HELLO THERE: Lorna having a light moment with a patient at the child cancer unit of the Sarawak General Hospital yesterday. Earlier, Lorna had her head shaven.
From Borneo Post
KUCHING: Datuk Lorna Enan Muloon, the wife of former deputy chief minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan yesterday finally managed to raise RM1 million for Sarawak Children Cancer Society’s (SCCS) ‘Go Bald’ campaign.
Lorna raised around RM100,000 from her initial initiative, before eight donors comprising individuals and private companies donated RM50,000 each to the cause.
The donors included Bollywood star Datuk Shah Rukh Khan, Teo Aik King, TPR foundation, Tan Sri Ling Ching Ho, Datuk Wira Faisal of Naza Group of Companies, GLC Foundation, Andy Ang from Island Circle Development and Yong Foh Choi.
The biggest donor is Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who on Saturday night approved a federal government allocation of RM500,000.
Lorna had written a letter to Najib relating her desire to come to the aid of SCCS. The prime minister responded by agreeing a matching grant to the total amount raised.
SCCS president Gary Ho who related this during a press conference here yesterday said the dream to collect RM1.5 million from the Go Bald campaign finally materialised with Lorna’s effort.
“The recent Go Bald campaign in Miri collected RM143,000 while the one in Kuching collected RM480,000. It is still way from our target.
“With RM500,000 raised by Lorna and another RM500,000 from Najib, the total amount will definitely bring much cheer to SCCS. Lorna’s effort has made SCCS dream come true,” said Ho.
Ho said that Lorna, who initially targeted RM100,000 for the ‘Go Bald’ campaign, changed her target to RM250,000 before settling at RM1 million.
Lorna went bald at the Sarawak General Hospital Children’s Cancer Ward yesterday. She was accompanied by Dr Chan in a private session shortly after spending their time with children at the ward.
Both Lorna and Dr Chan, however, were not present at the press conference.
The amount collected will be used to fund SCCS’ RM2.4 million new building at Taman Desa Wira which is expected to be completed in May next year.