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KAMI Dinner and Dance

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Ong Su-ming

‘Shall we dance’ was the theme of KAMI’s Dinner and Dance held recently at the Syuen Hotel Ipoh. A video message from Dato’ Michelle Yeoh started the evening followed by the address from KAMI Chairman, Ong Su-ming. The event paid tribute to the care-givers of persons with mental disorders and the journey they have chosen to undertake. Dance performances from Susan Ting & Susan Dance Academy and Sri Santiago Samathanam & Natyakalamandhir showcased several relevant themes in the “Journey in Dance”, incorporating middle eastern and Indian dance. An English narration was given by host Mano Maniam. Joe Ong and Band was in attendance for an ever-willing crowd to dance the night away.

The dinner and dance was not only a means to raise funds but also awareness of mental health issues, whilst creating positive and supportive public attitudes towards the mentally ill, and to promote dance as a healthy activity with physical, mental and psycho-social benefits.

KAMI’s message is this: “Mental illness is a biological condition involving chemical imbalance; effective treatment is available and works; and psycho-social support is essential.”

To know more about KAMI (Kinta Action on Mental Health Issues Society Perak) and its activities, call: 05-5488403; email: kami.wellness@gmail.com; or visit them at: 44 Lebuh Perajurit 3/2, Taman Ipoh Boulevard Timur, Ipoh.

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