Sunday, 6 April 2008

Walking Tall 2008



My friends and I had a great time waking up early this morning to drive to Lake Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur to join the 3-km Walking Tall, a charity event organized to support Cervical Cancer Awareness effort by the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia. It's also an event organized in conjunction with this year's International Women Day celebration, which fell on 3rd March.

Apart from the walk, there was an exhibition held together with health check. From the exhibition, we learnt that cervical cancer is a burden affecting many women in the world. Every year about 500,000 new cases of cervical cancer occur, of which approximately 270,000 will lead to death. Vaccination and Pap Smear are two steps that one can take for prevention from this cancer.

In addition to gaining new insight of this illness, we had the chance to enjoy the early morning fresh air and the beautiful lake Titiwangsa that came with the panoramic view of KL skyline! In fact, you can see the Eye of Malaysia (the equivalent of London Eye and Singapore Flyer) in one of the photos.

2 comments:

shoshana said...

That's a beautiful venue for a walk...and for such a good cause too.

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Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Great cause, great view, great photos = a great post. :)

"Use your first smile, your first form of generosity, of love, of kindness—use it at home; start at home. And if there is something left over—if … your plate is just full of abundance of patience and goodness and smiles and joy, then by all means, you should go … and offer that to others. But we must begin at home." by Dr Robin Smith