What does a skin specialist have to do with charity? Well, aren’t we all advised to “give” back to society if we can afford it? Even in the different faiths we are taught to give charity for the benefit of our souls. It doesn’t matter if you own or skin clinic or not, what’s important is the objective of your “giving back” to the world.
Charity By Dr Ko Skin Specialist
Which is why it is no wonder, Dr KO Skin Specialist that has over 30 branches across Malaysia and regional expansion to China and Indonesia, loves to give back to society. The founder, Dato Dr Ko Chung Beng has been in the dermatology field for more than 35 years and his skin specialist centre has been around for 19 years.
Throughout Dr Ko’s 19 years of outstanding contribution to the skin and aesthetic industry in Malaysia, he has been offering free treatment to poor fire victims referred by government hospitals by waiving their bills and even covered their transportation costs.
Every year, on Dr Ko Skin Specialist Founder’s Day, an annual event will be held to champion a noble cause on a different choice of charity each year. In 2016, Dato Dr Ko contributed RM27,000 to Beautiful Fate Foundation for the Disabled. This year, he aims to contribute RM50,000 to Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Anak-Anak Sakit Kanser Malaysia (PIBAIK).
What Is Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Anak-Anak Sakit Kanser Malaysia?
Did you know that 75% of patients in Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) are cancer patients?
They could be a mixture of cancer diseases but the most common are breast cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer.
Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Anak-Anak Sakit Kanser Malaysia (PIBAIK) is a group spearheaded by Encik Amin who looks for ways to raise funds for HKL so that they can purchase better equipments for cancer patients like radio-therapy machine, bius machine, operation utensils and others. They also offer small help to the family of the cancer patients to help relieve them of some financial burden – especially when it comes to medication costs.
In HKL only, the hospital treats about 800 cancer patients daily. In one month alone, about 20,000 cancer patients visits HKL and gets treated here. Sometimes, the resource available in HKL may be a little tight and here is where NGO’s like the Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Anak-Anak Sakit Kanser Malaysia comes into play.
According to Encik Amin, children makes up of 10% of cancer patients in HKL. The 90% are teenagers, youths and elderly. If according to gender and race, highest number of male cancer patients are Chinese whereas highest number of female cancer patients are Malays.
Where did it go wrong?
Charity With Every Transaction
From March 24th to April 30th 2017, Dr Ko Skin Specialist and Dr Ko clinics will be celebrating the KO Founder’s Day with the less privileged in mind while rewarding loyal customers with great deals.
With every transaction at Dr Ko Skin Specialist and Dr Ko clinics, Dato Dr Ko will donate RM1 to Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Anak-Anak Sakit Kanser Malaysia. There will also be special promotions in store for the patrons, so do visit Dr Ko for your beauty updates! It is best if you purchase between those dates so that you can also contribute to charity!
On Dr KO Skin Specialist Founder’s Day that was held at Le Midi, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Malaysian local celebrities Dynas Mokhtar and Idris Khan were also there to lend their stardom.
“Celebrities should use their voice to reach out to their fans and followers and give information of how they can help to a charitable cause. I believe that the more you give, the more you will get back,” Dynas Mokhtar.
So, why don’t we all try to give as much as we can because if you give the world the best you have, then the best will come back to you.
For more information on Dr Ko Skin Specialist Founder’s Day, visit http://foundersday.koskinspecialist.com
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