Meanwhile Penang Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng, when launching the event, applauded the cancer survivors for their courage. â€śI am a survivor, not of cancer, but of other challenges,â€ť he quipped.
He told the crowd to â€ścomplete the journey youâ€™ve set. Donâ€™t lose hope, donâ€™t lose heart, and always believe in life.â€ť He quoted statistics that indicate that 1 in 7 persons in Malaysia get cancer compared to 1 in 3 in developed nations.
A number of Penang-based schools, educational institutions, hospitals, hotels, the corporate sector and non-governmental organisations participated in the event.