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AirAsiaMAKNA – more funds for cancer awareness & support

by on July 9, 2018
 

For the third year running, AirAsiaMAKNA has added to the bank account of the National Cancer Council of Malaysia (MAKNA). This year’s cheque of MYR 300,300 was presented at the ‘#AirAsiaMAKNA: The Big Fight Fiesta’ event on 8th July 2018. The annual campaign raises funds through the sale of limited edition pilot and cabin crew design t-shirts.

The Big Fight Fiesta was part of a cancer awareness event, where visitors enjoyed access to

  • clinical examinations
  • cancer exhibitions
  • health talks
  • product sampling and sales

with special discounts for health products and other activities.

Attendees also enjoyed performances by popular local artists SonaOne, Alif Satar and Ismail Izzani.

AirAsiaMAKNA Promo for travellers

AirAsia is thanking supporters of the campaign with a special discount for users of their mobile app on iPhone or Android devices. Pick up 20%* off all flights for bookings made via the AirAsia mobile app using the promotional code MAKNA20. Book by 10th July 2018 for travel between 1st August and 22nd November 2018.  *Terms and conditions apply

This August, AirAsia continues as official airline partner of MAKNA for the ‘Klimb Kinabalu 2018’ expedition. The expedition involves of 20 climbers including four AirAsia Allstars climbing Mount Kinabalu in Sabah to raise funds and build more cancer awareness.

In addition to the cheque, AirAsia BIG Loyalty presented two million AirAsia BIG Points, to help MAKNA further assist cancer patients in need of air travel options.

….. Cancer is a worldwide disease that affects anyone directly or indirectly. At AirAsia itself, we have many passionate cancer survivor Allstars who never cease to inspire us with their tenacity and positivity…… I am pleased to share that the campaign’s efforts since 2015 have raised MYR1 million of funds to assist underprivileged cancer patients in Malaysia.  AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat

MAKNA General Manager Farahida Mohd Farid, while grateful for the funds, was more appreciative of the aspect of support…

….. This campaign isn’t about money. Initiatives like these go beyond that. Our alliance with AirAsia ultimately translates into saving lives and making a positive impact in cancer patients. …… It’s an opportunity for everyone to help someone. …….. Thank you AirAsia, for making our cause your own. It is an honour serving with you.” Farahida Mohd Farid

For more information or to contribute to the cause, please go to makna.org.my.

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