As part of its third-anniversary campaign to highlight the importance of knowing one’s family health history, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) recently held a day of fun for the community to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF).
A total of 50 teams of four participated in the event, titled SMCV Treasure Quest 2022, which saw the participants hunting for clues and treasures along the Sunway Velocity Township to be in the running to win prizes in terms of monetary, screening vouchers and more from SMCV and their participating partners. The event was open to public members, and each team submitted a participation fee, which was collected and donated to NKF.
Through the participants’ generosity, SMCV was able to raise and donate a hundred per cent of the collected funds to NKF, which will aid them in their mission to provide a better quality of life for their patients and raise more awareness surrounding kidney health. Derrick Chan, CEO of SMCV, shares, “SMCV is proud to partner with our beneficiary, NKF, to provide more hope for patients with health issues relating to their kidneys.
“We are very encouraged by the public’s willingness to contribute to this good purpose of helping others and look forward to having more such events with the community so we can get to know them and their needs better. Through this event and our anniversary campaign, #FamilyHealthHistoryMatters, we hope that more Malaysians will be aware of the need to know their health history.”
Khor Xin Yun, Chief Executive Officer of NKF echoed Derrick’s sentiments and was grateful for the partnership. “We would like to thank all participants for their contributions and support for this event.
“Currently, we have approximately 1,700 dialysis patients receiving subsidised treatments in 29 dialysis centres nationwide, with the numbers growing annually. The funds we receive will help our patients’ treatment and recovery process. Your trust and continued support inspire us to carry on what we do best, and we hope to educate the public to take care of their kidneys and overall health.”
The treasure hunt is part of SMCV’s 3rd-anniversary campaign, with the hospital placing a focus on the importance of knowing one’s family health history through the
#FamilyHealthHistoryMatters campaign. With the success of SMCV’s first treasure hunt event, the hospital has plans to carry out more community-centric activities within the vicinity to continue its mission of providing quality and accessible healthcare to all. – The Health