Celebrate! Remember! Fight back!
Last weekend was great! Me and 4 of my friends joined the Relay for Life Malaysia. It was a 16 hours walk organised by the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM). The event was held at UKM Stadium in Bangi, started at 6pm on Saturday, 16 July and ended at 10am the next day. Yes, we slept there, under the open sky, watching the stars and pretend that airplanes are like shooting stars! and we shivered sleeping in the cold night. HAHA. :) The whole event was a great experience and we had fun all night long! Well, not really after we slept and was extremely exhausted! HAHA We did not walk for the whole 16 hours, okay? We managed to stay up and walk until it was 3.30am and we gave up and went to sleep! :)
|Giving hope! Celebrate life!|
We were all excited about the event and we planned everything weeks before the actual day, like what to bring, what to wear and what to expect. We did not rent the tents because it cost RM50. So to cut down the budget, we brought our own picnic mat and sleeping bags!
|Notice the sleeping bags & picnic mat!|
After we registered ourselves, got our yellow t-shirt, F&B coupons and wrist bands, the fun begins! Yay!
We made our first walk around the stadium and chose a spot which was a lil bit far from the track! Privacy yo! HAHA! It was a brilliant idea for us not to rent the tent or the site which cost RM30. No one even bother us placing our own spot for FREE!
|It's Relay for Life not Bersih 2.0 HAHA|
The crowd there was awesome! Everyone was in their yellow t-shirt, moving around freely without any police arresting us. Well, obviously they can't because yellow is the official color for National Cancer Society Malaysia. Am I right? ;)
A few corporate teams also joined the event such as Astro, Brothers, Sabah Tea and some teams from colleges and universities. There are also individuals like us! :)
|Tun Tan Cheng Lock Nursing College|
|SEGI College Subang Jaya|
Throughout the event, we felt safe. We didn't even have to worry about our stuff left at our spot because we trust the people around us! Why? Because misplaced wallet, bags, keys and even shoes were reported and was found right away! Now that is what we call a true 1Malaysia! :) No one is stealing and taking people's stuff.
NCSM really did a great job organising the whole event! There were people singing and performing all night long. And for me, the most exciting part of the whole event was the Luminaria session. It is a candlelight vigil to honor those who lost their lives to cancer. We light the candles in a paper bag and put it all around the track. It was really a touching moment. Some of the family members of the deceased were given chance to tell us about the journey of their love ones who fought cancer to their last second of their life!
And yes we cried. :'(
|God loves you.|
After the Luminaria session, there was a lot of performance by the cancer survivors, bands and many more. Everyone enjoyed their time together, dancing and singing along with the songs.
|Performance by the cancer survivors.|
During the event, there are two young girls go bald! Yes! Two BEAUTIFUL GIRLS! Out of nowhere, they decided to shave their hair off! This is also to collect donations for the cancer society.
|Salute you, girl!|
|They have the heart of an angel!|