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Sha­hana Jewels col­lab­o­rates with Fiji Can­cer So­ci­ety

A tal­ent for de­sign­ing jewellery and the loss of loved ones to can­cer has re­sulted in a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Sha­hana Jewels and Fiji Can­cer So­ci­ety. Sha­hana was born and raised in Fiji and feels strongly about the lack of aware­ness and help with pa­tient care and in ob­tain­ing med­i­cal sup­plies. “I lost my mother to can­cer, and my hus­band lost his fa­ther to the disease. I also have sev­eral fam­ily mem­bers and friends that have been touched by can­cer. “I wanted to help make a dif­fer­ence and reached out to the CEO for Fiji Can­cer So­ci­ety, Belinda Chan. She was just as ex­cited as I was about the col­lab­o­ra­tion.” Sha­hana is proud to say that this is now the sec­ond year she is de­sign­ing jewellery for the Can­cer So­ci­ety. The Rose Quartz neck­lace and bracelet were specif­i­cally de­signed be­cause the stone’s holis­tic heal­ing at­tributes to­wards breast can­cer. Her in­spi­ra­tion for the de­sign comes from a holis­tic ap­proach, in which there are many ex­am­ples of se­vere ail­ments re­spond­ing to gem­stone ther­apy. “Rose Quartz, in par­tic­u­lar, is known to help breast can­cer. It is an ex­cel­lent sup­port stone that helps re­lease tox­ins from the body flu­ids. It also helps lower stress and al­lows heal­ing of the heart and mind, in turn heal­ing can­cer­ous cells.” The mean­ing be­hind the jewellery is what makes the pieces so spe­cial, she said. “Each piece is in­spired by sur­viv­ing he­roes of can­cer and in mem­ory of those who have left their heroic legacy in our hearts.” Con­tribut­ing to­wards can­cer re­search ab­so­lutely made my job more ful­fill­ing. “When I started my busi­ness seven years ago, phi­lan­thropy was a huge part of my core val­ues. Giv­ing back is so im­por­tant and as we evolve as a busi­ness and I am hum­bled to play a small part. “My jewellery is a means of ex­pres­sion that al­lows us to make a dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­ni­ties and con­tinue to give back Sha­hana said it had been amaz­ing to be part of the ‘com­mu­nity of do­ers’, see­ing so many peo­ple com­ing to­gether to make a dif­fer­ence in the fight against can­cer. “The Fiji Can­cer So­ci­ety has re­ally made an im­pact on a lot of peo­ple’s lives, pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.” Sha­hana Rose Quartz Jewellery will be on sale from 15 Oc­to­ber at the Fiji Can­cer Of­fice, 2/333 Waimanu Road, Suva. Keep an eye out for posts on both Fiji Can­cer So­ci­ety and Sha­hana Jewels face­book pages for more in­for­ma­tion.

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