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Club Wyndham Hands $5k To Fiji Cancer Society

The greatest tragedy in life is not death but living a life without its purpose, says Club Wyndham assistant resort manager William Work. On Friday, Mr Work presented a cheque of $5000 to the Fiji Cancer Society on Denarau Island on Friday.
30 Oct 2022 16:42
Club Wyndham Hands $5k To Fiji Cancer Society
Senior Surgical Registrar Dr Parneet Harish, Fiji Cancer Society volunteer/treasurer Pritika Mala, Wini Tora, Duty manager Neomai Matai, and Club Wyndham assistant resort manager William Work. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The greatest tragedy in life is not death but living a life without its purpose, says Club Wyndham assistant resort manager William Work. On Friday, Mr Work presented a cheque of $5000 to the Fiji Cancer Society on Denarau Island on Friday.

Mr Work said that this gesture shows their solidarity and raising awareness on breast cancer. “October is known for Breast Cancer Awareness month and is marked annually in countries across the world to help raise awareness of the need to fight this deadly disease.

That is why we are gathered here today to raise awareness to share and make it known that cancer is a respecter of no men, colour, gender, or race,” he said.

He said that survivors have also shown how strong their faith has seen them come through this and they have spoken boldly on what can be done to combat this disease.

“As Fijians, our culture may be a barrier and not wanting to talk about such signs and early detection of cancer. I am sure we will all work hand in hand and with all stakeholders to fight cancer,” he said.

“I urge us all today to take this bold step and find a purpose as individuals, as a community and as a nation to fight cancer.”

He thanked Mai Yaloda Committee, and Club Wyndham Denarau Management, guests and the hard working Whydham family for the contribution. Fiji Cancer Society volunteer/ treasurer Pritika Mala thanked Club Whydham for the gesture in their collaboration.

“The vision of Fiji Cancer Society is nothing short of a cancer free Fiji’. Taking a proactive stance in combating cancer from all angles, in doing so we need to stand together so no one fights alone,” she said.

Warrior and gladiator Wini Tora, 48, shared her ordeal of overcoming the killer disease in February 2017.

“We are not fighting alone, everything went well and was successful even though I lost my breast but I am here today standing strongly and still doing all the work that I have been doing in all the sports I enjoy,” she said.

Senior Surgical Registrar Dr Parneet Harish said, Fiji is ranked number one in diabetes, number two in Cancer and all have to come out of the stigma. “Cancer is killing our women in the country because of the culture of not talking about it,” he said.

Story By: Waisea Nasokia

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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