The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Kinabalu Pink Ribbon calls on CM’s wife
KOTA KINABALU: The Kinabalu Pink Ribbon paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor’s wife Datin Seri Juliah Salag at Yayasan Sabah house on Tuesday.
The delegation which was led by its President Laura Bazan comprised Kinabalu Pink Ribbon’s Honorary Founder Datin Lucilla Pang, Deputy President Natrah Ariff and Past President Nancy Tham.
The aim of the courtesy call was to brief Juliah about the breast cancer awareness campaign which will be held at the end of May.
Kinabalu Pink Ribbon is organising the campaign with the Breast Surgery and Endocrine Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2 (QEH2).
Laura also extended an invitation to Juliah to be the Guest of Honour of the campaign launch which is scheduled to be held in Tuaran.
She added that the program will be launched in Tuaran before heading to other districts like Sipitang, Kota Marudu, Beaufort, Kota Kinabalu and Kundasang.
“We want to create awareness about the importance of early detection for breast cancer. This is because many women are afraid to go for cancer screening.
We also want to brief them about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer as the level of awareness is still low,” she stressed.
Laura added that the Kinabalu Pink Ribbon also hopes to collect funds during the awareness campaign so that it can purchase the ‘Advanced Portable Ultrasound’ machine that will be used to diagnose early stages of breast cancer.
The machine, she said, costs about RM120,000, is small in size and portable.
“We will be able to bring it when we go out to the rural areas during our outreach and awareness programs,” she said.
Kinabalu Pink Ribbon which was established in 2010 and now has about 500 members all over Sabah.