THE Fiji Cancer Society in the Western Division wants school students to be involved in the fight against cancer.
Speaking at the Bushells Fiji's Biggest Morning Tea at the Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka yesterday, west branch president Milika Wata Marshall said awareness programs were held at grassroots level.
She said the main objective was to alert women to what they could do before getting cancer.
Mrs Marshall said about $5000 raised during the morning tea would be used for the awareness campaign.
"We have funding from AusAid in terms of the seven-tonne truck while Williams and Gosling had donated a caravan which we have turned into a mobile clinic," she said.
"We will be starting with Ba on July 16 and that is to take the clinics to isolated places and have the women checked and screened. We will visit schools to educate the kids so they can spread the message to their parents."
Mrs Marshall said the society was also inviting volunteers.
"We still lack resources but we are doing our best to reach out to the people.
"We have been told there were 52 cancer cases at the Lautoka Hospital and the aim is to educate the women to be screened even though they are not diagnosed with cancer."
She said she was overwhelmed by the response from business houses and individuals.
"The morning tea is getting popular as everyone is touched by cancer directly or and indirectly and we are looking for volunteers to join the fight in its effort to fight cancer."
"We are thankful to the sponsors for assisting this worthy cause."
Some of the sponsors for the morning tea are Motibhai, Shanon, Hot Snacks, Beachcomber, McDonalds, Westpac, Y P Reddy and Waterfront Hotel.