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BCWA's Be A Pink Angel

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Be Breast Aware!

Just because it's not October, it's no reason to stop thinking about Breast Cancer Awareness. I sure hope you guys are still doing you monthly self-examination!

The latest effort from Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) sees them teaming up with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmeceutical (GSK), J.CO Donuts & Coffee and G2 to raise funds and provide access and support for breast cancer patients through the Pink Purse Campaign.

MC of the event Bernie Chan, Ms. Ranjit Kaur President of BCWA & Mr. Lothar Kunze of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to see "Pink Angels" kites fill the skies! It was so cool! "Pink Angels" gathered at Kepong Metropolitan Park to show their support and give hope to breast cancer patients to encourage them in their battle against the disease. The flying of angel-shaped kites marked the culmination of of the Pink Purse Campaign.

My Pink Angel went as high as it could til the end of the string!

It was a challenge getting it up there but it was well worth it..

Who says doing something for a cause can't be fun..

The six-week Pink Purse successfully garnered RM40,000 and was channelled to BCWA's Pink Ribbon Mobile Life Saver (MURNI) in two parts. RM20,000 was handed in November 2010 as the 'A Journey of Metamorphosis" Charity Dinner for BCWA in conjunction with Islamic Fashion Festival XI. These funds were raised through the sale of Be A Pink Angel kites which were sold at RM10.00 per piece and the donation of RM2 for every delicious "Pink Angel Combo" sold by J.CO Donuts and Coffee.

The balance of RM20,000 to the BCWA

It's a lovely design don't you think :)

The J.CO Pink Angel Combo

Donuts for a cause

I had 2 of Combo 1!! Donut happy.. lol!

MURNI aims to assist, advise and support women in rural Malaysian communites to be better informed about breast cancer, seek medical help for any abnormal changes in their breast and get timely medical treatment. The modified heavy duty vehicle is not only equipped with basic disease awareness information, but sees the involvement of breast cancer survivors and qualified nurses to educate and encourage women to be breast aware. It's easier access to help with a lower cost.

Some of the programmes that were held to increase awareness and reach to breast cancer patients were:
  • Pink Feathers left on car windscreens to urge people to log on to the Be A Pink Angel FB to learn more about what it signifies between 6/12-10/12/10.
  • Pink kites crafted in the shape of an angel were sold at RM10  from 6/12/10-14/1/11.
  • The Be A Pink Angel FB invited the public to participate in the Show Yourself Pink Angel digital photo drive by uploading a photo of themselves, someone else or and item to signify support. To date, it has 805 supporters and more than 3000 photos have been uploaded
Photo source: Be A Pink Angel FB

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, resulting in over 1 million new cases each year, and this is the leading cause of female cancer-related death. A Malaysian woman has a 1 in 20 chance of getting breast cancer in her lifetime. Malaysian women are presenting very late for breast cancer, resulting in hinger figures at advanced stage breast cancer in as many as 30% to 40% of cases compared to the western world.

Ladies of BCWA were around to help teach self-examination

BCA pins

So what you need to do is take necessary precautions and perform regular self-checks because the later the breast cancer is detected, the harder it is for it to be treated! Be Responsible About Your Breast!

For more information on Pink Purse and Be A Pink Angel, log on to Be A Pink Angel Facebook.

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