Breast cancer forum at Araneta Center
ACCORDING to the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS), breast cancer is considered the country’s No. 1 type of cancer among women and 20 women die of breast cancer every day. The Global Cancer Observatory has so far recorded a total of 24,798 of new cases afflicted with breast cancer this year, accounting for 17.6 percent of all new cases for all ages in both sexes and 31.4 percent of new cases among women.
In this light, October being the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Araneta Center goes pink for the whole period to raise awareness about breast cancer and show support to patients and survivors. Pedestrian lanes are painted pink to encourage the millions of visitors and shoppers to learn more about the disease, its prevention and treatment.
Happening today at the Gateway Mall activity area is the “Beauty and Bravery: Empowering Women Against Breast Cancer” event, featuring inspirational and selfcare talks of experts and survivors, among them Philippine Society of Medical Oncologist president Claire Soliman and breast cancer survivor Gertrudes Calderon. Kundalani Yoga teacher Tet Bachmann will discuss techniques on managing daily stress and resisting illness.
Hosting the event is Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar. PCS offers free clinical breast exam. Attendees can have their hair colored with washable pink dye for free at the event in support of the awareness campaign.
Visitors and shoppers cross the Pinkdestrian lanes in commemoration of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Kundalani Yoga teacher Tet Bachmann to discuss techniques on managing daily stress and resisting illness.