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Celebrating decade-long fight against cancer

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GEORGE TOWN — The Penang Irish Association celebrated its 10th year of raising funds for cancer patients by hosting the 10th Luscious Ladies Day in Shades of Pink event at the E & O Hotel recently.

Over the past decade the association, with assistance and support from other international organisations, has raised more than RM400,000 for those afflicted with cancer.

“The event was probably the biggest gathering in the country to help cancer patients.

“October is the month that sees women around the globe proudly pinning on a pink ribbon and gathering in solidarity to raise awareness about breast cancer.

“We in Penang have also gone ‘pink’ for the 10th year,” said organising chairman Maggie Territ who is a cancer survivor herself.

She added that cancer affects all our lives at some point and most people know someone who has the disease.

Guests were treated to a scrumptious spread and enjoyed such activities as the silent auction, raffle draw as well as fashion and jewellery shows throughout the lively afternoon. The event also saw several cancer patients sharing their stories with guests.

Proceeds from the event will be donated equally to the Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital and the Penang Hospice Society.

Territ said cancer has no borders, race or religion, and so support from the community is vital to fight the dreaded disease.