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Tanoa Plaza Ups Pinktober Support

The aim of this initiative is to assist the Fiji Cancer Society in general.   In its bid to support Pinktober, Tanoa Plaza Hotel hosted cancer survivors and patients living
14 Oct 2015 10:30
Tanoa Plaza Ups Pinktober Support
From left: Marythan Wesley, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and Rupeni Rage cut the cake to mark the launchof the Tanoa Hotel Group Pinktober in Suva on Monday. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

The aim of this initiative is to assist the Fiji Cancer Society in general.

 

In its bid to support Pinktober, Tanoa Plaza Hotel hosted cancer survivors and patients living in Suva for lunch on Monday.

Tanoa Hotel Group training and development manager, Alamgeer Shah said last year Tanoa Hotel Group came on board to support the fight against cancer in Fiji.

“The aim of this initiative is to support the Fiji Cancer Society in general with whatever we can,” Mr Shah said.

“The Minister for Health, Jone Usamate, has been emphasising the need for awareness, facilities and resources. The need for publicity in our initiative is basically to spread awareness against cancer and today we signed a three-year sponsorship with Fiji Cancer Society.

“Last year we joined the support for Pinktober in a big way and the fight against breast cancer and cancer in general whereby we officially launched Pinktober where a dinner was also organised.”

Mr Shah said this year each of Tanoa Hotel Group’s properties would host respective events to support and raise funds for Pinktober.

“Today we presented a cheque of $10,000 to the Fiji Cancer Society as part of our support which was officiated by his Excellency, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and he was very kind in doing so.

“By cutting the cake, he has officially launched the Pinktober initiative for Tanoa Plaza Hotel. This is another way of showing our concern for cancer survivors and those battling cancer,” he said.

General manager for Tanoa Plaza Hotel, Mere Rakoroi said apart from their normal contribution, $10 from every cosmopolitan drinks sold in their local hotels would go towards the Society.

“We have also distributed coin boxes among five hotels across Fiji and individual contribution by our house guests. Some of them dropped cheques, some cash donations and these will go towards our initiative to raise awareness against cancer,” Ms Rakoroi said.

Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj




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