Funds raised from treasure hunt to benefit renal patients

Participants eager to start the SMCV Treasure Quest held in Sunway Velocity township in Kuala Lumpur.

AS part of its third year anniversary campaign to highlight the importance of knowing one’s family health history, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) held a day of fun activities to raise funds for National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF).

Fifty teams of four took part in the SMCV Treasure Quest 2022, which saw participants hunting for clues and treasures along the Sunway Velocity township in Kuala Lumpur.

Prizes include cash and screening vouchers from SMCV and its participating partners.

The event was open to the public and each team submitted a participation fee.

SMCV donated the entirety of the sum collected to NKF, which will help the latter in carrying out its mission to provide better quality of life to patients while raising awareness on kidney health.

SMCV chief executive officer Derrick Chan said, “SMCV is proud to partner with NKF to give more hope to patients with kidney-related issues.

“We are encouraged by the public’s willingness to contribute and look forward to having more of such events so we can get to know communities and their needs.

“Through this event and our anniversary campaign #FamilyHealthHistoryMatters, we hope more Malaysians will be aware of the need to know their health history.”

NKF chief executive officer Khor Xin Yun concurred.

She said, “We thank all the participants for their contributions and support.

“Currently, we have approximately 1,700 dialysis patients receiving subsidised treatments in 29 dialysis centres nationwide, and the numbers are growing annually.

“The funds we receive will help our patients in their treatment and recovery process.

“Your trust and continuous support inspire us to carry on what we do best, and we hope to educate the public on taking care of their kidneys and overall health.”

With the success of SMCV’s first treasure hunt, the hospital has plans to carry out more community-centric activities in the vicinity to continue its mission of providing quality and accessible healthcare to all.

For details, call 03-9772 9191, email or visit www. and SMCV’s Facebook page.

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