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Vodafone Fiji Hands Over $25,000 Cheque

Vodafone Fiji Hands Over $25,000 Cheque
The Vodafone Fiji staff hand over the cheque to the Fiji Cancer Society chief executive officer, Belinda Chan (fourth from left) at the Vodafone head office in Suva on November 9, 2017. Photo: Sheldon Chanel
November 10
11:07 2017

Vodafone Fiji handed over a cheque of $25,000 to the Fiji Cancer Society (FCS) for “PINKTOBER” – a month long awareness campaign on risks, early detection and prevention of Breast Cancer.

Speaking at the Vodafone head­quarters in Suva yesterday Man­ager Human Resources, Moureen Chand said this year their Pink­tober initiatives received an over­whelming response.

“The month of October is being observed across the globe as Breast Cancer awareness month and like every year, our staff and manage­ment got together to undertake a number of initiatives in the aim of both creating awareness on breast cancer and cancer in women as well as raise funds that will be handed over to the FCS to assist in the many initiatives they are undertaking to assist patients and their families.”

Ms Chand said throughout the month, they had engaged in a num­ber of initiatives.

“We kick started our campaign with an official launch and aware­ness drive followed by a High Tea event. Our individual departments supported the campaign through “Bring and Buy” initiatives, magic show, raffles, Design a Bra Competi­tion. “We closed our campaign with a fun filled walk,” she said.

“During the course of this cam­paign, we have become more aware of the symptoms, consequences, and the need for early detection through Dr Josese Turagava’s in­sightful presentation and sessions.

“Our corporate clients and part­ners have also shown their appre­ciation.

“We also got together to have screening done for ourselves as well.”

Ms Chand added that as a respon­sible corporate citizen and the pas­sion they had for the vanua, they would continue to play an impor­tant part in making the difference in the lives of the people and those affected by breast cancer.

She acknowledged the support from their staff, management, part­ners and clients for making the Pinktober campaign a success.

FCS chief executive officer, Belin­da Chan, said the cheque they re­ceived was double the amount they received last year.

“Please accept our sincere grati­tude and humble appreciation to you and all your partners for Pink­tober,” she said.

“Now that you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, my ad­vice to you is to start talking about it, start spreading the word to your friends and family members.”

She said the money would aid in resolving the logistical needs of the patients.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

Feedback: lusiana.tuimaisala@fijisun.com.fj

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