Dato’ Farid (right) receving the award from Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan.
On 10 May 2014, MAKNA Founder and President, Dato’ Mohd Farid Ariffin was honoured with the inaugural "Tokoh Kanser Negara 2014" by Cancer Research and Education Society (CaRE), Universiti Putra Malaysia. The award was presented to Dato' Farid by Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan.
This award was in recognition of Dato’ Farid and MAKNA’s contribution towards the society, specifically for the betterment of the lives of cancer communities in the country and for providing relevant and necessary support and assistance to their families, caregivers, survivors and the general public.
The award has come at auspicious period in MAKNA’s history as it is celebrating 20 years in existence this year. MAKNA was registered in November 1994 and officially launched in March 1995.
For Dato’ Farid’s achievement, the Executive Committee Members, management and employees of MAKNA would like to express our heartiest congratulations and thanks to Dato’ Farid’s tremendous contributions and sacrifices in improving the lives of those affected by cancer. For the next 20 years, MAKNA will power on with the mission to expand our reach to communities and individuals everywhere providing assistance within our ability and area of expertise.