Friday, 30 October 2009

Spastic Children Association of Selangor & Federal Territory (SCAS&FT)

The Association manages a Spastic Centre which provide free transport, education and treatment (Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy) for over 250 children living in Selangor and Federal Territory at the cost of about RM2.0million a year.

Spastic Children are admitted at an early age. Parents are encourage to bring their children as early as possible (including babies). Children of schooling age are admitted at the school section while younger children are given outpatient preatment. The school section carries out both teaching and extra curricular activities including sports concerts, swimming, outings, horse riding, gardening and needle work. Young adults are employed in the sheltered workshop. The Association runs a fleet of 7 vehicles to transport the children from their homes to the Centre and vice-versa.

The Association provides ample opportunities for the spastic children to participate in sporting activities. The children have excelled in nationa,regional and international sports meets including the Paralympics, Far East amd South Pacific Games For the Disabled, World (Robin Hood) Games For Cerebral Palsy, Singapore National Sports for the Disabled and our own National Sports for the Disabled.
To cope with future needs, the Association is moving on to its next phase of redevelopment. Plans have been drawn up to demolish the old building and replace it with a six-storey administrative and classroom block, including additional parking.

The effectiveness of teh Association depends on public support. You can help to provide hope for the Spastic Children by becoming a regular donor or sponsor, and also a volunteer.

The Association gets financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare but fimds are mainly derived from generous donations from public and other fund-raising activities. Members of the public and firms are encouraged to participate in the 'Sponsor-A-Child Scheme' by donating RM3,600.00 a year. A major fundraising event is the Annual Charity Walk/Jog/Wheel-A-Thon where all welfare-based NGOs are invited to participate. This fund-raising event was started in 1994 and has become a flagship fund-raising and participation event with able-bodied participating alongside the disabled.

To contact Spastic Children Association of Selangor & Federal Territory:

14, Lorong Utara A
46700 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-79550296, 03-79582393
Fax: 03-79567511

A meaningful quotation...
"Money in the bank is but a mere number

Money in the safe,
you cannot take along with you

But when you donate for a good cause

It will be duly registered under the
watchful eyes of the Almighty God"

Join us this coming 12th November,2009 (Thursday) to visit SCAS&FT to support the Spastic Redevelopment Program, "Your Contribution = Their Hope"

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Visit to Spastic Children's Association of Selangor & Federal Territory

The Spastic Children's Association of Selangor and Federal Territory (SCAS & FT)
was established in the early 60's so that parents with children suffering from "Spastic"(cerebral palsy) could seek help and assistance from trained personnel.

A "spastic" is a person with cerebral palsy. This is a disorder of movement appearing in the early years of life. It is due to damage or failure to develop normally in a small part of the brain controlling these activities.

A visit to Spastic Children's Association of Selangor & Federal Territory (SCAS&FT) is planned with details below:


09.00am - Meet at the Carpark of

Spastic Children's Association of Selangor & Federal Territory


No:14, Lorong Utara A,

46700 Petaling Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan

(Beside Crystal Crown Hotel, PJ)

09.30am - Greet and brief by

Officer-in-charge of SCAS&FT

at Conference Room

09.45am - Educational tour around the facilities and classrooms

10.15am - Back to Conference Room

Hand over donated items

Cheque presentation

Group photography with the children

11.00am - Good bye


1. Sugar

2. Cooking Oil

3. Cereal

4. Rice

5. Mee Hoon

6. Milo

7. Biscuits

8. Canned food


Old clothing for children and adults, bed linens, household items, toys OR any other decent usable items. SCAS&FT will conduct jumble sales to generate cash to help the Redevelopment of the Spastic Centre.

Let us join hands and contribute to the society.

As a Donor or Matching Donor ~ "Your Contribution = Their Hope"

Do feel free and Click here to eMail Me should you wish to partake in this visit.

P/S : Pls stay tuned to my next posting on detailed information of the Spastic Children's Association of Selangor & Federal Territory

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Natural remedies for Flu - Onion

The following is an email sent from Karen my friend and I wish to share it with everyone, cause it is working on my little girl.

