LIONS Club of Ipoh Evergreen hopes to raise RM10,000, through the sale of mooncakes, for childhood cancer awareness.
Its president Sylvia Lee said the club organised the “Gold Ribbon Childhood Cancer” fundraising project in support of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital’s Persatuan Kebajikan Kanser Kanak-Kanak Kami Endah as well as Friends of Childhood Cancer Northern (FOCCAN).
“The hospital’s Children’s Cancer Welfare Association sponsors food, accommodation and transportation while FOCCAN is a parent support group that provides counselling and organises family support activities.
“September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival,” Lee said in a statement.
“We will be raising funds through the sale of mooncakes until Sept 19. We also welcome donations.
“Supporters will wear gold ribbons to symbolise the hope of cancer patients fighting the disease,” she added.
Lee said childhood cancer awareness projects had always been the core objective of the club.
“In the past, support mostly centred on purchasing milk powder and toys to be sent to the children’s cancer ward.
“Through this project, we hope to create more awareness and enable early intervention to support families.
“In addition to medical expenses and other financial pressures, many families of children with cancer also face mental stress from taking care of their sick child and not being able to work.
“They need the support and encouragement of people around them,” she explained.
The mooncake packages are priced between RM34 and RM73.
“Each package comes with four mooncakes of different flavours,” she said, adding that delivery in Ipoh was free while RM10 would be charged on orders from outside the city.
For details, call 018-225 3098 (Katherine Tuen), 013-496 8868 (Leeza Ng) or 012-558 5633 (Sylvia Lee).