The eagerly awaited day – National Stroke Association Malaysia’s (NASAM) 17th annual food fair finally arrived on 15th June 2014 held at the playground next to Taman Jaya.
BeCause members came out in full force to man the BeCause food store, provide manpower for other stalls and also the Sunway sponsored petting zoo. The objective was to raise about RM200,000 for the NASAM branches in PJ and Ampang as well as for part its annual HQ operation costs .
NASAM’s food fair is quite well known by now – not only for helping to raise funds for a worthy cause – providing subsidized physiotherapy and rehabilitation for stroke patients; but also for its great variety of stalls and creative ideas /effort put in to make the whole event fun filled , opportunity to grab great bargains and for the family to try out its many food and eating stalls.
Following an earlier visit to NASAM’s main administration centre and understanding some of the problems faced by NASAM’s founder Janet Yeo, BeCause committee had decided that it can do more to support NASAM’s cause especially in the area of public awareness.
To this end, a high profile event to promote NASAM will be organized by BeCause at Sunway Pyramid around Christmas time this to launch NASAM’s Give Up A Meal (GUM) campaign, which is a practical way to ensure the NASAM will receive a steady stream of funds from donors to enable it to run all its centres smoothly.
BeCause, NASAM, and Sunway together will make a difference for strokees to ensure they can continue to rely on NASAM’s charity for their long road to rehabilitation.