SHOPPERS at the Setia City Mall in Shah Alam were recently surprised to see a group of people in green shirts walking around looking for something.
It took them a while to realise that it was a charity treasure hunt, organised by Hospice Klang, after noticing a small tent set up in the mall’s garden.
The treasure hunt was not about winning or securing the best prize. It was about having fun with family and friends.
Hospice Klang chairman Dr Michael Yoong said 152 people took part in the hunt.
“This is our fifth treasure hunt. We are delighted to see many people coming to participate in this goodwill cause.
“Only with the support of all in our community, Hospice Klang will be able to fulfil its mission of ensuring a caring and compassionate care service,” Dr Yoong said.
He added that the aim of the event was to create awareness on the largely unmet need of patients with terminal cancer who need proper treatment.
“It is hoped that the Klang community, through its support for Hospice Klang, can be a model for others to help the less fortunate in their communities, especially those stricken with debilitating illness,” he added.
Hospice is an organisation that provides professional medical care to patients with advance cancers for free.
Seri Andalas assemblyman Dr Xavier Jayakumar, who officiated at the event, said the Selangor government was a willing partner in assisting Hospice Klang in its endeavour to bring about certain treatment modalities towards those who were in need.
“It is not an easy job to do, and it is only through the dedication and team effort of a few individuals who have sacrificed their time and energy that the organisation has come so far,” he said.