When MAKNA president Dato’ Mohd Farid Ariffin’s own son suffered and died from cancer, he resolved to help others become stronger. That’s because he believed when he planted a seed of hope it would bloom and flourish. His vision continues and it has grown beyond his own expectations.
The collective will to fight and survive has strengthened since then, but there is still much more to do. We need to expand our donation base he says, and redouble our efforts to reach and serve the unsupported many. Cancer will never have the final word he insists, because with grace our spirit is stronger, he believes.
Since Breast Cancer Awareness month is around the corner, this is a perfect time to show your support for MAKNA and cancer patients in Malaysia.
“To mobilise resources in order to provide curative, preventive, research and support services to cancer patients and their families, high-risk groups, and the general public in Malaysia and the world.”
“To pool and utilise all efforts, expertise and finance of all sectors of society to fight cancer and reduce related pain, morbidity and the suffering that cancer patients undergo.”
For over 25 years, we strive towards creating a meaningful impact to the society, helping the poorest of the poor and reaching the furthest of the far. We dedicate ourselves into helping as much people as possible, regardless of their background, creed, colour or race.
MAKNA’s Four Approaches Towards a Multi-Faceted Solution
MAKNA is doing something positive about cancer every day. That’s because it wants to reduce the burden of the disease, and move towards helping create a cancer-free world.
Patient Support Services
Eligible patients from lower income groups may gain access to a variety of MAKNA’s support services, thanks to generous donations from kindred souls.
MAKNA-HCTM Cancer Institute is a joint collaborative initiative with Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz. It delivers comprehensive, cutting-edge resources to cancer patients with all financial profiles.
Some patients and their caregivers need a place to stay, after traveling long distances to receive clinical or hospital support. MAKNA provides a short-term, home-from-home halfway house to meet this need.
HOME CARE NURSING
MAKNA operates a mobile clinical service, empowering cancer patients to receive treatments in the familiar comfort of their own homes. Some of them need extra special care after they reach Stage 3 or Stage 4 cancer.
Perhaps you would like to donate to support a team assisting patients, families, caregivers in the hour of their need. Many of these pass through long dark hours at night worrying, and need specialist advice.
Donations from generous corporate and individual sponsors enable MAKNA to help financially-challenged cancer hospital patients. This includes medical equipment, medication, and ancillary items to help them fight the disease.
Cancer Awareness Program
Teams go out every month to arrange exhibitions, and deliver talks at local communities, corporates, government agencies, institutions of higher learning, and schools to educate and raise awareness.
Malaysia is a vast country with an area similar to United States New Mexico. The population lives in dense urban areas through to remote rural villages. MAKNA would ideally like to reach out throughout the entire country. Please help if you can.
MAKNA does not have the funds it would need to support its own full-time organization. Hence it depends on an enthusiastic band of willing volunteers to supplement its own efforts.
These volunteers are keys that open doors to a wider range of opportunities to assist cancer patients, and the wider community as a whole. They are vital to MAKNA’s dream to reach out to cancer patients everywhere in Malaysia.
Does this sound like something you might like to consider? Volunteering is a simple act of giving, but immensely valuable to the receiver. Why not give it a trial? Your gift of your time could bring you contentment and self-satisfaction that will enrich your life.
Scholarships for Young Cancer Survivors
Fighting cancer successfully demands all the patient’s resources on the physical, emotional and financial dimensions. If this is you, then MAKNA understands your position. You may want to continue your studies, but find your family cannot afford to pay.
Why not speak to MAKNA about this? They may be able to contribute, if you belong to an under-privileged family. Never let cancer get you down. Be a successful person as you emerge from your treatment.
Incitement Wants to Support MAKNA Further
Incitement facilitated a successful fund-raising project for MAKNA, and it was fully sponsored. However, we are still behind them all the way as they pursue these even more exciting goals:
- Run cancer screening clinics so Malaysians know their status, and can take proactive steps for better health.
- Reach out internationally. Reduce the global cancer burden by partnering across the globe.
- Advance cancer research by sharing donations to fund scientists on the verge of life-changing scientific discoveries.
Is MAKNA Something You Would Like To Support?
Every one of us has been touched by cancer in some way. This could be through a person we knew well, or perhaps it affected you directly. Is this a good time for you to join this movement? Would you like to mobilise resources to support cancer patients and their families?