Relay For Life KL 2008 will be held on 31st May-1st June, the weekend of World No Tobacco Day and International Cancer Survivor's Day, at the MSN Training Stadium, Bukit Jalil. We celebrate the advances in cancer, knowing that more cancers are being prevented and for those with cancer, more lives are being saved. We remember the loved ones lost and vow to fight back to make a difference in the lives of the future generation.
Today, 1 in 4 Malaysians have a lifetime risk of developing cancer. By the year 2020 it will be 1 in 3 if no action is taken. This means every family will have at least one member suffering from cancer - be it your parent, spouse, sibling or child.
Each year the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) continues to advance the cause of cancer. NCSM offers the most comprehensive cancer services in Malaysia at no cost or subsidised rates. Over 10 000 Malaysians utilise our services annually. We provide programmes to reduce cancer risk, detect cancer early, ensure proper treatment and empower people facing cancer to maintain the highest quality of life. We also facilitate post cancer treatment and support mechanisms. Through our services and campaigns such as Relay for Life, The Free Women's Cancer Screening Programme for the Underprivileged and Children's Cancer Programme we have seen many lives changed for the better.
The National Cancer Society of Malaysia would like to invite YOU to join the fight against cancer through Relay for Life KL 2008.
Relay for Life, an international event staged in over 22 countries in 4800 communities worldwide with over 3.5 million participants, is an overnight community based cancer awareness and fundraising event which unites cancer survivors, care givers and caring individuals.
In 2007, the inaugural Relay for Life KL attracted over 3000 participants from across Malaysia of all ages from all walks of life. The surrounding publicity touched even more lives, creating a heighten awareness of cancer issues. This year we aim for participation of at least 6000 people.
NCSM continues to work to help make a difference in the lives of people. Each and every person affected by cancer has reason to hope because great advances are being made in prevention and treatment. However, continued outreach and work is essential to decrease the number of people developing cancer and help the over 40 000 Malaysians who are affected by cancer each year.