Vodafone Staff Help Fiji Cancer Society
Pinktober awareness campaign hailed a success compared to previous years
Vodafone Fiji staff on Tuesday donated $12,112 to the Fiji Cancer Society to help with awareness after a month long awareness campaign. The donation was made at the Fiji Cancer Society’s office in Suva. The awareness initiative had involved Vodafone staff members from all over the country carrying out various fundraisers throughout last month. Head of Customer Service Vishala Raman said: “We are aware about what this cancer can do. It’s not only the individuals that are affected, it affects the whole family and the main thing is that it affects both males and females.” Ms Raman said it was important that they make sure their team members were are aware of the actions needed to be on the safe side. “We do this every year and this is so far the biggest amount we’ve contributed. “We are proud to be associated with this particular initiative and it’s going to be an ongoing initiative,” she said. “Besides that, this month we have launched our Movember campaign, where we are together with our guys promoting and doing activities for prostate cancer.” Fiji Cancer Society board member, Makrawa Wilson said they really acknowledge all the organisations that had donated funds towards the Pinktober awareness campaign. “Funds help us continue with the awareness programmes that we do and assisting the patients with cancer and their families with transportation needs, medication needs and any other needs that we feel falls within the requirements that we provide for them,” Mr Wilson said. He said that compared to the previous years, this year’s one was considered a success. Mr Wilson said: “Like every other women, every men should also have check-ups because early detection is the best prevention to any cancer. I encourage every man out there to get a check for prostate cancer.” Edited by Jonathan Bryce
Vodafone Fiji staff members handover their donation to the Fiji Cancer Society in Suva yesterday.