$10,000 support for cancer awareness
20 November, 2021, 6:30 pm
Westpac has contributed $10,000 to the Fiji Cancer Society this week in support of cancer education and patient care.
Westpac Fiji chief executive Kip Hanna said in a statement they were proud to contribute towards the advocacy around cancer awareness and patient support through the Fiji Cancer Society.
“It is important that we all take the time to educate ourselves and our people, and show our support to cancer patients and their caregivers,” he said.
“We thank the Fiji Cancer Society for the great work they’ve been doing.”
According to the statement Westpac staff members would come together each year to raise funds for cancer education and patient care, and the bank matched the amount.
This year, Westpac was making the handover instead and the staff members were looking forward to resuming fundraising activities next year.
Fiji Cancer Society chief executive officer Belinda Chan acknowledged the continued support of Westpac over the past two decades.
“Cancer is a disease that has touched many, the generous support from Westpac will allow the society to improve its cancer education programs and improve patient care, in particular for those requiring palliative care services.” Westpac has been supporting Fijian communities for more than 120 years.