Sunway City Kuala Lumpur,13 May 2022
Sunway partners with the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) for its signature #SunwayforGood Raya Cheer initiative, where close to 20,000 beneficiaries in the B40 segment will receive essential aid in the form of rice, bubur lambuk, groceries, and packed meals.
The Sunway-MAF partnership, in particular, is set to reach hundreds of families impacted by HIV/AIDS with essential groceries and cash aid across Malaysia. This long-term partnership is also supporting B40 People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Sabah and Sarawak through the Sunway Health Outreach Programme for Everyone (HOPE).
Sunway Group Deputy Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim said, “Corporate Social Responsibility is very much part of our DNA, and our #SunwayforGood initiatives have reached more than half a million beneficiaries since its inception in 2017. This year, in our pursuit to be more inclusive, we have committed to a long-term partnership with the Malaysian AIDS Foundation. Each programme in our #SunwayforGood initiative is a chance for us to reach out to even more families in need throughout the country. It is our promise to continue doing what we can to bring about a change in their lives.”
Commenting on Sunway’s contribution, MAF Chairman, Professor Dato’ Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman said, “The Foundation is truly humbled by the generous display of compassion by Sunway Group for our community members. Addressing their vulnerability is integral in our ending AIDS mission, and one that is also aligned with our aim to create a much more sustainable response to the epidemic. We look forward to this continuous partnership with Sunway for our work to improve access to antiretroviral drugs for the economically disadvantaged patients, particularly in the rural corners of Sabah and Sarawak.”
This Sunway-MAF partnership began in December 2021, with Sunway coming on board as MAF’s official sustainability partner. Central to this partnership is the annual Sunway-MAF Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Award and Sunway’s long-term support for MAF’s major projects serving underprivileged communities living with HIV in the Borneo States.
The various business divisions across Sunway, namely Sunway Theme Parks, Sunway Malls, Sunway Property, Sunway Hospitality, Sunway Healthcare Group, Sunway PALS and Sunway Pharmacy joined forces with other key partners such as Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN), the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), the Selangor Youth Community (SAY), Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), Mutiara Food Bank and Persatuan Kebajikan Anak Muda Balik Pulau, to distribute essential items such as groceries, hand sanitisers, body wash, vitamin C, face masks, Raya cookies, soy sauce, umbrellas, white coffee, stationery sets and cash vouchers over a span of two months – from April to May 2022.
Since its inception, #SunwayforGood has touched the lives of over half a million beneficiaries, and aims to positively impact millions more across the country in the lead up to Sunway’s 50-year milestone in 2024 underscored by its core values and purpose-driven commitment.