DIGICEL JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
“Digicel empowers women with FREE breast examinations as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
Digicel, in its continued efforts in the fight against cancer, has for another consecutive year collaborated with the “Faces of Cancer” in providing to the women of St. Lucia free mammogram screening for early detection of deadly breast cancer.
Mammograms offer substantial benefits for all women screening for cancer, the aim of which is to reduce the death rate from breast cancer by detecting unsuspected breast cancers at an early stage. Early detection increases the likelihood of a cancer being successfully treated and often allows for greater treatment options. Many more lives could be saved if more women took advantage of mammogram screening. non-profit organization which stands firm on being a positive support system for women. The organization’s mission statement is “We walk together as one” while it focuses on bringing together all cancer survivors in St. Lucia, to support each other and to create better conditions and resources for persons who have been diagnosed. The administrators of Faces of Cancer believe that providing constant support to newly diagnosed patients, patients in treatment, survivors, terminally ill patients, caregivers and family members is also very important to recovery.
Digicel, realizing the significance of this cause and the need to provide support to the non-profit organization, gladly offered to pay for the mammogram screening so that the service can be offered free Marketing Executive, Sergin John Baptiste said, “Helping to empower women with the knowledge of breast cancer and decreasing the incidences of cancer through early detection and outreach education is important to Digicel. Providing the financial assistance to Faces of Cancer allowed for many more St. Lucian women to obtain free mammogram screening which hopefully has aided in the process of early detection and saving of lives.”
Cancer is a disease of the spirit, mind and body. Digicel, being a corporate entity in St. Lucia, is a strong advocate of the eradication of all ailments in St. Lucia. Digicel encourages persons to take responsibility for their health, educate themselves on health issues and to be proactive in the fight against cancer and all ailments.