Friday, October 21, 2011

Don't Duck It!

As you may already know, my mum was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer ('nose cancer' is so much easier to type out wtf.. had to Google 'nasophy' and wait for the proper spelling to pop up) about 12 years ago. Since then, we as a family have been so much more aware about cancer and health in general so it only made sense that, when I was given the opportunity, to do something to support the cancer awareness cause.

Don't Duck It is a collaboration between Assunta Hospital, Asia Assistance, Jaya One and Pj Live Arts, founded to encourage community support for the breast and cervical cancer awareness cause. Also, Don't Duck It hopes to raise funds for Assunta Hospital Foundation's Social Welfare Fund which provides subsidised or free-of-charge treatments to patients who can't afford healthcare otherwise 
But Don't Duck It isn't all lectures and/or uniformed nurses going around and dispensing medical information: it's going to be FUN! With Quacky Kart Races, a Fashion Walk (I'm going to be walking in it, whee!), a raffle draw, a go-kart track as well as breast check-ups, you will definitely be entertained.

Your participation in this event doesn't just stop at getting your boobs checked or taking part in the raffle draw - DDI (getting seriously lazy to type it out in its entirety) is actually a social media campaign under Passionately You that aims to further their reach into the community using social media in various forms and ideas (on-ground as well as going viral). Want to make a larger contribution to this effort at promoting breast and cervical cancer awareness?

1. Pledge at and stand a chance to win a 32-inch Panasonic LCD TV.

2. Take a photo with ‘Don’t Duck It’ sculpture and win prizes.

3. Be part of the Wall of Heroes and Heroines by submitting your photo HERE!!

4. Contribute a quote or story that you want to share HERE.

5. Spread the word by printing out a doorhanger and placing it in every other place you frequent so that nobody misses the message. It’s all about being caring and fun. Download it HERE.

6. Add a #dontduckit Twibbon to your Twitter/Facebook display picture to show your support. #Dontduckit Twibbon can be added HERE.

7. Buy the #dontduckit T-shirts and Charity Raffle Tickets to support the campaign! You can contact Assunta Hospital, Asia Assistance, or Jaya One. Check out the details HERE.

I'm going to be there, will I see you there? Don't duck your check-up!