The Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society says, over one thousand, five hundred Papua New Guineas were diagnosed with Cancer.
And so far this year, Cancer has been detected in 200 people. With this threatthe Society has organized a fundraising event to assist cancer patients.
The growing cases of cancer inthe country are a cause for concern. Last yearthe Department of Health included cancers as a priority area in its policy discussions. This could see an allocation in Health budget specifically for the disease.
Atthe momentthe Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society supports cancer care and prevention. They raise funds for patient’s food, medical supplies, training for nurses and awareness materials.
The Cancer Society and National No.1 Tea will host its second National No.1 Tea’s “Beggest Morning Tea” event today, which will be hosted bythe ANZ Banking Group.
It’s an important event for those battlingthe disease and allthe support that will be given, is needed. The Health Secretary Pascoe Kase,the Prime Minister’s wife, ANZ’s Managing Director Mark Beker and sponsors are expected atthe launch ofthe month-long community fundraiser.
Last year,the event raised K35, 000 that was used to purchase medical equipment for patients atthe Port Moresby General Hospital.
Throughoutthe month of May,the public is invited to host its own Morning Tea’s and asktheir guests to help donate towardsthe work ofthe Cancer Society and support Cancer patients throughoutthe country.