This November, Miss Singapore Universe ’09, Rachel Kum and myself will be flying to Sri Lanka and together with the Singapore Club there, we will be doing two very special Charity Fashion Shows to raise funds for the National Thalasaemia Center Kurunegala.
With the money raised, they are able to buy Desferal & Infusa Pumps & butterfly needles, which are machines that is attached to the patients abdomen area, the medicines are then attached to the syringe & injected into the belly, arms or thighs. This treatment takes 12 hours per day and the device helps to remove the over excessive iron deposits collected throughout the body.
There are about 1,600 patients who requires this treatment as of date.
This is a genetic disease mainly in rural areas, so education and many new prevention programs are being introduced into these areas prone to this disease. There is still need of other medical machines & equipment which cost up to 1.3 million Rupees.
Sat 21st Nov – Cocktail show
Sun 22nd Nov – High Tea show
Ticket sales from mid Oct – limited seats per show.
So dear friends, who will be traveling or are residing in Sri Lanka, please help support this event.
Will see you in Sri Lanka then!