19th May 2019
Go Bald is finally here again and 2019 is in its eleventh edition this year, with Sibu continuing this meaningful event at Delta Mall. This year, more than ______ was raised from the Sibu event, and ____ people went bald. This year’s first shave for Go Bald Sibu 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.
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 Sibu, Go Bald ends its string of main events across Sarawak at Vivacity Megamall on 26 May. In addition, satellite shaves were organized by corporate and educational organizations in Sibu recently at Catholic High School as well as Sibu Water Board, to show support and raise funds for the children. Contact SCCS at 082 686 276 or email to email@example.com 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 Sibu; venue sponsor, Delta Mall, event supporter Tanahmas Hotel, official hair salon Danny Hair Academy, official photography by Snail Photography and Aaron Soon Photography, and digital marketing partner iPrima Media.
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