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Asco Motors Hands Over Vehicle to Fiji Cancer Society

In an effort to assist the Fiji Cancer Society in its fight against cancer, Asco Motors handed over a 4×4 new generation Hilux worth more than $71,000 to the society
12 Sep 2017 12:06
Asco Motors Hands Over Vehicle to Fiji Cancer Society
From right: Asco Motors Suva Branch CEO Craig Sims hands over the new vehicle to Fiji Cancer Society board members on September 11, 2017. Photo: Asco Motors

In an effort to assist the Fiji Cancer Society in its fight against cancer, Asco Motors handed over a 4×4 new generation Hilux worth more than $71,000 to the society yesterday.

The handover was conducted at the Asco Motors Suva branch with members of the Fiji Cancer Society, particularly survivors, sharing their experiences.

Speaking on behalf of the Fiji Cancer Society was board member Inoke Bainimarama.

Mr Bainimarama said the donation was a first for the Fiji Cancer Society.

“This historic day for the society as it’s the rst time a corporate organisation has sponsored a vehicle to assist and support the society’s operations,” he said.

“A vehicle like this will help us build all the momentum of the work we are doing in the community. The support and this partnership with Asco and the provision of this vehicle will help us take our community message out.”

He said the main focus for the Fiji Cancer Society was prevention and early detection.

“All of us have taken on this work because we have either lost someone to cancer. We know somebody who has died of cancer and even with the corporate organisations that we’ve worked with; we’ve attended a few advocacy events and awareness events where we have had people who have lost staff members to cancer.”

Mr Bainimarama added that strong support systems were needed in order to cater for victims

“In many cases we’ve found that there are a lot of clients that we have come into contact with who have been left by their family members because they don’t know how to look after them and some cases, they don’t have access to facilities,” he said

Asco Motors Suva branch Chief Executive Of cer Craig Sims said he was pleased with the partnership between Asco Motors and the Fiji Cancer Society.

“When we started talking with the Fiji Cancer Society a few months ago, it was a very pleasant experience in terms of the proposal and what it means,” he said.

“I guess from our side what really is important is the fact that some not all can be avoided and this is where indication, awareness and assistance is important and a key part of this is mobility of the Fiji cancer society to get out there to educate our students and our country.”

Edited by Mohammed Ali

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