#ProjectWarriorMy: Cancer Awareness
Friday, May 29th, 2015 – IACT College students were ecstatic to organise #ProjectWarriorMy campaign in an effort to generate awareness for the breast cancer in Malaysia. The closed event was attended by fellow IACT College students, lecturers, staff and key members of National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).
The closed soft launch event was commemorated by #ProjectWarriorMy Project Manager, Ashley Chan, where she speaks about the purpose of the campaign and the need for continued education and public awareness on the issue of breast cancer.
“Breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer against women in Malaysia today and the statistics show that it’s growing at an alarming state. As IACTians, we must do our bit in educating the public, that’s why the #ProjectWarriorMy campaign is the call to activate the awareness.”
Mr. Sudhaharan Nair, General Manager of NCSM, then talks about how the non-governmental organisation is pursuing to manage not only to educate and prevent but also to highlight the support and reducing the social stigma about the illness.
Next, Ms. Suet Foong, acting Principal of IACT College, express further that the College’s Project Based Learning curriculum supports & empowers students to make a difference in the community.
The event came to a finale, where the #ProjectWarriorMy social media accounts were officially launched on popular social networking sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To top it off, the screening of the first poignant short clip of a cancer survivor speaks volume in order to generate awareness & encourage social media engagements.
The event is a Project Based Learning for the Event Management and Public Relations Campaign Strategies class and is in collaboration with the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), a non-governmental organisation that services cancer and health screening, counselling support group for cancer survivors and patient, nuclear medical centre, educational engagement in schools and higher learning institutions and others. For information, support and donations call NCSM at 03-2698 7300 or visit http://www.cancer.org.my/.
Ms. Aimi from NCSM, explains how to identify a ‘trigger’ for early detection of breast cancer to IACT College students.