In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there will be a charity workshop and event called "Together in Pink" to encourage greater self-awareness of one's own body and raise funds for cancer research.
Organised by Signature Market in collaboration with Cancer Research Malaysia, the event comprises a celebrity painting session on Oct 5 at See Cafe in Arcoris Mont Kiara after which the paintings will be auctioned off in an online auction for charity. Some of the celebrities attending the event include singer and yoga instructor Atilia Haron; La Juiceria founder Anabelle Co-Martinent; singer and model Azzura Daud; national badminton player Goh Liu Ying; and others.
There will also be an event for the public from 10am to 2pm on Oct 7-8 at the same venue. Visitors are asked to dress in pink-themed outfits.
At the event, guests can enjoy a pink-tober exclusive ‘Pretty In Pink’ mocktail and a ‘Draw Your Tatas’ contest with attractive prizes, aimed at helping individuals understand and familiarise themselves with their bodies.
Cancer Research Malaysia will also conduct informative sharing sessions to educate women on recognising the early signs of breast cancer.
There will also be a painting exhibition where attendees can get a glimpse of the paintings and their artists, and have a go at the charity auction online.
“We believe that everyone deserves to live a happy and fulfilled life, and that happiness starts from being healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. By investing in research to reduce the risk of cancers in Asians and to improve the cures for cancers, we are working on a future with more healthy Malaysians. Our work is only possible because of donations, so we are deeply grateful for the funds raised through this campaign,” says Cancer Research Malaysia chief scientific officer Professor Datin Paduka Dr Teo Soo Hwang.
"Working with Cancer Research Malaysia means a lot to us because we want to support the backbone of breast cancer awareness - the dedicated team who are committed to conducting research day in and day out to reverse cancer - and ultimately fight the disease,” says Signature Market co-founder Edwin Wang.