| James Kon |
WU CHUN yesterday joined students of the International Graduate School (IGS) College in bleeding for a good cause at a blood donation drive and ‘Dance for Charity’ session co-organised by the college and Fitness Zone for the first time, at the gym’s branch in Kiulap.
According to a Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) blood bank nurse, Romeo, JPMC continues to create awareness on the significance of donating blood and increasing the blood bank’s supplies by actively participating in donation drives.
“It is important for donors to understand that these donations not only help patients, but also the donors themselves in terms of increasing health benefits,” he added.
The objectives of the donation drive were to raise awareness and replenish blood bank’s supplies.
Wu Chun said, “If you donate money, you give food. If you donate blood, you give life. We need both to give hope to this world. We don’t have to be superman to save lives and in fact, one pint of blood can save up to three lives. I remember coming across a quote from Winston Churchill, who said, ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. All it costs is a little love and we can all be a hero in our own way.’
“Changing life through fitness is our gym’s slogan but we want to go further than that. We hope to inspire the community, especially teenagers, to develop a generous spirit, a desire to give back to their community and cultivate an awesome habit of helping others.
“Fitness Zone is going the extra mile by giving out free one-week access to our health clubs for those who prove that they have donated blood in any local blood donation activity.
“A strong willingness to make a difference is what we hope to achieve from this campaign.
“If you are deterred from donating blood, we still need you. Organise a blood drive, ask others to donate or be a volunteer at blood drives. You play a big part by helping those in need.”
Following the blood donation, certified instructors conducted a Zumba and Les Mills ‘SH’BAM’ dance session in the afternoon. Entry stood at $2 for the two-hour session, with all proceeds to be given to charity.