"Bald & Beautiful II’ Event Raises More Than RM 1,200,000
|Date:||16 Nov 2015|
|Time:||1:00pm - 9:30pm|
|Location:||Setia City Mall, Shah Alam|
Khind Starfish Foundation, a nonprofit organisation has successfully raised more than RM 1,200,000 in funds for two deserving cancer organisations at a leading mall this evening.
Themed ‘Bald & Beautiful II’, this hair raising community initiative helped gather donations and public pledges for Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM) and The Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS). Both nonprofit organisations help Malaysians, especially women and children cancer patients through various research, treatment and postcare support for patients suffering from cancer.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of Khind Starfish Foundation P K Cheng said: “We are privileged and humbled that we are able to raise much needed funds to help both organisations continue with their wonderful work.”
He added that the ‘Bald & Beautiful II’ charity event was the second time that the Foundation and the Khind Group of companies was undertaking such an initiative to help raise funds for cancer research and awareness programmes.
“Our first time hosting such an event was back in October 2012. Since then we have still seen that much needs to be done to support organisations that are doing great work in cancer research and support. Based on some general statistics, cancer in Malaysia has increased from 32,000 new cases in 2008 to 37,400 in 2012. It is expected that in 2015 one in four Malaysians will be affected by cancer by the time they reach 70 years old.
“With such alarming figures, all of us must do our part however small or big to ensure that we continue the good fight in reducing and eventually finding a way to eradicate this disease that has taken so many lives,” said Cheng
Through passionate and determined efforts, Khind Starfish Foundation; the Khind Group of companies; and its partners aim to raise RM 500,000 throughout the course of the event. In October 2012, the first “Bald & Beautiful” event raised RM250,000.
Khind Starfish Foundation was also supported by other partners such as Setia City Mall (host venue provider), Ricoh Malaysia Sdn Bhd (image printing equipment partner), ASaloon (Hair Salon), Team Lobos (an event management company) and other coorganizers such as Life Runway, Fiffy Product, Crown Furniture, Banner King, Sinma Jewellery, Kasut You and TSI.
Cheng said that Khind Starfish Foundation allows the Khind Group of companies and its employees to undertake corporate sociallyresponsible programmes that seek to give back to society – whether it be through volunteerism efforts by employees; sponsoring of “Projects for Happiness” a communitybased initiative that seeks to get young university students to undertake social assistance programmes for communities throughout Malaysia; and support of the performing arts. Since its inception in 2014, Khind Starfish Foundation has been involved with deserving communitybased programmes that seek to improve the lives of Malaysians.