On 29 March 2018, Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) held a media forum to celebrate its 10-year partnership with Nu Skin Malaysia. During the forum, Nu Skin Malaysia pledged RM 450,000 to the foundation in order to assist 30 underprivileged children who require heart surgery treatments at IJN.

Established since 1995, the IJN Foundation (IJNF) raise funds to subsidize the cardiovascular surgery and treatment costs of the less fortunate. IJNF also sponsor cardiovascular clinical trials, research, education and training programmes.

In 2017, the foundation provided about RM 3.3 million for the treatment of 139 patients, 60 of those were children.

“We are very grateful to have Nu Skin as one of our strongest corporate partners, and value their support throughout the years,” said YM Raja Datin Seri Zuraida Raja Mansur, the Chairman of the Social and Welfare Committee.

“The amount that has been pledged to IJN Foundation totals up to RM 2.8 million,” she added.

Nu Skin Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund (SEACHF)

The funds contributed by Nu Skin Malaysia are from the Nu Skin Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund (SEACHF) which consists of collections and donations from the region (Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam).

“Apart from providing rewarding business model to our distributors, Nu Skin as an organization also aims to give back to the community that we operate in. Through our partnership with IJN Foundation, we’re able to improve the lives of underprivileged children by providing them the means to seek for treatment for congenital heart disease so that they can live a normal and healthy life. With the continuous support of our distributors, we will continue to do so,” said David Cheong, the General Manager of Nu Skin Malaysia & Brunei.

To date, SEACHF has saved more than 9000 children born with congenital heart disease in the region.

“We, at IJN Foundation rely heavily on the generous support of kind corporate and individual donors to help us continue our philanthropic mission. We hope that there will be more corporates keen to contribute towards healing the hearts of many more children, and to be affiliated with the excellent and high standards of medical care of IJN,” concluded Datin Seri Zuraida. MIMS

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Sources:
Press Release Press - Nu Skin and IJN Foundation 10th Anniversary