Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hey everyone,

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding. [Douglas Macarthur]

Faith is a significant word. It is a word easier to be said than to believe in. Sometimes in life, we go through the toughest of the toughest times and those are the times when we start to question every single thing in life. The definition of faith at Wikipedia is this,

Faith is the confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a person, concept or thing, or a belief that is not based on proof.[1][2] Faith is in general the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true,[3] belief in and assent to the truth of what is declared by another, based on his or her supposed authority and truthfulness.

In my opinion, it is easy and hard to have faith. We can either choose to have faith or not. I choose to have faith. Last year, I remember writing a blog post about my heroine. My grandmother [mother's side]. She is my heroine because I watched her fight cervical cancer, stage 2. I fought with her. It was one of the toughest time for my family and I. How glad am I to have gone through that because it made me more optimistic towards life.

Things happen for a reason. God made plans for us. Sometimes I do question. Why? Why us? Why me? Why twice? Again? The truth is, it fell hard on me. The news was hard to digest. Friday, May the 13th 2011. I will remember this date. First thing I heard in the morning, "Did daddy tell you about grandma?" No, he did not tell me. My mother did. Fridays are usually very long and slow for me but yesterday was just too much.

Cancer is a word, not a sentence. [John Diamond]

However, life goes on. We have to keep moving forward. Just like the quote says, "Cancer is a word, not a sentence". My faith is strong.

So let me deliver my main objective of this blog post across.

Relay for life Malaysia 2011.

What Is Relay?
It is a 16-Hour Event that You’ll Never Forget!

Relay For Life is an over-night event, celebrating the lives of cancer survivors as well as to remember the lives of loved ones who have lost the battle. It is a high-spirited event where everyone in the community can join in the fight against cancer. It is a day filled with fun, comradeship and festivities. A time when people you know and people you don’t know team up to raise public awareness about cancer in the community.

Throughout the duration of the event, individuals, survivors, teams, companies, schools will take turns to walk the track to relay the message of cancer. Non-stop. From dusk till dawn.

How Will the Money Collected be used?
To EDUCATE our society about early detection and prevention.
To CARE for cancer patients by providing access to treatment and detection facilities.
To SUPPORT cancer patients & their caregivers by organizing events to empower them and increase quality of life.

I cannot describe to you how much this event means to me because if you have never experience going through it, you will never understand it. Do take some time, just 16 hours to participate in Relay for life Malaysia 2011. Hope to see you all there!

Relay for life Malaysia 2011;


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