16 Hours Of Non-Stop Relay For More Cancer Awareness In Malaysia. Will You Go?

Be it for the ones that are kicking cancer in the a** like a boss or the fallen warriors, if you want to make a change in these people’s lives, Relay for Life is a must pin in your calendar.

Cover image via Relay for Life Malaysia

The National Cancer Society Malaysia is doing what they do best by organising a fundraising relay to celebrate and commemorate the lives of cancer survivors and the fallen warriors in their fight against this treacherous disease

Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur will be held from 5 till 6 September at Dataran Petaling Jaya, (Padang Timur), Persiaran Barat with the relay scheduled to start at 6pm and end at 10am the next day.

Relay for Life first hit the Malaysian shores back in 2005 in the pearl of orient that is Penang and after a couple of years, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) took on this event in Kuala Lumpur.

The objectives of Relay for Life are to bring together everyone from across the community to celebrate the inspiring lives of people who have battled cancer, honor and remember the lives of lost loved ones.

Relay for life has been raising thousands of ringgit in their efforts to educate, create awareness and care for cancer patients.

This is an overnight event, along with the relay that goes on overnight, with the main agenda being the relay, when the participants, including the survivors, teams, companies take turns to walk around the track for 16 hours non-stop, from dusk till dawn

To register for Relay for Life KL: You can either go as an individual participant or in teams of 10 people. The fee for an individual registration is RM35 whereas for a team of 10 people would be RM300.

There will be tents and camp spaces being rented out for RM70 and RM30 respectively. You can opt for a camp site if you plan to bring your own tents.

Activities during the relay: Aside from the relay, there will be games, performances, fundraising events and booths selling food and drinks throughout the event.

Relay for Life Malaysia has also encouraged participants to either make direct cash donations through the registration form or come up with their own fundraising plans for which pledge-cards will be provided by NCSM.

After witnessing the tremendous strength and courage of her late grandfather’s battle with cancer, Emily Chew, a young girl at the tender age of 21 has decided to give her all to fight this malicious disease

Image via Emily Chew

Emily has signed up for a number of activities for the cause of cancer, including Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur. Following that, she will be donating eight inches of her hair to be made into wigs during the Locks for Hope and will be going bald during the Be Brave & Go Bald campaign set to be held on 16 September which also happens to be, the day she turns 21.

"In conjunction with Relay For Life, I will walk for 16 hours overnight, starting from dusk and ends at dawn the next day in remembrance of my late grandfather."

"I have never had short hair since I was 4. However, to the less fortunate ones who never had the chance to grow hair, having hair is a dream come true. At the end of the day, I know it will all be worthwhile if I can put a smile on their faces."

"Being bald is nothing to be ashamed of. Hair, or no hair, you're gorgeous." she said.

To register for Relay for Life Malaysia, just fill in the application form here.

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