of Radiology receives RM200,000 from the Estée Lauder Companies of Malaysia
Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2012, Kuala Lumpur –
8 Jan 2013
At a thank you luncheon held at Sage Restaurant, Gardens, Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur, Managing Director of Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) of Malaysia,
Paul Slavin presented cheques to four Non-Government Organisations. The
funds were raised from the 2012 ELC Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Each
of the organisations receive RM200,000. Representing the NGOs at the
luncheon were Jessie Fung of the College of Radiology, Claire Ratnasingham
of National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Prof Dr Teoh Soo Hwang of CARIF, and
Assoc Prof Dr Zaharah Ayub of the Breast Cancer Welfare Association of
Lauder Companies (ELC) Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2012 raises RM
800,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness –
31 Oct 2012
The 2012 Estee Lauder Companies (ELC) Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
raised a total of RM 800,000. The funds will be channeled to beneficiaries –
The Breast Cancer Welfare Association, The Cancer Research Initiatives
Foundation, The College of Radiology Malaysia and The National Cancer
Society of Malaysia. Ramin Karimloo was the star singer enthralling the
audience with rendition of broadway hits. Our own Jaclyn Victor was the
guest singer. Congratulations to ELC and all those involved in organising
this year's campaign!
Science Centre Lights Up in Pink, Kuala Lumpur – 29 Sept 2012
This year, the Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) Malaysia Landmark Illumination
is that of the National Science Centre in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. The
“lighting up” took place at 8pm on Saturday, 29th September 2012 and was
witnessed by guests as well as participants of the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk
which took place earlier in the evening. The building will stay awashed in
pink for the whole month of October. Gracing the occasion was the Deputy
Secretary General (Science) Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Yg Bhg Prof Datin Paduka Dr Khatijah Mohd Yusoff.
Pink Ribbon Members’ Retreat: Towards Growing Awareness, Kota Kinabalu,
8 to 9 Sep 2012
About 45 ladies, mostly from Kota Kinabalu with a few from Tawau met up in
Beringgis Beach Resort, Kota Kinabalu for an “educational” retreat focussed
on “Towards Growing Awareness”. Kinabalu Pink Ribbon, the breast cancer
support society in Kota Kinabalu organised this event with 4 invited
speakers, a breast cancer survivor, a radiologist, an oncologist and a
Making Sense of Your/The Mammogram, A Public Forum @ Sime Darby Specialist Centre Megah, Petaling Jaya – 9 June 2012 About 60 participants attended a public forum that focussed on making sense of the mammogram. This was to address the many misconceptions and myths about the mammograms and to put risks into perspective so that women could make the right decision for themselves with regard screening for breast cancer. To provoke thought and interaction, videos of candid opinions offered by both men and women including paramedical staff as well were shown.
MenCare: Don’t Let Her Stand Alone Launch, Kuala Lumpur – 30 Mar 2012 “Men’s support of early screening is vital in the fight against breast cancer” continues to underline the National Council of Women’s Organisation and Pfizer Malaysia’s collaboration in a project that began in 2006. The MenCare Coffee Table Book is a milestone in the five years of continuous advocacy by MenCare and was launched with the assistance of MenCare advocates - Henry Golding, Kid Chan, Sharizan Borhan, Chan Fong and Hansen Lee. The advocates took their time to share their support for the cause and highlight the urgency in educating the male community about breast cancer. The advocates also stressed the role of the men and how early detection can save lives.
BCWA Hosts A Chinese New Year Luncheon For Its Members, Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur – 19 Feb 2012 The Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) organised a luncheon for its members at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur on a Sunday, 19 Feb 2012. Ms Ranjit Kaur, Chief Executive Officer of the BCWA as well as Dr Zaharah Aiyub, the President of the BCWA started off the luncheon with short speeches. It was an opportunity for the BCWA members to catch up with each other, and have some fun whilst feasting on a good lunch. The constant hum of chatter was obvious and it was difficult to get the attendees to stay silent even for a short while for the necessary speeches.
The College of Radiology Value Added Mammogram has been running for 10 years now! The 2011 CMP Report A total of 8218 women have been part of the value added CoR Mammogram Programme which is now focused on the east coast and southern state of West Malaysia. The reason for this is because of the availability of a more holistic approach to provision of this early detection or diagnostic service in relatively underserved areas. The CoR collaborates with the accredited mammogram providers as well as the breast cancer support groups to ensure participants are navigated through the whole process and receive the support they need in the event of diagnosis of breast cancer or even benign breast lesions that may worry the participant.