> > In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people
> > there was this Doctor
> > that visited the many farmers to see if he
> > could help them combat
> > the flu.
> >
> > Many of the farmers and their family had contracted
> > it and many
> > died.
> >
> > The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his
> > surprise, everyone
> > was very healthy. When the doctor asked
> > what the farmer was
> > doing that was different the wife replied that
> > she had placed an
> > unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the
> > home, (probably only
> > two rooms back then). The doctor
> > couldn't believe it and
> > asked if he could have one of the onions and
> > place it under the
> > microscope. She gave him one and when he
> > did this, he did
> > find the flu virus in the onion. It
> > obviously absorbed the
> > bacteria, therefore, keeping the family
> > healthy.
> >
> > Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in
> > AZ. She said
> > that several years ago many of her employees
> > were coming down with
> > the flu and so were many of her
> > customers. The next year she
> > placed several bowls with onions around in her
> > shop. To her
> > surprise, none of her staff got sick. It
> > must work..
> > (And no, she is not in the onion business.)
> >
> > The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place
> > them in bowls
> > around your home. If you work at a desk,
> > place one or two in
> > your office or under your desk or even on top
> > somewhere. Try
> > it and see what happens. We did it
> > last year and we
> > never got the flu.
> >
> > If this helps you and your loved ones from getting
> > sick, all the
> > better. If you do get the flu, it just
> > might be a mild case..
> >
> > Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few
> > bucks on
> > onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> >
> > Now there
> > is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in
> > Oregon who regularly contributes
> > material to me on health issues. She replied
> > with this most
> > interesting experience about
> > onions:
> >
> > Weldon,thanks for the reminder.
> > I don't
> > know about the farmers story...but, I do know that I
> > contracted pneumonia
> > and needless to say I was very ill...I came across an
> > article that said
> > to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork
> > and then place the
> > forked end into an empty jar...placing the jar next
> > to the sick patient
> > at night. It said the onion would be black in the
> > morning from the
> > germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the
> > onion was a mess and
> > I began to feel better.
> >
> > Another thing I read in
> > the article was
> > that onions and garlic placed around the room saved
> > many from the black
> > plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial,
> > antiseptic
> > properties.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Terry Fox Run Kuala Lumpur 2009

"I don't feel that this is unfair. That's the thing about cancer. I'm not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I'm not special, this just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It'll inspire more people. I just wish people will realise that anything's possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try." Terry Fox


One of the world’s biggest charity runs is on again, with two routes: the normal 5km, and a 3.5km family route.
Participation is free, no registration required. Just turn up during the run day but T-shirts will be on sale for a token RM25, if you’d like to donate.
Proceeds raised from the sale of T-shirts will be donated to CARIF (Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation) Malaysia.

Details of the event:

Date: Sunday, 1 November 2009

Venue: Flag off @ 9.00 am Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens) (Be there by 8.45am)

Rules & Regulations:
1) All participants must run on the designated route. There are 2 routes- 5km and 3.5km for the family run.
2) For wheelchair bound, and physically challenged participants, please note that there are slopes along the run route.
3) Participants are to be at the assembly area by 8.45 a.m.
4) No registration required. Just turn up during the run day. You can buy the Terry Fox Run official t-shirt, RM25 each.

Limited parking is available on site, and public transport is recommended.

The organisers, their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, are not liable for any injuries suffered, damage and loss of properties by participants at this event

Please contact:

Ms Yoon / Mr Peter Kang, CARIF, 2nd floor, OPC, Sime Darby Medical Centre, T: 03-56391874.

Or email:

There are 5 confirmed places for the sale of the t-shirts :

1) Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF), 2nd Floor, Outpatient Centre, Sime Darby Medical Centre (From 15th Oct, Mon to Fri, 9.00am to 5.00pm)
Note : if you are coming to SDMC, we are out of stock for M, L, 2XL and 2XS at the moment but we will get new stock on Friday.
2) Canadian High Commission, Menara Tan & Tan, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur (From 15th Oct, Mon to Thurs, 8.30am to 12.00pm, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, Fridays 8.30am to 12.00pm)
3) Foyer, Menara Citibank, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur (from 26th Oct to 30th Oct 12.00 to 2.00pm)
4) 1 Utama (23rd, 24th & 25th October - 10am to 9.00pm)
5) Bangsar Village (24th & 25th October - 10am to 9.00pm)

Terry Fox Run 2009 T Shirt Sizes


Chest Length

22 16

24 17

28 20

30 21

32 22

36 25

42 29

44 30

46 31

48 32

52 34

Monday, 5 October 2009

Indonesia - Sumatra, Padang Earthquake

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia on the island of Sumatra on Wednesday 30 September 2009, collapsing buildings and causing landslides in coastal cities and towns.

MERCY Malaysia
will deploy a surgical and medical team consisting of an orthopaedic surgeon, a general surgeon, an anaesthetist, general practitioners (GPs) and nurses to treat the earthquake victims in and around Pariaman which is located some 80 km north of Padang, Sumatra.

Mercy is also calling for specialised medical volunteers such as an orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to assist the team in a span of at least two weeks.

Dr Ahmad Faizal, Mercy Malaysia President said Mercy Malaysia would also need at least RM3 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the earthquake victims in Indonesia and urged Malaysians to donate generously.

Donations can be made to Mercy Malaysia Humanitarian Fund through Maybank: "MERCY HUMANITARIAN FUND" and account number: 5621-7950-4126 or at CIMB Bank: "MERCY MALAYSIA" and account number: 1424-000-6561053.

For more information, the public can contact Hana Kamaruddin (Media) at 019-3140420, G Anuradha (fundraising) 019-2215759, Noor Hayati (volunteers) 019-3116196 or Mohd Radzi (volunteers) 019-3140689 or 03-22733999 or visit

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Run for a good cause

This morning went to support my son's college charity run, the "AdventuRUN 2009" which was aimed to help raise funds for PAWS Animal Welfare Society.

It was quite an experience running on the jogging track around Taman Tasik Permaisuri in the fresh morning air. Totally different as compared to running indoor on a treadmill. While benefited from the 4km run, we also enjoyed doing some light shopping by supporting the PAWS store.