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Society Promises Screening In 2016

‘And awareness will be stepped up for rural and maritime women’ The Fiji Cancer Society plans to bring physical breast cancer screening to organisations during Pinktober month from next year.
31 Oct 2015 10:43
Society Promises Screening In 2016
Breast cancer survivor Maryanne Wong Lee(3rd from right) with TFL staff cut the cake during the pinktober campaign at Garden City yesterday. PHOTO JONA KONATACI.

‘And awareness will be stepped up for rural and maritime women’

The Fiji Cancer Society plans to bring physical breast cancer screening to organisations during Pinktober month from next year.

“From next year we are planning to bring physical screening to you in your organisations instead of you having to go to hospital and hopefully we can do that,” society manager Belinda Chan said.

She said the month of October was hectic, educational as well as rewarding.

Ms Chan was speaking at a Pinktober morning tea at Telecom Fiji Limited at Garden City, Raiwai yesterday, where she said the Pinktober campaign was a success especially with corporate bodies, non-governmental organisations and companies pitching in to help raise awareness.

“We are humbled by the support from the general public and we thank everyone for contributing towards a noble cause because breast cancer is a worrying situation in the country,” Ms Chan said.

She said with the funds raised throughout the month, they would be creating further awareness for women around the country including those living in outer islands and maritime areas.

“We will also be providing patient care such as provision for transport for those who are facing financial problems to and from the hospital,” she said.

Ms Chan said women should go for breast mammogram screening at Colonial War Memorial Hospital every Friday to prevent them from becoming breast cancer patients.

TFL marketing manager Alrina Ali said their contribution towards the cancer society was part of their greater social corporate responsibility.

“We want to contribute towards the society and help raise awareness on breast cancer.”

The company sold Pinktober Tee-shirts to its entire staff as well as sold tickets for morning tea with the funds from the event going to the Society together with a further contribution from the company.

Meanwhile, breast cancer survivor Maryanne Wong Lee said it was everyone’s responsibility to help fight breast cancer.

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