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People in Malaysia sip tea, raise breast cancer awareness

Most people delight in sipping a delicious cup of warm herbal tea, but some Malaysian citizens are now indulging in the beverage for a terrific cause.

According to Asia One, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) and the Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) have joined forces for an event that is bound to have a huge impact in the Southeast Asian country. The fundraiser is asking people to hold a tea party and politely require all attendees to donate money for cancer awareness, education and research.

"We want to remove the fear about the disease by informing them that cancer can be prevented through early detection," NCSM honorary adviser Datuk Zuraidah Atan told the news outlet.

The tea party events, which will last through September 30, promise to bring in much money for the diverse nation. In 2009, which was the debut year of the initiative, more than $42,000 was raised for the cause.

According to RadiologyMalaysia.com, breast cancer was the most common cancer in Malaysian women from 2003 to 2005.

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