Kuantan ‘Zumba® Fitness’ Charity for Breast Cancer Awareness Program, Kuantan, Pahang – 19 Nov 2011 Two hours just flew by as the 200 participants, including students and groups from various institutions, departments and NGOs in Kuantan, danced their way to fitness. This was the first time such an event was organised in Kuantan and for that matter, also in Pahang. Everyone who attended this event had fun with Zumba. The youngest participant was a 5 year old girl who really grooved to the music and out-did the adults trying their hand at Zumba. The organisers could not be happier with the event being such a success.
Evelyn Lauder, Visionary Champion Of Breast Cancer Awareness And Research – 12 August 1936 to 12 November 2011 The College of Radiology mourns the passing of Evelyn Lauder, who was co-creator of the Pink Ribbon symbol for breast cancer awareness. She was 75 years old. She passed away from complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer (first diagnosed with the cancer in 2007).
At Estee Lauder, she was Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development worldwide at the time of her passing. Evelyn has been exemplary in tirelessly championing breast cancer research and awareness since 1992. She launched the Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign. Since 1992, each year, the BCA Campaign raises funds through its brands, employees and retail partners around the world to help support breast cancer research and raise breast cancer awareness.
In Malaysia, the main objectives of the campaign are to create awareness that early detection saves lives and raise funds to help breast cancer-championing NGOs. By 2011, more than RM2million had been raised for the Breast Cancer Welfare Association, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation and College of Radiology Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.
The CoR offers their deepest condolences to her family and the Estée Lauder Companies.
Estee Lauder Group of Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign raised RM550,000 in 2011, Kuala Lumpur – 8 Nov 2011 At a cheque presentation luncheon, acting Managing Director of Suria Meriang, Mr. Liew Kim Seng presented a mock cheque of RM550,000 to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Breast Cancer Welfare Association, College of Radiology Malaysia and Cancer Initiatives Research Foundation. The Estee Lauder Companies management team, press editors from the STAR, Sin Chew and Harian Metro were also present at the ceremony. This took place at The Boulevard, Mid Valley City.
I Have Breast Pain, A Public Forum @ Sime Darby Specialist Centre Megah, Petaling Jaya – 15 Oct 2011 Breast Pain is the commonest symptom that gives women anxiety and is often the presenting complaint to the health professional. Breast pain is common especially for those who are in the menstruating age group. This is due to the oversensitive reaction to the monthly cycle of hormones. The pain can range from just being a nuisance to a severity that requires pain killers and other medications. During the public forum conducted by Dr Evelyn Ho, the audience was showed testimonies from a variety of women.
Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Illumination event 2011, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur – 14 Oct 2011 Simultaneous illumination of three landmarks in pink added colour to the night of Friday,14th October 2011,in Kuala Lumpur. They were Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL Tower and Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad. The Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (ELC BCAC) event was launched in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur in the central concourse on 14th October night. However, outdoor activities were held earlier in the evening at the entrance to Pavilion. There were booths for face painting, sale of Limited Edition Pink merchandise (Pink passport sets, pink t-shirts), sale of Hwa Tai biscuits, Macaroons tower booth, and the Breast Cancer Welfare Association booth for education and advice
Breast Health Awareness in Sandakan, Sabah 2006-2011 In conjunction with Pink October 2011, a Charity Dinner was held in Hotel Sabah, Sandakan on 9 Oct 2011. To showcase the Sandakan breast health activities, a video was aired during the dinner.
The video clip collates the outreach activities carried out by the Sandakan Breast Health Awareness Committee in Sabah from 2006 to 2011. The activities ranged from public awareness talks covering breast cancer, nutrition and breast self-examination to provision of moral support, donations and prosthesis for breast cancer patients. They also focused on grass-root awareness among schoolgirls and will continue to reach out to the rural areas in Sabah. Activities were carried out in collaboration with many partners. The Sandakan Breast Health Awareness Committee thanks the many parties (people, organisations and corporations) that helped them achieve so much and go this far.
Launch Of Hospis Malaysia’s Newly Renovated Building, Kuala Lumpur – 15 Sep 2011 Hospis Malaysia reached a new milestone as it launched its newly renovated building to provide for holistic palliative care for its growing number of patients. Present to grace the launch was Encik Rohazam Shah bin Ahmad, private secretary of YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. During his speech, he urged all NGOS and professional organisations, public and private healthcare and educational institutions and communities to join hands to promote the agenda for quality end-of-life care.
