in Malaysia is still stable as reported by the Ministry of Health. According to the statistics, the most common cancers among children are leukaemia, lymphoma and brain/nervous system cancer. The total number of childhood cancer cases from 2011 to 2016 is 3,829 cases comprising of 2,131 males and 1,698 females. Additionally, children are found to have higher survival rate for cancers that affect blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes compared to adults.

Despite the fact that childhood cancer can be considered as rare, we should not disregard this issue. This is because cancer may cause serious repercussions towards children particularly in terms of education and development. On top of that, some children might find it difficult to adjust with their condition as they are too young to understand the disease. So, it is important for us to always give moral support and promote positivity in them.

Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer

Across the globe, an average of 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. To prevent further escalation of this issue, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer in 2018. The initiative has 2 main goals:

• Increase child cancer survival rates to at least 60%
• Alleviate suffering of all children by 2030

Find out more regarding the initiative here.

MAKNA Assistance for Children

At MAKNA, childhood cancer patients are eligible to receive assistance through our Bursary Programme. It is a financial aid which helps patients to purchase necessities and cover their hospital travel expense. Furthermore, MAKNA also provides financial assistance to enable young cancer patients or survivors to complete their education through our Young Survivor Scholarship Programme.

Like all cancers, early detection is crucial in reducing morbidity and mortality of childhood cancer. Parents or caregivers of children need to have the knowledge in identifying the symptoms of childhood cancer. Let us all act together to spread the awareness and support the children in their journey of fighting cancer. Together we can make a difference.

One of our beneficiaries, Faisal, has something to share regarding the struggle of having cancer at a young age. Watch the video below to hear his story.