FCCC takes firm stand to raise awareness

Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) chief executive officer Joel Abraham, second right, with his staff members. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) is taking a firm stand to raise awareness on all types of cancer in the country.

With the Pinktober campaign starting today, the men at FCCC have pledged to get a “No. 1 haircut”.

FCCC chief executive officer Joel Abraham said it was an opportune time for them to show their support and stand in solidarity for those Fijians who faced hair loss as a result of the side effects of chemotherapy.

“The least we can do is change our everyday appearance so someone else doesn’t feel alone in this life-threatening battle,” Mr Abraham said.

“It is imperative for people to learn about this deadly disease and go for early detection. Fijians are encouraged to get themselves checked as early detection may lead to timely cure.”

Mr Abraham called on all Fijians and organisations to participate in this No. 1 challenge and those who wished to participate can do so by getting a No. 1 haircut and posting their photos on Facebook with the hashtag “#No1Challenge”.

The FCCC will also be engaging in awareness raising activities throughout the month of October intended to allow staff members to gain an insight on the disease and why early detection is important.

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