» KKU holds a charity concert for patients with oral cancer

           

On May 28, 2017 at 7.00 p.m. Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University held a charity concert, “Like a golden light forever shining in people’s hearts” to commemorate the grace of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and contribute to the fund for assisting patients with oral cancer in the Northeast. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kittichai Trairatanasirichai, Khon Kaen University President presided over the event with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Waranut Pitiphat Faculty of Dentistry Dean, administrators and lecturers of Khon Kaen University. A great number of audience were present at the concert venue, Mo Din Dang Convention Hall, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University.

          The charity concert, “Like a golden light forever shining in people’s hearts” aimed at commemorating the grace of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The money from tickets, after deduction of expenses, would be deposited in the faculty’s oral cancer patient assistance project and used for development of competency in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with oral cancer in the Northeast, most of whom are from low-income families and have limitations to access treatment. At the same time, the event would publicize the services provided at Faculty of Dentistry.

          Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kittichai Trairatanasirichai, Khon Kaen University President said, “The charity concert, “Like a golden light forever shining in people’s hearts” supports Khon Kaen University’s mission of social responsibility, especially Faculty of Dentistry that has direct responsibility over patients with oral cancer. There is expectation to become the Center of Excellence in Oral Cancer in the Northeast.

          “The charity concert today receives cooperation from governmental and private sectors. I truly appreciate donators of fund for the project and all who dedicated themselves for this event. I trust the mobilized fund from today will lead to upgrading of the quality of life of patients with oral cancer in the Northeast.”   

          Assoc. Prof. Dr. Waranut Pitiphat, Dean of Faculty of Dentistry said, “During the past ten years, the faculty found that the number of patients with oral cancer doubled from roughly 4% to 8% each year with an increasing trend, and more patients in younger age group. Most of these patients are from low-income families and have limitations to receive treatment because of socio-economic factors.  

          “The revenue from this concert will be used to assist patients in diagnosis, pathological examination and special dyeing, immunology for specific diagnosis, treatment by operation, radiology, chemotherapy, and rehabilitation and treating side effects after operation, installing maxillofacial prosthesis, and expenses of transportation for patients who may need. It is believed that patients will have better quality of life and the burden of their families will be relieved,” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Waranut Pitiphat said.  

         The concert invited 5 professional well known singers including: Khun Nammom Theeranai Na Nongkhai, Khun Lookwa Pijika Jittaputta, Khun Saran Khungbanphot and Khun Kittinan Chinsamran (Kit the Voice) to sing the royal songs composed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  

         Dr. Ratchaneewan Poomsa-ad, from the 12th alumni groups who came to the concert said she came with 10 members of the family. She learned about the project from Facebook and see that the project would assist the underprivileged. Besides, the concert featured the royal songs composed by the beloved King Rama 9. Therefore, she invited all the members of her family with her.

         “The concert is for charity as well as entertaining us, especially my son who loves jazz and classical music. Moreover, the revenue will be used to help patients with oral cancer. We are happy to enjoy the event with our family and to help the society at the same time.”        

At the end of the concert, Khun Tanwanchai Leeprom, the representative of the patients with oral cancer who receive treatment at Faculty of Dentistry expressed her feeling:   

        “I’d like to say to all dentists not to ignore oral diseases because they affect the patients. If we know early, we would be able to receive treatment and do not have to lose a lot of money. Moreover, the chance of survival will be higher. The revenue from this event will help in diagnosing the disease more accurately and will lead to better treatment and rehabilitation. Therefore, I’d like to thank all of you who donated and dedicated yourselves for us. Your devotion is extending our lives and smiles from all patients, relatives, and assisting the quality of life of people in the Northeast.”

         If interested to donate for patients with oral cancer, please contact Mrs. Prathumma Thadaeng at the Public Relation Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University, Tel. 086-850-6425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News/Photographs: Rawiporn Saisaenthong


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