The Hong Kong Hered­i­tary Breast Can­cer Fam­ily Reg­istry sets the stage for its an­nual Pink Ball

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ne in 17 Hong Kong women will suf­fer from breast can­cer and one in 111 from ovar­ian can­cer, both of which can be hered­i­tary. To pro­vide ge­netic test­ing for mem­bers of un­der­priv­i­leged fam­i­lies with a pre­dis­po­si­tion to these can­cers—as well as for prostate can­cer, which af­fects men—the Hered­i­tary Breast Can­cer Fam­ily Reg­istry was set up in 2007. The reg­istry, which also funds ed­u­ca­tion and research to en­cour­age test­ing, has as­sisted more than 1,900 fam­i­lies since its in­cep­tion. To help fund its work, the doors of the Grand Hy­att’s grand ballroom will open on Oc­to­ber 29 to re­veal a pink won­der­land where guests, dressed in glam­orous at­tire with a twist of pink, will be treated to a gas­tro­nomic feast, a raf­fle and a dance per­for­mance by Pa­trick Wang. The vast bulk of funds raised to date has gone to ben­e­fit at-risk fam­i­lies who would oth­er­wise not have ac­cess to test­ing, with just 4 per cent spent on ad­min­is­tra­tion. Guests can there­fore en­joy a night of mer­ry­mak­ing con­fi­dent that they are di­rectly help­ing those in need. asiabreas­treg­

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