39 ex-patients on anti-cancer tour.(cancer survivors touring Malaysia under patronage of Malaysian Guolin Qigong Association)

Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: Jan 15 , Pages: NSTP14638491 , Word Count: 200

KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - A group of 39 former cancer patients kicked-off first
phase of their 'Anti-Cancer Campaign Tour' from Dataran Merdeka today.

They will travel around the country with a group of 20 volunteers to hold
talks, meetings, dialogues and exhibitions.

'Our aim is to convey to, and inform, the public that cancer is not a death
sentence,' association vice-president Eng Tian Pen said.

The tour, under the patronage of the Malaysian Guolin Qigong Association, was
flagged-off this morning by National Cancer Council Chief Executive Officer
Datuk P. Venugopal.

Also present were association president Dr Amir Farid Datuk Isahak and his
deputy Ho Ping.

'Today is the flagging-off of the tour to the South, after which we hope to
make a trip to the North and then the East. We will be stopping in all the
major cities,' Dr Amir said.

'We are promoting the Guolin Qigong method of fighting cancer. Being a medical
doctor, I believe in integrative treatment, that is, combining conventional
Western medicine, Chinese medicine, Qigong exercise, of course, as well as
diet and even psychological therapy.'

The Malaysian Guolin Qigong Association, together with its member
associations, formed an Anti-Cancer Group a few years ago.