Golfers and donors teed off to raise funds for a meaningful cause
Local golf group Young & Dangerous (YnD) had organised the first of their yearly golfing event, “Fight Breast Cancer on the Green” where all proceeds of the tournament would be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation to fund their various activities in Malaysia. The event was hosted by Ponderosa Golf & Country Club (PGCC).
Breast cancer is one of the top 5 most frequent cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer ranked by cases in both sexes which includes colorectum, lung, nasopharynx and liver cancer and is stated by the World Health Organisation that 32.7% of females were diagnosed with breast cancer in Malaysia.
The Breast Cancer Foundation Malaysia is a tribute to the late Tun Endun Mahmood’s strength after finding out she had breast cancer and organised their first charity gala dinner “Walk with Pride” on 31st July 2005, where breast cancer survivors took to the runway, making a powerful statement that there is life after breast cancer and in 2006 was officially incorporated in the Pride Foundation.
Steven Goh, Director of PGCC expressed his appreciation to the initiative and support shown by YnD, participants of the tournament and various donors from multiple companies in Malaysia that helped raise a total of RM36,820 that would go into supporting breast cancer patients to help them finance their medical treatment, medication and personal needs alongside their mission to spread awareness and empowering patients as well as survivors.
The origin of the event is due to one of the members of YnD who lost his mother after a battle with breast cancer last year. The golf group which was started by a few friends in 2016 have grown into 30 members aiming to bring together young like-minded golfers who shares common goals and to form strong bonds.
As a yearly event, YnD hopes for more great things to come from future collaborations and inspiring golfers. For the others who do not partake in golf, the Breast Cancer Foundation has also announced the start of the “Put A Smile” Campaign where prospective donors can show their support nationwide through online donations.