Pink October at MCAST
The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology wrapped up its activities as part of Pink October Malta.
An interactive discussion was held at the Student Hub in which breast cancer survivors Rita Brincat and Antonella Rogers shared their experiences. Brincat and Rogers delivered inspirational talks to staff and students present and reiterated the importance of keeping a positive attitude in the face of adversity and illness.
Dr Michael Axiaq, who is also an MCAST lecturer, strongly encouraged the audience to pursue a healthy lifestyle, as this can decrease the risk of any type of cancer. Dr Axiaq advised men to become more self-aware as there have been cases of men that are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Mariella Bombagi, a practice nurse from the Malta National Health Screening programme showed an informational video on how self-examination can be done at home and answered several questions from the audience. A number of useful pamphlets were also circulated.
Delicious pink cupcakes prepared by the team at the Institute for Community Services were also on sale and staff wore pink to support breast cancer awareness.
Proceeds from the donation boxes will be given to The Marigold Foundation Malta.