Y.Bhg. Dato’ Rumaizi bin Baharin@Md Daud, the Mayor of Ipoh, officially launched the “Fight For Act For Blue” Breast Cancer & Diabetes Awareness Campaign at Aeon Mall Klebang earlier today. The event was attended by various dignitaries, including Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lim Si Boon, the Director of Perak Community Specialist Hospital PCSH, Dr. Hasmaizal Bin Hassim, Public Health Medical Specialist, Kinta District Health Office, Mr. Tham Chee Phing, Director of Perak Community Specialist Hospital, Mr. Nicholas Chan, CEO of Perak Community Specialist Hospital, Mr. Edwin Tan Beow Aik, Director of Kinta Properties Holdings Sdn Bhd, Mr. Louis Sebastian, CEO and Founder of International IPOH Fashion Week, and Ms. Mazian Binti Mat, Manager of AEON Mall Ipoh Klebang.
Breast cancer and diabetes are prevalent health issues in Malaysia, with increasing statistics year by year. Therefore, the residents of Ipoh need to adopt a healthy lifestyle and prioritize their health.
Mayor of Ipoh commended Perak Community Specialist Hospital for organizing a dual awareness campaign about early detection of breast cancer and diabetes. He expressed that this initiative is a great way to educate the local community and encourage them to learn about healthy eating through various activities, including:
- Free health screenings.
- Healthy cooking demonstrations by Chef V-Life and PCSH dietitians.
- Fashion shows featuring breast cancer survivors and models from International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW).
- Motivational talks by Cik Sharole Chee, a former breast cancer survivor.
This campaign also aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection, such as mammograms and blood sugar tests, to prevent breast cancer and diabetes.
Under the slogan “Early Detection Saves Lives,” Perak Community Specialist Hospital is providing health screening vouchers, including one hundred (100) mammogram and ultrasound vouchers for early breast cancer detection and one hundred (100) comprehensive diabetes health checkup vouchers valued at over RM30,000 to distribute to those in need.
This collaborative effort is a strategic and intelligent partnership between Perak Community Specialist Hospital, Kinta Properties, IIFW, and other collaborating partners. It is hoped that these efforts will continue in the future to help reduce the incidence of breast cancer and diabetes.
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