KUALA LUMPUR, May 23, 2011 – Chevron Malaysia Limited (“Chevron”), which operates the retail brand Caltex™, is marking International AIDS Memorial Day with a slew of activities, as part of its long standing support for enhancing public education and awareness of HIV/AIDS.
Chevron employees are organizing a charity sale in conjunction with International AIDS Memorial Day at the lobby of Menara Milenium, with all proceeds going to the Malaysian AIDS Foundation. The charity sale will be held on May 26 to 27, from 12pm to 2pm daily.
In addition, for the first time, Chevron will display the Caltex HIV/AIDS Care Quilt, which commemorates the children and adults who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS. The quilt was made by Chevron employees as a memorial, a tool for education and a work of art with a message of remembrance, awareness and hope for a cure.
Chevron will also be giving away 730 vouchers for comprehensive health test screening, which includes HIV testing, at leading medical screening services provider Pathlab for readers of Remaja and Malaysian Women’s Weekly magazines. Readers of the magazines need only fill in and return a form published in the May edition of Remaja and June edition of Malaysian Women’s Weekly, to be eligible to receive the vouchers for the health test screening, which is worth RM200.
“Our commemoration of International AIDS Memorial Day this year is a continuation of our strong support for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Chevron is passionate in our commitment to do what we can to educate and raise the awareness of the public, as well as highlight and recognize the many individuals and organizations that work and contribute tirelessly to this noble cause. Our hearts go out to those who are living with HIV/AIDS and our prayers are with those who have lost their lives to it,” said Jeremy Oh, Country Chairman, Chevron Malaysia Limited.
Chevron is a pioneer member of the Malaysian Business Consortium on HIV/AIDS (MBCH) established by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation to directly manage the impact of HIV/AIDS at the workplace and minimize new infections by empowering the workforce to make informed lifestyle choices.
Chevron also launched the Caltex Body Works programme last year, which is a programme on reproductive health for secondary school students in identified high risk areas. The programme is part of Chevron’s global Energy for Learning initiative, which supports learning-based programmes that create opportunities for acquiring new knowledge outside of mainstream education.