National Cancer Society Malaysia Persatuan Kebangsaan Kanser Malaysia NCSM is a registered charity body established in 1966 providing training & education, care and support services for people affected by cancer
NCSM’s “Firsts” 1966 Cancer NGO in the country 1966 Cytology screening centre in Malaysia 1985 Mammography screening centre in SEA 1998 NGO for nuclear medicine & radiotherapeutic services
NCSM’s Objectives & Services EDUCATION DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT Educate SUPPORT PALLIATIVE ADVOCACY Healthcare Continuum To raise public awareness on prevention, screening and early detection of cancer. Care To provide accessible facilities in screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Support To empower individuals and those affected with cancer to maintain the highest possible quality of life. We are there for you at every step of your journey towards understanding and dealing with cancer through our cancer centres
Resource & Wellness Centre … information & support This is a one-stop information centre on dealing with cancer and to provide empowerment for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Services: - support group sessions - peer counseling - cancer reference library - nutritional advice - cancer talks - exhibitions - feel good workshops - wellness classes (yoga, qigong, line dancing) - complementary therapy (massage, aromatherapy)
Women’s Cancer Detection Centre … screening & early detection This is a one-stop women’s diagnostic centre that provides cancer screening services for women for all ages. Services: - ultrasound (breast, thyroid, abdomen, pelvis) - digital mammography - breast examination - pap smear - HPV vaccination - bone density test - blood screening - tumour markers - others: - breast prosthesis fittings - teaching of breast self examination - prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate ultrasound
Nuclear Medicine Centre … investigation This is a referral centre where medical specialists from other hospitals refer their patients for nuclear medicine imaging. Service: to provide diagnosis on cancer spread in organs and bones before initiating surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. - bone scan - renal scan - GIT bleeding scan - thyroid scan - meckel’s scan - iodine 131 wholebody scan
Cancer Treatment Centre … treatment This treatment centre provides radiation treatment for cancer patients at minimum cost or subsidized rates, and has a low or no waiting list. Services: - radiotherapy - hormone therapy - chemotherapy - high dose brachytherapy
Children’s Home of Hope … care This home provides accommodation for children with cancer. Service: Affordable and accessible accommodation for outstation patients and their caregivers undergoing cancer treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
What is Relay For Life?
What is Relay For Life? • Overnight, 16 -hour event (sundown to sunrise) • Teams/individuals take turns to walk the track throughout duration of event • What else do we do at Relay? On-going entertainment, activities, food bazaar, performances, etc.
Significance of Walking the Track Overnight? • To symbolize the journey of a cancer patient. - from daylight to darkness (fear when diagnosed) - from darkness to sunrise (hope after treatment)
Take Turns to Walk the Track
Camp Out With Your Friends
Relay For Life Programme SATURDAY SUNDAY 6 pm Opening Ceremony Survivors Lap VIP Lap Celebrities Lap Team Lap 1 am Field Games 4 am Endurance Lap 5 am Morning Exercise Luminaria Ceremony Silent Lap 9 am Entertainment 10 am Closing Lap 8 pm 9 pm Entertainment Relay Idol 2011 12 am Night Activities Field Games
Highlights of Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony
Highlights of Relay For Life Survivors Lap
Highlights of Relay For Life Cancer Messages
Highlights of Relay For Life No Tobacco Event
Relay For Life Activities
How Did It All Start? • Dr. Gordy Klatt, Tacoma, Washington (1985) • Walk & Run 24 hours to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. He raised USD 27, 000 the first year. • He invited his friends to join him the next year. People camped out and took turns walking the track. • Today, Relay For Life is being held in 22 countries all over the world.
We’re Part of a Global Movement! IRELAND JAMAICA HONDURAS BRAZIL BELGIUM JAPAN DENMARK AUSTRALI NETHERLANDS UK A CANADA MALAYSIA TAIWAN FRANCE GERMANY NEW ZEALAND GUATEMALA PHILIPPINES SOUTH AFRICA USA PORTUGAL SLOVENIA
Why We Relay? • CELEBRATE the strength of Cancer Patients & Survivors. Give HOPE & SUPPORT to those undergoing treatment • REMEMBER loved ones who lost the battle • FIGHT BACK! Together, as a community, help spread the message on CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION
SO, HOW DO WE TAKE PART?
START A TEAM!! • Get together a group of friends / family / co-workers / neighbours / classmates • Fill in RFL Registration Form and sign up! • As a Team, you can also help us to fundraise through pledge card collections or you can organize your own fundraising activity. • Come to Relay For Life. Walk the track and show support as a team!
BE A VOLUNTEER!! • Volunteer as an Individual or a Team. • Fill in RFL Registration Form as a Volunteer. • Tell us what your strengths are and we will assign you to a task that is suitable for you. • Come to Relay For Life and help make this an unforgettable event for everyone!
SPONSOR RELAY! • Support Relay For Life Malaysia by being a Sponsor. • Pick up a Sponsor’s Registration Form. • Or contact us directly at 03 – 2698 7300 for more details.
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE MONEY PLEDGED?
Cancer Awareness Programmes Funds raised will go towards National Cancer Society Malaysia. • To EDUCATE our society about early detection and prevention. • To CARE for cancer patients by providing access to treatment and detection facilities. • To SUPPORT cancer patients & their caregivers by organizing events to empower them and increase quality of life.
Come Show Your Support In Our Fight Against Cancer!
MELAKA 4 & 5 JUNE 2011 KUALA LUMPUR 16 & 17 JULY 2011 PENANG 1 & 2 October 2011
TOGETHER. We will beat Cancer!
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