30 Days To Happy Kidney Campaign

October 19, 2015

Kidney is one of important organ our body as it helps to remove excess water in our body, retain the water that need by our body and excess minerals will flush out from our body through urine. I have lost someone that I love last year due to kidney failure. He was a diabetes patient and due to unhealthy lifestyle , his kidney not able to function well. 

Let's do our part by taking care and love our kidney. 

Sunway Medical Centre (SunMed) is collaborating with the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) for the 30 Days Happy Kidney campaign. The campaign seeks to increase awareness on caring for the kidney among Malaysians, and also to raise funds to benefit NKF.

The 30 Days to Happy Kidneys campaign aims to get Malaysians to commit to take better
care of their kidneys by taking up the 30 Days to Happy Kidneys Challenge. The challenge features a 30-day calendar with a different daily activity that prompts members of the public to learn about kidney health and adopt kidney-healthy practices.  During The 30 Days To Happy Kidney Challenge is a contest whereby donors who have purchased the 30 Day Challenge pledge card are encouraged to participate in a daily Insta-photo competition, They are required to complete 30 types of activities in 30 days, and post a picture daily on their Instagram account with the hashtag #30DaysToHappyKidneys. There will be a weekly mystery prize winner, as well as a grand prize winner who'll stand a chance to win RM5000 worth of prizes. The grand prize winner will be announced on the 15th of November 2015.

The second objective of this activity is to help NKF raise funds for kidney failure patients who rely on dialysis as life support. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia is a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to helping Malaysians suffering from end stage kidney failure who lack access to or cannot afford dialysis treatment. NKF currently has over 1,500 dialysis patients receiving subsidised dialysis treatment in over 27 dialysis centres nationwide. The reason to why NKF is in need of funds is because every year they incur an outlay of more than RM30mil to run the operations of their foundation, with approximately RM14.5mil is expended directly to subsidize the dialysis fees of about 1500 patients who cannot afford the yearly dialysis expense of RM24,000 per patient.

In 2015 alone, NKF needs to replace four reverse osmosis water treatment systems costing RM120,000 each, 10 dialysis machines costing RM45,000 each, 20 units of other dialysis-related machines such as dialyser reprocessors or artificial kidney machines costing RM32,000 each. Sunway Medical Centre aims to help raise RM93,000 for NKF through the Happy Kidney campaign – RM46,500 from the public and RM46,500 from SunMed in order to subsidise 15,000 dialysis sessions on behalf of NKF.

The cards are available for donors at Sunway Medical Centre and during the World Diabetes Day roadshows by SunMed at the following locations:
  • Sunway Carnival Penang (Oct 17)
  • Menara Sunway Bandar Sunway (Oct 27 to 29)
  • Blue Concourse Sunway Pyramid (13 to 15 Nov)
For every Ringgit donated, Sunway Medical Centre will match the amount. You may also donate online at http://www.peoplegiving.org/campaign-page?campId=174

Join me in this campaign to donate RM 11 for the 30 days pledge card. Your donation will help the kidney patient.

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