KUCHING, Oct 26: The Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS) launched its public awareness campaign, “Anna Beats Cancer”, to educate the public on children’s cancer and support the society’s cause.
The second edition of the childhood cancer awareness exhibition, in the form of a giant balloon maze, is held this weekend (Oct 25-27).
As visitors walk through the maze, they will read about Anna’s journey (in three languages), see the story come to life through specially designed balloon sculptures, learn about signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, types of treatment and the services that SCCS provides to her and her family during treatment.
“The exhibition aims to educate the public on childhood cancer, as well as provide more information on how the society supports these children and their families, as well as opportunities on how to contribute to the society’s cause,” SCCS vice president Dr Ong Eng-Joe said at the exhibition, adding that early detection saves lives
Last year’s event saw over 5,000 attendees in the three-day period of the event, he added.
“With this exhibition, not only will attendees be able to learn about the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, but we also hope to cultivate a sense of empathy for those less fortunate, and provide an avenue for the public to support them.”
Entrance to the maze is free, and attendees will also be given a free temporary tattoo and a voucher for a one hour free playtime at Kidzoonia.
Attendees can also find out more on how they can help and support SCCS through volunteering opportunities, merchandise sales, as well as collaborate to raise childhood cancer awareness, Dr Ong continued.
He said that the public can also sign up for the Monthly Donation Programme, an auto-debit process where the public can donate monthly to SCCS, from a minimum of RM30 (RM1 per day).
Registration for the Society’s annual charity run, Colour Rush 2019, will also be available during this time.
In addition, a Stem cell donation registration booth will be set up from 10am to 4pm, tomorrow, at E-Atrium Vivacity.