Harnn, the Thai maker of natural products for the skin and the spa, has unveiled an Oriental Rose body-care collection, with all proceeds from sales going to underprivileged women dealing with breast cancer.
The Harnn for Her collection is raising money for Pink Park Village, a non-profit holistic-care centre being established by the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation.
Held in a pouch tied with a pink ribbon, the collection costs Bt2,340 and includes Rose & Geranium Rice Bran Oil Soap, Oriental Rose Shower Gel, Body Balm, and Hand Balm.
The nourishing Oriental Rose collection is infused with rice-bran oil, shea butter, seaweed extracts, the co-enzyme Q10 and oil from the Asian rose.
The collection is available at Harnn stores and www.Harnn.com.
The idea for the fund-raiser came from the touching story of a Harnn employee who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
On her journey through treatment and recovery, she came across the Pink Park project and had the opportunity to meet Dr Kris Chatamra, chairman of the Breast Cancer Foundation and founder of the village.
He explained that countless Thai women in urgent need of care simply cannot afford the help they need. The revelation prompted the folks at Harnn to seek a means of offering support.
Pink Park Village is being established on 121 rai in Nong Chok on the outskirts of Bangkok.
It will not only provide holistic treatment but also the physical and mental support that can be essential to recovery, all within a harmonious environment.
The site will feature a hospice, convalescence facilities, diagnostic and training centres, day care and a rehabilitation home.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women in Thailand, claiming 12 lives a day on average. One in every 10 women stands a chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
More worrying is the fact that half of the patients in Thailand are unable to pay for regular check-ups, let alone treatment, even as studies show that early diagnosis can boost the chances of fighting off breast cancer to 98 per cent.
Find out more at www.QSCBFoundation.org.