#AirAsiaMAKNA 2016 Carnival & Concert aims to drive greater public participation
and awareness of the disease
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 OCTOBER 2016
AirAsia Berhad continues to underscore its commitment to
cancer support in Malaysia and is glad to announce that it will be organising the upcoming
“#AirAsiaMAKNA 2016 Carnival & Concert” on Sunday, 30 October 2016, at Avenue K Shopping Mall
in Kuala Lumpur from 10.00AM to 10.00PM to serve as a public platform to garner greater support
and awareness for the fight against cancer.
The day-long event will feature key highlights including complimentary health examinations, health
talks, special offers by healthcare service providers, organic food sampling and sales, cancer
information display, a cheque presentation to MAKNA and most excitingly, performances by Malaysia’s
leading artistes such as Dato Siti Nurhaliza, Joe Flizzow, Sona One, Kaka Azraff and many more
It will be open to the public and admission is free. AirAsia, together with the National Cancer Council
of Malaysia (MAKNA), encourage and welcome people from all walks of life to participate and give
their support to this meaningful event.
Running for the second consecutive year, the #AirAsiaMAKNA campaign was initiated in 2015 and
reflects the airline’s long-term corporate social responsibility partnership with the National Cancer
Council Malaysia (MAKNA). The campaign’s main objective is to help raise funds for cancer patients
and educate the general Malaysian public on the risks of the disease through various public outreach
The “#AirAsiaMAKNA 2016 Carnival & Concert” will be the culmination of this year’s #AirAsiaMAKNA
campaign, following a successful month-long fund-raising effort where AirAsia pledged a contribution
of 10 cents from every flight booking made on www.airasia.com from 15 August to 16 September
2016 as donation to MAKNA. In addition to this, AirAsia also supported MAKNA’s “Klimb Kinabalu
2016” expedition in August this year, where 13 climbers including four AirAsia Allstars (employees)
scaled to the summit of Mount Kinabalu to raise funds and awareness on cancer cause.
Last year’s #AirAsiaMAKNA campaign raised close to RM200,000 in donation for MAKNA, and this
year’s donation amount will be announced during the event.
Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad said, “AirAsia is extremely delighted to be able to leverage
on our brand visibility and reach to render our support towards the important work that MAKNA does
in providing curative, preventive, research and support services to underprivileged cancer patients
and their families in Malaysia.”
“Unfortunately, cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases today and is affecting millions of people
globally. Almost everyone knows someone who is affected by it, be it a relative, friend or colleague.
For a cancer patient and the family, fighting and overcoming the disease is always the single most important goal, and for people who are in the cancer high-risk group, getting all the available
knowledge and guidance on how to prevent the disease is very crucial.”
For more information and to find out how to contribute to the cause, please log on to makna.org.my.