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IWA women launch 2012 Pinktobera competition

By Arishma Devi International Women Association (IWA) members yesterday launched ‘Pinktober’ in the month’s first meeting at Sue Halabe’s residence in Tamavua to support breast cancer awareness. IWA president Carolyn
02 Oct 2012 08:07

The president of the International Women’s Association, Carolyn Rouse (third from left) with some of its members. Photo: ARISHMA DEVI

By Arishma Devi

International Women Association (IWA) members yesterday launched ‘Pinktober’ in the month’s first meeting at Sue Halabe’s residence in Tamavua to support breast cancer awareness.
IWA president Carolyn Rouse said this year IWA was excited to launch a new initiative in support of the annual Bra Art Competition in the breast cancer awareness month.
“The 2012 Bra Art Competition, which was launched yesterday at the first October meeting for our members, is a contribution by us which will be a collaborative work involving IWA members and llocal artists.”
Miss Rouse said the Bra Art Competition was a project to encourage their members to write messages of love and support on a piece of brightly coloured ‘pink’ themed fabric.
A survivor of breast cancer, Helen Southwick said her participation began in 2005 and was dedicated to her mother, who also died of breast cancer.
Miss Southwick, a volunteer representative from the Fiji Cancer Society said, “The Bra Art Competition is a creative way of engaging our members and women to support breast cancer awareness.”
This year’s competition will end on the October 19 and the winners will receive prizes in different categories. There is a first prize of $500 and there are shopping vouchers.
Miss Southwick is encouraging members of the public to support the Bra Art Competition to create awareness on breast cancer in Fiji.




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