Kuala Lumpur, 15 June 2017 – More than 500 people in Kampung Baru received free bubur lambuk from cancer survivors on Wednesday. As part of the ‘Survivors give back’ programme, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM), along with its women’s support group, cooked 650 portions of the traditional porridge for the public.
The dish was then distributed to child and adult cancer patients in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, and to passers-by and motorists on Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz in a ‘drive-thru’ style.
“Humans connect through giving, and being able to give back is a blessing,” says breast cancer survivor Tengku Salmah, who contributed the recipe for the porridge. “It’s our way of saying thank you, especially during the month of Ramadan.”
NCSM also celebrates National Cancer Survivors Month in June, and has a toll-free cancer helpline to provide information as well as emotional support. Operated by nurses, the free service can be reached at 1800-08-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.