In response to UICC’s Treatment for All campaign and in order to raise cancer prevention awareness, Dr Luo Shengdian, director of Hope Foundation for Cancer Care (HOPE), initiated a musical flash mob at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, bringing together more than 300 medical personnel and joined by anti-cancer mascot Bao-Di.
Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, where Dr. Shengdian is employed, is the biggest medical centre in southern Taiwan, with a capacity of 2,700 beds and treating more than 6,000 patients each year. It was agreed by HOPE as the right location to host their response to the Treatment for All campaign.
“More than 300 employees attended my flash mob activity this May 29th, which impressed people by its scale, involving all medical personnel in my hospital, from doctors to volunteers, and even employees from the Starbucks Coffee Shop nearby,” said Dr Shengdian. “Without an entire rehearsal, this flash mob charity activity received huge applause and became a pioneer for efforts in Taiwan’s medical response to cancer.”
HOPE plans to continue to promote Treatment for All in cancer awareness campaigns in Taiwan. For more information about their event, a video of their activities is available here. For more information about Treatment for All, contact TreatmentforAll@uicc.org.