BCSG JB: New breast cancer centre, new hope

The Breast Cancer Support Group (BCSG JB) moved into a new centre which is located at No. 12, Jalan Ru, Melodies Garden, Johor Bharu (JB).

The opening ceremony of the centre took place on the 15th of Feb 2014, and was officiated by JB Member of Parliament, Tan Sri Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad with a bouquet of sunflower filled with love.
Tan Sri Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad with a bouquet of sunflower filled with love.

Before officiating the new centre, Tan Sri Dato Shahrir and his wife Puan Sri Shahrizan accompanied members and friends of BCSG for a morning walk from their old centre at Jalan Rengas to the new centre at Jalan Ru.

It was a short yet meaningful walk, as it symbolised their partnership in a journey together through the challenges of breast cancer and their battle for survival.

    Members of BCSG walked from their old centre at Jalan Rengas to the new centre at Jalan Ru.
Members of BCSG walked from their old centre at Jalan Rengas to the new centre at Jalan Ru.

Registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in March 2004, BCSG have annual campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer and reduce the stigma of breast cancer, as well as promote education on the symptoms because early detection may lead to higher survival rates.

The BCSG members who comprise of supporters and survivors are reaching out effectively to give hope to newly diagnosed patients and encourage them on their journey to wellness.

Honey Nor Azizah Idris, 43, speaks about how BCSG have helped her fight against breast cancer.
Honey Nor Azizah Idris, 43, speaks about how BCSG have helped her fight against breast cancer.

Among the BCSG volunteers are retired medical professional, who are trained to provide emotional and psychological as well as practical advice to help newly diagnosed patients to deal with the challenges in their journey to recovery.

The centre’s Prosthetics and Brassiere Shop is open on Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 1pm. For appointments, Tel: 607 – 335 7211 and Fax: 607 – 335 3211. Email: [email protected]

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The front part of the BCSG JB new centre.
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Happy faces
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Smiles glowing for the new center
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Dance and celebration at the launch of the new center
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All smiles and thumbs up! BCSG members having some refreshments and a quick snap after the walk.
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“Help Support the Fight”
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Wall of best wishers for the new center
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Help support the fight!
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Tan Sri Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad with members and friends of BCSG.
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Smiling faces together which VIP Tan Sri Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad
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A group of BCSG JB members feeling elated after the
morning walk to their new centre on Feb 15.
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Excitement in the faces
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Beautifully decorated entrance of the new center
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Participants trying to take pictures of the new center which was grandly unveiled
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Tan Sri Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad and all the members and friends of BCSG at the facade of the new centre at Jalan Ru.
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Tan Sri Dato’ Shahrir Abdul Samad declared the new centre
open on 15 Feb 2014.

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