Voda­fone Staff Help Fiji Can­cer So­ci­ety

Pink­to­ber aware­ness cam­paign hailed a suc­cess com­pared to pre­vi­ous years

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SELITA BOLANAVANUA selita.bolanavanua@fi­jisun.com.fj

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.

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