Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
PAINTING PENANG PURPLE
26 February @ Gurney Paragon
Ever since its establishment in the year 1924, the Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) has grown to become a tertiary healthcare centre for the Malaysian community and international visitors. In the recent years, more than RM80 million had been invested to set up the Adventist Oncology Centre and a multi-storey car park. This is made possible through an interest free loan and contributions from our generous sponsors.
The PAINTING PENANG PURPLE cancer awareness campaign is indeed an eye opener for many people as it will walk us through the importance of fighting and not giving up, when one is faced with the most devastating event of your life. The idea of using Purple Cloth to tie up trees along Jalan Burma-Jalan Cantonment- Jalan Kelawai- Persiaran Gurney is a good awareness marketing tool to attract the attention of many Penangites from all walks of life.
Being awarded GOLD in a clinical health research project by the World Health Organization (WHO) - The International Network of Health Promoting and Health Services, is timely. This will help to highlight the good deeds and community work done by the Adventist hospital.
The tagline “YOU WON’T FIGHT ALONE” is a powerful one. It is truly wonderful seeing so many good-hearted people, young and old, all geared up to support cancer patients to win this life and death battle. And we have many victorious stories of such successful battles.
Finally, I would like to thank Penang Adventist Hospital for its year-long cancer awareness campaign. Let us all as one community JOIN HANDS and FIGHT TOGETHER to overcome cancer. Remember, cancer need not be the end of your life.