Suria KLCC Raises More than RM25k for WeCareJourney
For a good cause, I’m always elated to receive news from big corporation doing good deeds and giving back to the community. Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd recently announced that it has successfully raised RM25,000 through “Share The Care” initiative to help patient who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). The project was a collaboration with WeCareJourney, a non-profit organisation founded by parents of SMA’s patient during Christmas last year and this year’s Chinese New Year.
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“WeCareJourney was founded by two dedicated and passionate parents, Edmund Lim and Yap Sook Yee, after the birth of their son, Branden who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). They started the organisation in an effort to increase awareness about SMA, as well as providing support and guidance to other parents who are in a similar situation,” says Andrew Brien, Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd.
Committed to making a difference, Suria KLCC saw an opportunity to work with the very children receiving support from the organisation by tapping into their talent and creativity in designing special Christmas greeting cards. The fundraising initiative ran from November 28 to December 28, 2017. The greeting cards designed by special children; 7-year-old Branden and 10-year-old Jayden were sold at Suria KLCC and Alamanda Shopping Centre for a minimum donation of RM10.
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Suria KLCC continued to raise awareness about SMA during Chinese New Year where shoppers and visitors who donated RM10 for the cause received a red ribbon as an appreciation of their support from January 25 to February 28, 2018. With the funds raised, WeCareJourney will be able to purchase two electric chairs and equipments to help with digestion, circulation, and breathing known as standers. It provides therapeutic and physiological benefits for children with SMA.
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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakening by affecting the motor nerve cells and motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat and breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants and an affect any race or gender. In America, 1 in 10,000 is affected while in Malaysia about 1 in every 50 Malaysians is a genetic carrier.
To know more about SMA and WeCareJourney, visit www.wecarejourney.org.