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USP cancer appeal benefits society

Priya Chand
Monday, February 11, 2013

THE Fiji Cancer Society's work on supporting cancer patients has been boosted with money collected from the 'Flame of courage' cancer appeal event in October last year.

Organised by the University of the South Pacific, the appeal aims to collect funds through a night of extravaganza and dinner from which all proceeds will go towards the Fiji Cancer Society and the Walk On Walk Strong campaign.

USP's deputy vice chancellor Esther Williams said it was important for the university to be involved in worthwhile causes that impacted so many lives

"As a university, we needed to take a lead with these events and show our support to fighting cancer," said Ms Williams.

"Raising funds for cancer is a passionate cause for the whole university and we are happy to be part of such a cause."

She said the university would continue to support such events.

She said $2000 collected from last year's appeal was given to the Fiji Cancer Society.

FCS manager Raj Shiree commended the university's initiative and awareness drive.

"USP has contributed immensely towards these events and on behalf of FCS, we are grateful for the support," said Ms Shiree.

"We hope we get continual support from the university as Dr Williams has mentioned."

Founder of the annualWalk on Walk Strong movement, Sina Kami said the money was appreciated.


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