Challenges Buddy Run 2016 saw over 700 participants, of which 25% were special needs participants. The tandem run raised about RM 25,000 which was put directly towards funding special needs institutions country-wide.
Charity Dinner by Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA)
The Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA) is a non- profit organisation which advocates for patients’ rights to a sustainable health care and support system. It also raises the awareness of the general public about the life threatening Lysosomal Storage Diseases. There are about 50 different types of LSD diseases which mostly affect children who often die at a young and unpredictable age, many within a few months or years of birth. Due to the complexity of LSD, patients will require care provided by health care professionals from multiple disciplines and support from various agencies. Access to such medical care and services are hard to come for many LSD patients, causing undue suffering and despair.
SpinForFunD Challenge - A group of BAC College Leo Club students successfully organised the enjoyable SpinForFunD challenge to raise funds and awareness for the children suffering from Lysosomal Storage Diseases [LSD]. The challenge consists of doing 5 star jumps, 5 spins, and trying to walk forwards, whereby one would temporarily feel what patients with LSD go through, as LSD patients suffer ailments such as movement disorders, dizziness, development delay, and other ailments that would not be so easily replicated through this challenge.
A Gift of Song - Mother's Day by Society for the Severely MentallyHandicapped (SSMH)
Much needed therapy for one child costs RM80/hour. Almost all who have been aided by the SSMH team have moved on to live more fulfilling lives. Thank you for joining us this Mother's Day! Together we raised RM32,000 which will be put directly towards improving the lives of these children.
Fundraise and watch Marvel's CIVIL WAR in aid of the Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped (SSMH)
Thanks to your support we sold out all tickets and raised RM9,000!
SSMH is a voluntary welfare organization established in 1984 and registered with the Registrar of Societies with the objective of providing rehabilitation facilities to children and youths with severe mental and physical (multiple) disabilities. Following this objective, a Day Care and Training Centre was set up in June 1985. The Centre started with a small group of severely mentally disabled children and 4 staff. Today, the Centre has 10 Staff comprising an Administrator, a Physiotherapist, an Occupational Therapist, a Speech Therapist, 5 Teachers and a Housekeeper. It has an enrolment of 20 children in the Individual Education Program, and 9 teens and young adults in the Living Skills Group. Please call Mr Tham at +6012 341 8038 for more information about SSMH.
(Ongoing since April 2014)
Bake A Difference - RM 4,700 was raised through a bake sale in aid of the Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped Selangor and Federal Territory.
SSMH Charity Carnival - BAC helped SSMH organize a 2 day carnival to raise funds for their ongoing education and rehabilitation programs as well as raising public awareness about the children’s needs and the work that that SSMH does to equip the children with skills to enable them to achieve some independence and self-help in their lives.
SSMH Charity Movie Screening - A special screening of the most eagerly anticipated movie of the year,
Star Wars, was held at TGV Cinema, Jaya Shopping Centre with all proceeds going to SSMH.
Redha (Beautiful Pain) Opening Night Charity Movie Screening, in aid of PERSAMA - Inspired by a true story, Redha explores how one Malaysian family copes with having to raise an autistic child. This movie screening was aimed at promoting better understanding of the challenges families face when dealing with autism, and how we as a society can play a bigger part in aiding their struggle. A seed fund of RM2000 was donated by BAC in kind, this event raised 5.5 times the amount invested. 100% of funds were put towards much needed costs to aid less fortunate families dealing with an autistic child or children.
Buddy Day 2015
Over 1500 participants, ran or walked in pairs to promote inclusivity at the BAC Challenges Buddy Day in conjunction with International Friendship Day, brought to you by BAC College in collaboration with Challenges Media. This was a day to promote awareness of current social needs in our society.
BAC Charity Concert
BAC college students organized a charity concert to raise funds for the Malaysian Federation of the Deaf (MFD). The event featured popular local artistes Goldkartz, K-Town Klan and Caprice. In addition, there were guest and student performers, including a special performance by BAC’s Managing Director, Mr. Raja Singham. The event was a success with a total of RM 30,000 raised with the proceeds equally apportioned to both charitable organisations.