19th May 2019
Persatuan Fatt Lung Tang Kuching returns to help kids fight cancer by once again hosting a Satellite Shave for this year’s Go Bald, an event to raise awareness of childhood cancer and also funds for the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society. This is Persatuan Fatt Lung Tang Kuching’s second satellite shave since joining the event last year. A total of ___ association members from went bald, and total donations raised was RM_______. This satellite shave would not have been possible without the help and support of Persatuan Fatt Lung Tang Kuching, who have so generously given time, effort and finances in order to help raise funds for Go Bald 2019.
Childhood cancer is now the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in developed and developing countries. In some countries, deaths due to childhood cancer are more than the combined deaths from all types of childhood illnesses. In Sarawak, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 5 days.
However, childhood cancer is considered a “modern day miracle” due to the significant increase in survival rates especially in developed, high income countries. With awareness and support, SCCS aims to increase access to care for children with 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.
Go Bald 2019 main event in Kuching will be held on 26 May 2019. Those wishing to participate in the main event can register at Vivacity Megamall information counter, which is open daily from 10AM to 10PM. Other organizations from any parts of Sarawak are also encouraged to hold a satellite shave at their own premises as a part of their CSR project. For any inquiries on satellite shaves, please call Genevieve at 082 686 276.
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HOW TO JOIN?
Step 1: Pick up a pledge card, at locations specified in Event Info.
Step 2: Raise funds from your friends and family in support of you going bald.
Step 3. Return the pledge card to the Go Bald Booth as per event info, register as a shavee and pick up your receipts and shaving pass.
With a minimum donation of RM 50, you can register to Go Bald. (Check out our Go Bald Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/GoBald/) for the latest updates on our events. To find out more on the actual day program, please visit our event schedule.)
Step 4. Bring your shaving pass, come during your allocated time slot, and Go Bald!
A Satellite Shave (a mini Go Bald Event) can be organized by schools, corporate companies, NGOS, or any other community organizations to bring Go Bald to the doorsteps of your organization.
Satellite shaves can be held at the premises of the organizing groups between 1st March 2019 to 30 July 2019 (except for weekends of May).
Requirements to organize a satellite shave.
Participants under the age of 18 years old (in 2019) must complete the Parental Consent Form and submit to their satellite coordinators before the satellite event. Students are encouraged to obtain written permission from their school before participating in Go Bald event.