By Godwin Eki – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The PNG Cancer Foundation in partnership with Laga Industries and Paradise Foods, launched the Pink Ribbon label Tropical Oasis Purified Water today in Port Moresby in support of Pinktober, women’s cancers awareness month.
Proceeds from the sale of nearly one million pink labelled water bottles in the next three months, every proceed from the sale of every pink labelled bottled water will go to the PNG Cancer Foundation, helping them in their fight against cancers that affect women in PNG.
A staggering number of women in Papua New Guinea die every year from a variety of cancers that can be avoided if appropriate measures are taken, or curable if detected and treated in their early stages.
According to the World Health Organisation, one in every three cancer cases would have been avoided simply by choosing a healthier lifestyle.
To fight the battle against women’s cancer, both Paradise Foods and Laga Industries, have partnered with PNG Cancer Foundation in supporting the work of the foundation through its in-country awareness programs.
Executive Manager of the PNG Cancer Foundation, Priscilla Napoleon, says education is the key to empower women across PNG on the importance of prevention and early detection to reduce their risk of developing cancer.
Also present to witness the launch was Chairman of Paradise Foods, Anthony Smare, who thanked PNGCF for their work on disseminating information in local communities on Cancer prevention and early detection.
PNG Cancer foundation is currently carrying out awareness in primary schools around the country, including Alotau, Kimbe, NCD and Central.
The Pink Ribbon labelled Tropical Oasis water will be available in leading retail outlets throughout the month of October and November 2018.