GoBald 2022 Satellite Shave raises more than RM36,000

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KUCHING, Aug. 25 : GoBald 2022 continues to raise funds through its satellite shaves.

The campaign aims at supporting Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS) to provide care and relief for children and families who are battling childhood cancer in Sarawak.

SCCS President Rodney Wong said, “GoBald satellite shaves are essentially a mini GoBald event for the respective community at participating schools, organisations and corporations to pool resources to help raise funds and increase awareness of childhood cancer.

He added that the event itself is a more targeted and efficient fundraising approach which also gives businesses and organisations an opportunity to give back to the society.

“Support from schools such as Lodge International School is also very crucial and valuable in our continuous efforts to promote awareness of childhood cancer amongst parents and students.

“Awareness is key to early detection and this enables accurate diagnosis to determine the best possible treatment available for the child,” he said in a statement.

Wong expressed his gratitude for the support and collaboration render among organisations and community.

(Seated from left to right) Head of Humanities Department, Ms Ilbeth Lim; Principal for Lodge International School, Mr Markus Gatuman; and Advisor of Prefect Board, Mr Alvin Chen, went bald to support kids fighting cancer.

Earlier today, an event was held at Lodge International School in Kuching, raised more than RM36,000 in funds with 21 participating in the signature act of head-shaving aims to demonstrate support for children who are losing their hair while undergoing cancer treatment.

In conjunction with the school’s Humanities Week themed “Good Mental Health and Wellbeing” which is happening from 10 to 11 August.

The funds raised exceeded the school’s initial target of RM20,000. The overall campaign saw participation and support from more than 250 teachers, staff, parents and students of Lodge International School, with about 200 supporting the event physically at the school hall.

Present at the satellite shave were Lodge Group of Schools director, Su Hiong Ai; Lodge International School principal, Markus Gatuman; SCCS executive director, Jodie Sim; alongside senior management team and staff of Lodge International School and SCCS.

Meanwhile, Wong also pointed out that Persatuan Fatt Lung Tang Kuching and Farley Kuching are amongst the satellite partners this year and have collectively raised a total of RM51,000.

Yelaoshr Saradise is another educational institution that is supporting this year’s GoBald campaign. Teachers and parents have committed to go bald at a satellite shave happening on 4 September 2022, in conjunction with the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

GoBald was first launched in 2009 as the key fundraising campaign for SCCS to support the Society’s annual operating expenses of about RM1.5 million to ensure children diagnosed with cancer have access to the treatment and services they need.

Organisations who are interested in holding a satellite shave at their own premises are advised to contact the GoBald team at +6011 3927 6553 or email at [email protected] – TVS

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