|SIME DARBY LPGA CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST CANCER|
SIME DARBY LPGA CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Dato’ Anne Eu to host Women with Drive Networking Brunch for Cancer Research Malaysia at TPC Kuala Lumpur’s Qureshi restaurant
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 October 2016 – The seventh edition of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia will once again see the tournament collaborate with ground-breaking cancer research organisation, Cancer Research Malaysia, in line with the tournament falling at the end of the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The collaboration has had a direct impact on the improvement in outcome for Malaysian cancer patients, with RM 2.5 million raised over the years, of which over 90% has been channelled directly into cancer research.
Speaking on the impact that the tournament has had on raising funds for breast cancer research, Cancer Research Malaysia Chief Executive Professor Dr Teo Soo Hwang said, “Through the support of the Sime Darby Foundation, corporates and the large number of spectators attending the tournament over the years, Cancer Research Malaysia and the Ministry of Health have managed to establish one of the first patient navigation programmes in Malaysia.”
“There’s no question that the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia has had direct impact on saving lives in Malaysia. With the funding, we will ensure that patients, regardless whether rich or poor, can receive the information and support they need to have an improved chance of surviving breast cancer,” she added.