Cayman in the pink for breast cancer awareness

| 01/11/2016
CNS Local Life

Immigration staff showed their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink

(CNS Local Life): Government staff and members of the public dressed for a cause on Friday, 28 October 2016, wearing pink to mark the ongoing Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign by the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens (LCTG). Acting Deputy Governor Stran Bodden, who took part, said of the campaign, “The government is fully supportive of the initiative whose theme this year is ‘Early Detection Saves Lives’.

“The health of the nation is of paramount concern and is strongly reflected in the many internal and external health and wellness campaigns we endorse or co-ordinate.”

Member of the public May Douglas and her daughter Jessie, 5, also took part. “It was just by pure coincidence that we were invited to join in as we were both wearing pink,” she said.

“This kind of awareness-raising event is important. Even if it makes just one person book a mammogram or start monthly self-examinations then it will have been worthwhile.”

LCTG member and government worker Judith Witter, who also attended, said, “On behalf of the club we are extremely grateful for the support received from the civil service annually. The funds raised go towards paying for mammograms for those who are not covered by insurance for the exam.”

She added that the service club gives out about 500 mammogram vouchers during October. “This is the 20th year that we’ve been running the progamme and we look forward to the continued support of the public,” Witter said.

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