By The Nation
All income from the ticket sales and souvenirs from the concert will go in their entirety to the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dr Kris Chatamra, founder and chairman, says the money will go towards financing the running costs of the “Pink Park Village” project, which take care of the poorest breast cancer patients.
“The QSCBC has more than 25 years of experience working with underprivileged cancer patients, many from slum communities. We can see the urgent need for a facility to look after patients who are living in abject poverty and after their cancer surgery, no longer need to be in a hospital bed, but have nowhere to go to recover other than the squalor of a slum home. Pink Park will offer a sanctuary where patients can recover from their treatment; receive physical and psychological care; or if it is their time, pass away with dignity. So many of our cases live in appalling conditions, hopeless, helpless and in pain both physically and emotionally. Pink Park Village’s mission is to provide them with the best possible care as they recover or if indeed it is their time to pass away. The patients will encompass not only the urban poor from slum communities but also the underprivileged from rural areas. These patients travel to Bangkok to receive cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy without money and accommodation; some even live under expressway bridges or in the corridors of the hospital. The Pink Park Village fills this desperate need by providing accommodation for this group of patients,” he says.
The Pink Park Village is built on a 121rai piece of donated land in Nong Chok [close to Minburi]. Currently, the compound comprises of three main buildings for accommodation for convalescing and terminal patients and a rehabilitation centre, which will be staffed with therapists and volunteers. The project is still being developed and completed; it needs on going funding for operating expenses and the construction of two additional buildings for patients.
Ticket for the concert are available at Thai Ticket Major and priced from Bt1,500 to Bt5,000.