MURNI: BCWA Breast Cancer Awareness and Supportive Care Reach Out to Rural Women, Kuala Lumpur - 26 July 2011 MURNI (Mobile Unit Reaching Nationwide with Information) programme was launched at Menara Kuala Lumpur by Yang Amat Berbahagia Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, wife of the Deputy Prime Minister. This initiative by the Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) Malaysia extends the range of support and education awareness programmes that BCWA has been known for since its inception in 1986. This pink mobile unit will reach out to women in the fringe of the cities and rural areas, and the first stop will be Gombak.
Breast Health Outreach for Schools, Beluran, Sabah – 11 Mar 2011 Recently, IJM Plantations Berhad continued with its public education programme promoting breast health awareness. The Group collaborated with the Sandakan Breast Health Awareness Committee and the Duchess of Kent Hospital. Together, they initiated their inaugural breast health outreach programme to one of the local secondary schools in the Beluran district outside Sandakan.
Breast Cancer Awareness at Montfort Girls Youth Camp, Penampang, Sabah – 5 Mar 2011 A breast cancer awareness talk and self-breast examination demonstration was held on 5th Mar 2011, Saturday from 9.30am to 12 noon at Montfort Girls Youth Camp in Penampang. Thirty girls from 18 to 23 years of age attended the workshop. Breast cancer survivors Wong Yun Kim and Lucilla Pang shared their experience living through breast cancer.
RM 45,000 Raised for Breast Cancer Awareness at the FMM & BCWA Putrajaya Pink Carnival, Putrajaya – 28 Nov 2010 The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Women in Business Committee and the Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) co-organised a fun and fund raising carnival at Putrajaya Lake Club on Sunday, 28 November 2010. RM45,000 was raised and the funds were channelled to the BCWA Pink Challengers, the dragon boat team formed by breast cancer survivors. Amongst the activities were competition-class dragon boat and Harley Davidson bike rides, cupcake decorating contest, face painting, “jumping castle” and a sumptuous spread of food and beverages. There was also a breast cancer talk, a sharing session from breast cancer survivors and a lucky draw with attractive giveaways.
Congratulations to Kinabalu Pink Ribbon on their Official Launch, Kota Kinabalu – 30 Oct 2010 The Kinabalu Breast Cancer Support Association (Kinabalu Pink Ribbon) was officially launched by the Honourable Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs for Sabah, Y.B. Datuk Hjh. Azizah Bt. Mohd Dun. This very historic moment was held in Le Meridien Hotel in Kota Kinabalu in the presence of supporters, breast cancer survivors, friends and special guests. The ballroom was packed and it was a very emotional event for the breast cancer survivors of the KPR who had toiled to ensure a successful launch to a much needed mission. A public awareness forum was also held on the same day of the launch.
College of Radiology Malaysia Presents Teaching Breast Models and Posters to Six Breast Cancer Support Groups in Malaysia – 31 October 2010 The College of Radiology Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (CoR), as part of their 2010 breast health programme has donated teaching breast models and posters to Kinabalu Pink Ribbon (Kota Kinabalu), Sandakan Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, Segamat Breast Cancer Support Society, Breast Cancer Support Group Johor Bahru, Kuantan Breast Cancer Support Group and the Breast Cancer Welfare Association.
Frances Yip Wows at Pink Charity Concert in Aid of Breast Cancer Awareness, Kuala Lumpur – 29 Oct 2010 Frances Yip’s voice resonated through the Plenary Hall of the KL Convention Centre, enthralling fans who just could not have enough. Frances sang a repertoire of songs that delighted young and old, weaving in her story in a seamless fashion that rendered the whole concert more meaningful and complete. The live orchestracertainly added positively to it. This concert was special in that, Frances was herself diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. The Estee Lauder Companies Malaysia raised RM550,000 for breast cancer awareness in 2010!!!
Pink October – International Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Take Your Pledge Now!!! Estee Lauder Companies Malaysia has launched their inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness www.elcbca.com.my website. It is packed with educational information, illumination gallery, events calendar and the Global Pledge Widget. This is interactive and fun so hurry on there to Take Your Pledge!!! Everyone counts in the fight against breast cancer – Connect, Communicate and Conquer!
