Cancer Research Malaysia (CRMY) has launched their ‘Run For Our Lives’ virtual run in conjunction with ‘Reverse Cancer Day’ (RCD).
RCD is celebrated on the 2nd of April, the reverse of World Cancer Day, which falls on the 4th of February.
Last year, 30,000 Malaysians lost their lives to cancer. CRMY believes research can change that. A landmark initiative by CRMY, the ‘Run For Our Lives’ virtual run aims to raise funds for ongoing research efforts that could improve cancer outcomes, especially among Asians. The campaign drives home the message that future generations could live in a world where cancer can be affordably controlled and no longer feared, through impactful cancer research.
CRMY’s Chief Executive Officer Janet Yap said: “Every day, someone we know might be affected by cancer, or we may lose a family member or friend due to cancer. Because of the research done yesterday, more cancer patients will survive cancer today.
"CRMY is leading studies on how Asian genetics influence our risk to disease and our response to treatment, we are working with global teams to find better ways to prevent and cure cancers which are common in Asians, and our patient-oriented solutions are already improving outcomes for low-income women,” she said.
For the fourth year now, RCD has had a single mission, to increase knowledge and support for Asian-focused research that will aid cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, which will lead to better cancer survivorship in the long run.
CRMY will also announce a series of fun, yet easy-to-follow social media challenges leading up to the virtual run.
Join the run and help CRMY raise funds
If you would like to support the Run for Our Lives campaign, visit Run For Our Lives – Virtual Run
and register for the event today.
You can choose to sign up for as low as RM28, opt for a full kit (which looks pretty cool, we must say) for RM55 or choose to donate any amount you wish to.
Additionally, if you run a business and would like to sponsor the run in support of critical research by CRMY, write to the team at email@example.com