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14 Children Died Of Cancer This Year, Says WOWS Fiji

Nearly 200 people turned out at the Market Day.
06 Sep 2020 12:15
14 Children Died Of Cancer This Year, Says WOWS Fiji
Members of the public arriving to the WOWS Market Day in Rewa St, Suva.

Fourteen children have succumbed to cancer from January to July this year, according to WOWS Kids Fiji.

Organisation team leader, Mere Williams, said the most common cancer found in children of Fiji was leukemia.

Ms Williams said there are approximately 70 children from all over Fiji who have cancer, of which 40 have recovered.

“Sadly we lost 14 of our children to cancer from January to July this year.”

She made the comment at the WOWS Kids Fiji Market Day at their Resource Centre in Rewa Street, Suva, yesterday.

The market day is an annual event where proceeds from the sale of donated items goes towards the support of children with cancer in Fiji.

Nearly 200 people turned out at the Market Day.

“The items at the market are not local products, it is second hand clothing from overseas countries which are sold here to cover for the operational expenses for the organisation,” she said.

Ms Williams said the funds raised would cater for the medical operational expenses, transportation, treatment and medicines. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, WOWS Kids provided medicines and treatment for children.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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