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About TREK for CANCER



In mid-2011, a group of us who named ourselves The Rainbow overcame all challenges and made it safely to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal to raise funds for the fight against cancer. We successfully raised RM150,000.

This time around, we are all fired up to once again don our trekking gear for another challenging mission ahead – that is, to scale-and-trek-and-conquer the treacherous but beautiful mountainous tops and volcanoes of KAMCHATKA as an effort to continue raising funds for cancer. Aptly called ‘Jom Botak’, our mission to this part of Russia will start on 1 August and expected to end 10 August, 2012.

Kamchatka is so unique that it is known to the world as the place where FIRE MEETS ICE. A place less explored till now but slowly gaining popularity, Kamchatka is flanked by large VOLCANIC BELTs containing around 160 volcanoes, of out which 29 of them are still active.

Sometimes CANCER cells can remain undetected in the body for a long time and one never knows when it will vent itself, and this is somewhat very similar to the workings of a VOLCANO - we never know when it will actually erupt. Just like in life, every step taken is a step further into to an unknown outcome. And so, our foray into this unpredictable task resembles ray of hope for cancer patients.

Besides the expedition we will embark on, we the RAINBOW are all prepared to shave our heads ‘botak’ (bald) and we would like to urge you to take up this challenge as well by showing your support to those undergoing cancer treatment.

What you can do to join this effort is to send us your ‘botak’ photos to jombotak@makna.org.my or alternatively, upload them on https://www.facebook.com/events/141230142667583/ as your personal gesture that you have committed towards this cause.


          

Trekkers Profiles

Dato Arunan
Eugene
Subramaniam
Benjamin Goon
Sam Adnan
Vemanna
Prakash
Yahya

It is a sign of understanding from you to all out there with cancer that you would like to help in their healing process: taking it upon yourself as something you ought to do, to fully support those battling this disease.

You may be surprised to learn that up to 1990, not a single foreigner has stepped foot on the Kamchatka land and even then, Russians needed special permission to get there. Its eruptive history stretches back thousands of years, but the most remarkable eruption in these volatile volcanoes occurred in 1975.

Volcanic eruption takes time to recover. It reflects the struggle a cancer patient endures during treatment and even against all odds; he or she can still beat cancer triumphantly. In spirit, our climb is very much similar to this analogy.

SUPPORT US NOW, GO ‘BOTAK’, DONATE TO CANCER CAUSE AND GIVE SOMEONE A MEANING IN LIFE.




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