To make this October a wholesome month for Malaysians, especially for those who are battling with breast cancer, Harriston has collaborated with Breast Cancer Foundation to organize Harriston’s Chocolate DIY To Sweeten Your Pinktober for breast cancer patients and survivors at Harriston Signature at Shamelin, Cheras.
Harriston’s DIY Workshop is a fun introduction to the art of chocolate making packed with discovery and hands-on experience. Participants mold and temper chocolates, coat and decorate them with chocolate paint and sprinkles. They also get to bring home the chocolates they made to share with their loved ones.
According to Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer afflicts an estimated figure of more than 1 million women in the world each year. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. Early detection and getting medical attention is paramount for a successful treatment, but unfortunately in Malaysia, nearly 40% of the new cases identified each year are already in the very advanced stages of the disease, thus further explaining the need for awareness and information to this life-threatening disease.
With a mission to empower breast cancer patients and survivors to live their lives to the fullest, the Breast Cancer Foundation is actively collaborating with other organizations such as Harriston to boost the morale of patients and survivors and promote a supportive environment for them.
“Harriston’s Chocolate DIY To Sweeten Your Pinktober is a wonderful one-of-a-kind event for breast cancer patients and survivors. It’s a great chance for them to meet, socialize and learn new knowledge and skill that can bring joy to them during and after cancer, allowing them to relax and enjoy the wonderful moments of being creative and savor their own creations. It’s definitely a memorable experience that they can relish,” said Surayati Hamzah, the Chief Executive Officer of Breast Cancer Foundation.
During the event, survivors who have been cancer-free for three years, Noorunnsah Jakkaria and Citra Dewi, shared their experience of battling the disease. They said that strong support from family and friends, as well as cancer support groups like the Breast Cancer Foundation, played a vital role in their recovery and restoring their lives. Most importantly, they advised those who are having a tough time in their battle against breast cancer to never give up hope and live positively as there is still life after cancer.
Harriston’s Chocolate DIY To Sweeten Your Pinktober, the first collaboration between Harriston Chocolate and Breast Cancer Foundation, aims to be educational, fun, and supportive for cancer patients, survivors and the society at large.
For more information, please log on to www.harristonchocolate.com and www.breastcancerfoundation.org.my