Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Foundation (TLJCF) in partnership with Take Me To (TMT) under the latter’s ‘A Childhood Cancer Project’ hosted nine children with cancer, aged five to nineteen and their immediate family, for a three-day break at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort (LMR).
TLJCF Chief Executive Officer, Noor Azmi Md Omar said, “Battling cancer can be extremely difficult and at TLJCF, we’re not just providing relief to the financially challenged cancer patients but working with other philanthropists to fulfill patients’ wishes. So when Marius of TMT came to us and told us about this noble project, we instantly agreed to make it happen.”
The trip was joined in by TLJCF members, TMT volunteers and oncologist nurses from Hospital Sultan Ismail Johor Bahru.
Take Me To: A Childhood Cancer Project is the brainchild of a 14 year old boy, Marius Madsen from Johor Bahru. He is an active volunteer at the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) and is fondly known as ‘Abang Lego’ (Lego Big Brother) for his works on bringing children Lego toys and eventually to LMR itself.
The project has thus far benefited more than 100 children living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses since 2018 throughout Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. TMT partners with Merlin Entertainments and other philanthropists to provide lodging, transportation, meals, theme-park tickets, gift vouchers and on-site entertainment at no cost to the selected families recommended by the oncologists.
Marius was driven by his experience as a volunteer at NCSM and together with his parents and friends at NCSM, he felt the need to provide affected children with some wonderful childhood memories like any other by bringing them to experience the theme park and play with their family members together.