12th May 2019
Go Bald is finally here again and 2019 is in its eleventh edition this year, with Bintulu continuing this meaningful event at The Spring Bintulu. This year, more than ______ was raised from the Bintulu event, and ____ people went bald. This year’s first shave for Go Bald Bintulu started with two fathers and one uncle of childhood cancer patients, who kicked off the event by shaving their heads bald to show support to their little loved ones.
During the event, those who went bald received a commemorative t-shirt, wristband and free photo print to remember the momentous occasion. There was SCCS merchandise for sale and the SCCS Monthly Donation Program sign-up booth where public could donate monthly to SCCS via an auto debit process from a minimum of RM30. There was also an information panel on SCCS support services, and childhood cancer.
First launched in 2009, Go Bald is the main awareness and fundraising event for the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS). The act of going bald shows solidarity to children with cancer that they are not alone in this journey, and that hair loss is only a temporary setback on the journey to recovery. In addition, Go Bald helps the society to raise funds to subsidize its annual operational cost of approximately RM1.5million.
Since its formation in 1999, SCCS has supported more than 1,200 children and their families through various services provided. Their services range from emotional support, the running of halfway homes in Kuching and Miri for outstation patients receiving treatment at local government hospitals, financial aids, training for medical staff, public education campaigns and various recreational activities throughout the year. With an average of 70 children diagnosed with cancer each year, not to mention the number of relapse cases, much resources and energy is invested to ensure sustainable support towards the care of children suffering from cancer, and their families.
Following the Go Bald event in Bintulu, Go Bald will also be happening in Delta Mall, Sibu on 19 May and Vivacity Megamall on 26 May. In addition, a series of satellite shaves have been organized by corporate and educational organizations, to show support and raise funds for the children. Contact SCCS at 082 686 276 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can have your own satellite shave.
Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society would like to thank, the sponsors for Go Bald 2019; venue sponsor, The Spring Bintulu, official photographer by DK Photography and Aerial Shutter Services, event partner Village Mobile Sound System, official hair salon T2H Eternity, projection support by New World Computer and digital marketing partner iPrima Media.
Together Let’s Be Brave and Help Kids Fight Cancer.