In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Tropicana Medical Centre (TMC) has partnered with Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) to kick-off its two-month long fundraising campaign. Its opening event held last week also roped in two muscular hunks Najib and Azwan as models, with Dr Tan Gie Hooi, consultant breast and oncoplastic surgeon teaching on breast self-examination.
This was followed by an engaging LIVE talk by Dr Zamzuri Zakaria, consultant breast, endocrine and general surgeon, where all myths related to breast cancer were busted. The crowd was further educated on how to choose the correct bra size in the bratology session conducted by experts from Neubodi Holdings.
Other activities include a sharing session with survivors and social experiment videos. The campaign was kick-started with the public popping of the pink balloons.
For this two-month campaign, TMC will offer promotions for mammogram, ultrasound and pap smear screening starting from 1 October until 30th November 2017 at a subsidised price that starts from as low as RM98. With this campaign, the hospital said it wants to improve access, coordination of care, education and support for those requiring breast cancer and breast care information. Several other organisations which took part in this campaign include Neubodi Holdings, Can-Care Health System, Cala Qisya, IGB International School, Medifeet and Nails on Wheels.
TMC has been actively supporting Breast Cancer initiatives since 2012. Collectively over the years, it has raised more than RM150,000.00. Professor Khalid added that, funds collected this year through this campaign will be used to purchase breast prosthesis for the deserving patients. TMC is collaborating with Can-Care Health System to identify well-deserving cancer survivors, especially those who has been on the waiting list of the government aids since 2015.