Saturday, September 22, 2012

Avon's Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Walk 2012

Breast Cancer is something close to everybody's heart (no pun intended). Almost everyone I know has at least had an encounter with breast cancer, or knows someone who has/ had breast cancer. Statistics shows that 51.3% of breast cancer patients are below 49 years old (for Asia countries). This simply shows that the community needs a lot of awareness among the young generations towards breast cancer, the #1 women killer in Malaysia.

Breast Cancer can not be prevented but it can be avoided by practicing healthy lifestyle, proper diet and regular screening. Have you done your Breast Self Examinations (BSE)? Some might not be aware that  performing BSE could help with breast cancer early detection.




Year 2012 marks the celebration of Avon Breast Cancer Crusade 20th anniversary and Avon Malaysia is joining more than 50 other countries in organizing a charity fun walk called “Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer”. I'm not one of those crusaders who will go bald for cancer, but I will join in this walk, which will be happening on 23 September 2012, 7am at Putrajaya.

Not many people understand why it's so important for the early detection of cancer, therefore, this event aims to create awareness on breast cancer early detection. This charity event targets to create a new record in the Malaysia Book of Records; for The Largest Breast cancer Charity Walk.

How long will it be? it's a staggering 4.5km!! This 4.5km fun charity walk will kick off in front of the Palace of Justice building (Precinct 3 Putrajaya) with many fun ‘cheering stop’ and be entertained by various fun cheers activities and celebrities; While at the finishing line, there will be a formation of a Human Pink Ribbon. Seriously speaking, I'm not sure how long it will take us to finish it, but I'm guessing no less than two hours >.<


Participants will also get to walk with their idol like Scha Alyahya, Noor Neelofa, Soo Wincci, Fizo Omar, Linda Jasmine, Que Haiddar, Maria Tunku Sabri, popular radio DJ Jeff, Leslie Chai, Alan Yun, celebrity Master Chef Datuk Fazley, footballer Safee Sali and many more ! Do not miss the chance to get pampered at the Avon experience booths with free skin consultation, make up tips, foot massage etc.

I will be there walking along with my blogger friends, which include Jess Ying, Eunice, Isaac, Shannon, JQ, Michelle, and also not forgetting le bb who will be going just for me :D Go and show support for the awareness of Breast Cancer and let's kiss it good bye! :)


Priced at RM40, tickets are available at all Avon Beauty Boutique nationwide. Or you may book online at http://www.hooha.asia For more details, call Toll Free at 1800-22-AVON(2866) or www.facebook.com/AvonMy. Participants will receive goody worth RM80 which include a t shirt, bandanna, hand-held fan, Avon rebate vouchers and goodies from Kleenex and Kotex. Nett proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) and Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation.

The event is endorsed by Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, in collaborations with Putrajaya Perbadanan, Lembaga Penduduk & Pembangunan Keluarga Negara (LPPKN), Perbadanan Putrajaya, Kleenex, Kotex, Nestle, Milo, Lai Printing Sdn. Bhd, Amerlink Enterprise Sdn .Bhd, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Semasa KL Sentral and Marriot Putrajaya.


Will I see you there?

5 comments:

Qi Wen said...

A very nice awareness campaign/walk! :D Heart disease is the number 1 killer among women in Malaysia. Nevertheless, breast cancer is the #1 cancer killer among women in Malaysia :)

choulyin.tan said...

Yup! that's why it's so important to create that awareness and go for screenings for early detection of it!

Lim Eunice said...

yes! you'll see me there no worries.. XP I'll do a post after the walk!

Charmaine Pua Li Ping said...

Too bad I couldn't go! =(
Have fun ya!

My Sarah said...

Its a very good cause indeed. Moral Support !! hahaha...