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Maxxis and CST Tires Malaysia provided tyres for lucky draw winners and goodie bags for participants as well as introduced a donation drive with which RM10 would be donated to the SLE foundation for every purchase of 1 set of tyres (2 pieces) from September to November 2018.
Maxxis and CST Tires Malaysia recently supported ‘Walk a Payung’ event organised by the Malaysia SLE Association. Held on 23rd September, 2018 at Centre Park, Bandar Utama, the event was to increase public awareness about the Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) disease.
In the spirit of supporting this charity event and the SLE foundation, Maxxis and CST Tires Malaysia provided tyres for lucky draw winners and goodie bags for participants as well as introduced a donation drive with which RM10 would be donated to the SLE foundation for every purchase of 1 set of tyres (2 pieces) from September to November 2018.
Maxxis and CST Tires are well-known brands in the world with Maxxis ranking at number 8 of the Top 10 tyre brands globally. Both brands provide high quality tyres in the passenger car, 4x4, truck, bus, bicycle and motorcycle segments.
Maxxis and CST tyres are distributed by Kian Hon Tyres, a reputable tyre product and service provider that manufactures high quality retreaded tyres, supplies tyre related products such as batteries and rims, and renders 24-hour roadside assistance services. The company says it hopes to introduce quality tyres to the SLE foundation and its members with some form of monetary donation, and looks forward to supporting them more in future activities.
This charity event successfully captivated a huge crowd as more than 800 people participated in the walk.
Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) or Lupus is one of the disorders of the immune system that turns against parts of the body it is supposed to protect.
SLE is a chronic and complex disorder and its causes are still unknown. It is likely that a combination of generic, environmental and possible hormonal factors working together to cause SLE. Patients are particularly sensitive towards heat and direct sunlight, thereby limiting them to the exposure of outdoor activities. Based on statistics, 90 per cent of SLE sufferers are women between the age of 15 and 50 years.
According to the Malaysia SLE Association, about 10,000 people are diagnosed with SLE over the past 30 years. However, it is believed that there are many undiagnosed cases due to the lack of knowledge and awareness of this disease.
大马玛吉斯和CST轮胎近日支持由马来西亚系统性红斑狼疮协会（SLE）主办的“Walk a Payung”活动。此活动于2018年9月23日在万达镇的Centre Park 盛大举行，旨在提高公众对系统性红斑狼疮疾病的意识。
系统性红斑狼疮 (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE) 是一种病因不明的慢性自身免疫疾病。患者的身体会大量制造一种称为抗体的血液蛋白，这种抗体会破坏患者的身体组织。
该疾病形成的原因尚不明朗。目前认为可能与遗传、环境及激素有关。SLE病患对阳光和热过敏，限制了他们的户外活动。统计显示，90 % 的患者是介于15至50岁的女性。
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