The Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society (POMCRS) and Pacific MMIInsurance Ltd have once again teamed up to host this year’s Pacific MMI’s Pink Ribbon Beunch, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer.
POMCRS is proud to welcome Pacific MMIInsurance intheir third year running asthe major sponsor of this year’s Pink Ribbon Beunch.
The event will be held on October 30th withthetheme ‘Prevention and Early Detection can Save A Life’. The event is also an opportunity to remindthe community ofthe effect this disease can have on our women.
Although breast cancer isthe second most common type of cancer found in women in PNG the simple truth ofthe disease is that through early detection, it can be treated.
It is important to all men, women and children that this awareness is raised and continued to be discussed in various forums.
Last year, POMCRS was able to raise over K60, 000 withthe help of corporate community.
These funds were used to conduct cancer knowledge workshops for UPNG Medical student volunteers, women from church fellowship groups, and survivors of cancer who sharedtheir stories to help volunteers strenthentheir cancer knowledge inthe community.
Allocation of funds was also used for research andthe printing of brochures for distribution on Be ast Cancer in English, Pidgin, and Police-Motu.
The Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society is hoping to raise enough money duringthe event to develop a community project in year 2014 that targetsthe rural areas withinthe National Capital District offering screening programs as well as awareness activities to continue to drivethe knowledge of cancer and cancer services in Port Moresby.
Photo Caption: Partnership betweePMMI and POMCRS – Picture here is Executive assistant Wari Sariman of Pacific MMI and Office Manager of POMCRS Ascenate Asi.
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