Step #2: Click on “TAKE YOUR PLEDGE” on the navigation bar.
Step #3: Wear your prettiest pink top (or any other as you like). Place your RIGHT palm over your breast (or heart). Put on your best smile and click.
Step #4: You can snap your PLEDGE PICTURE with your webcam. No webcam? Fear NOT. Just snap your PLEDGE PICTURE with your camera and upload it into the widget.
Step #5: Click on the Facebook OR Twitter Sharer and share this with your family and friends!
ACP Magazines Launches The Pink Project with The Pink Shopping Night at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur – 12 Oct 2010 The East Atrium in the Mid Valley Megamall was abuzz with activities by 3.30pm as more and more came to browse the booths from the Breast Cancer Welfare Association, the Great Wall of Kisses and to start queueing for the goody bags worth RM150 for the first 500 readers of ACP magazines (Harper’s BAZAAR, The Malaysian Women’s Weekly, CLEO and Cosmopolitan).
A health talk on Taking Charge of My Breast Health, a flash mob, lucky draws for the Walk for Pink Challenge and special discounts/promotions from participating retail stores with the “pink shopping card” from 6pm to 10pm were amongst some of the exciting activities for the readers.
Get your copy of the 2nd Edition The Art of Being Breast Aware: It is Everyone’s Business to be Breast Aware
Ms Chen: “When my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, we read many books relating to this disease, its prevention etc… This book is different – covering aspects not covered in other books! I strongly urge all women to get this book and master the art of being breast aware.”
Contact the College of Radiology Secretariat for a copy of this book that covers aspects not covered by many books related to breast health. Click here!
The Breast Cancer Support Group JB, May 2011 Newsletter
Madam Loh Cheng Kee Radiology Malaysia Slogan Contest Winner
This was the winning slogan adopted as the theme for OutRageously PiNk Nite 2009.
Homemaker Madam Loh Cheng Kee from Penang took home a 32” LG LCD Television in the RM-OPN2009 slogan contest. “I took part in this contest because my auntie and cousin were too late to act, and became victims of the big C. This gave me the inspiration to remind the young women and ladies to be aware and do their check-ups , and the need to act instantly on it. This way, we can survive and treasure living.”
How Sebelah Came to Life…
Mohd Afiq Deen Azizan, Radiology Malaysia Digital Video Contest Third Prize Winner
Mohd Afiq Deen Azizan, 22 year old 4th year architecture student, tells us about his short film, Sebelah that was submitted for the RM-OPN2009 Digital Video contest. He says, “My aunt who is now 33 found a lump in one of her breast when she did a mammogram. It affected her psychologically because she was still in a stage where beauty is a vital part of her. Since the cancer was detected in its earlier stage, the lump was removed promptly and she did not require a mastectomy. This brought about the idea of young women who had mastectomy done on them. How would they feel? How does the mastectomy change them and the people around them? With that Sebelah came to life. It's a short film with subliminal messages and layered meanings to confront and somehow resolve the mental state of young breast cancer patients.
Free External Breast Prostheses in Terengganu – 22 May 2008
Terengganu has now officially announced that they will provide all women in their state with a free external prosthesis and mastectomy bras. You need to be registered with the General Hospital in Terengganu to be eligible for this service. Talk to Staff Nurse Toh in surgical outpatient department at the hospital for more information.
Pink Paddlers – The Movie
Jasmine Ng and Suzette Cody (a long-time volunteer at the Breast Cancer Foundation Singapore), both from Singapore completed in end 2007, a documentary film.
Pink Paddlers, is about a courageous motley crew of women, paddling in a dragonboat team, racing to battle breast cancer, and to raise awareness.
These mothers-daughters-girlfriends-wives of all shapes and sizes, from ages 26 to 66, came together with other sister survivors from world-over, to race at the inaugural breast cancer survivors Dragonboat World Championships held in Singapore. A team from Kuala Lumpur, the ladies from Dragons Abreast KL, also competed.
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I went to my doctor here in The Netherlands and he told me it was a milk lymph but I did not trust it. I asked my doctor if I could go to a specialist. I was sent to get a mammogram, it was not clear enough said the doctor and I did an ultrasound and after that 5 punctures (biopsy using needles to take samples for pathology test). It was really painful.
I went back a week after the test results were ready and was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the mean time I have had surgery for the right breast and still have to undergo chemotherapy.
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