Lions Clubs International District 308B1 has set up a childhood cancer division called Lions Hope Brigade and launched a discount card programme for children with cancer.
The aim of the free card programme was to lighten the financial burden of the families.
Families with cancer-stricken children or those with childhood cancer and are under medical review are encouraged to apply.
A memorandum of collaboration ceremony was held between Lions Clubs International District 308B1 and Mydin.
Lions Clubs International District 308B1 governor Kenny Low Man Fook expressed his appreciation to Mydin for supporting the discount card programme as a strategic partner.
“The noble gesture of Mydin will greatly benefit the community as a whole as they have 68 branches throughout Malaysia.”
He also mentioned that Lions Hope Brigade would look for more merchants to partner with on the discount card, adding that there were seven merchants so far.
Low pointed out that childhood cancer was one of the five global causes prioritised by the Lions Clubs International this fiscal year other than diabetes, vision, environment and hunger relief.
Mydin managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin said, “Lions discount card holders are able to shop at all Mydin outlets at a discounted rate for merchandise such as groceries, stationery, school uniforms and household products.
“The discounts are between 2% and 10%.
“We hope we are able to lighten the financial burden of these families.”
Lions Club district chairman for cancer awareness Henry Soong said, “Lions Clubs are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of life of childhood cancer patients.
“Our aim is to create better fighting chances for these little ones.
“Their families are important pillars to them, so supporting their families is as good as supporting the children.”
The discount card programme committee chairman Alvin Wong said, “The programme was launched as a gift to 54 families with children undergoing cancer treatment at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur last month.”
For details on the discount card, call 012-701 8800 (Henry), 012-382 3202 (Alvin) or 012-201 5369 (Serena).
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