Marshall: Pinktober support overwhelming

FIJI Cancer Society West branch’s Milika Marshall said the response from individuals, private and public organisations to raise awareness on breast cancer over the month of October had been overwhelming.

“This whole month has just been magnificent. The individuals and the organisations that have stepped up to help have been overwhelming and their support has just blown us away this year,” she said.

“Even in the West, in Lautoka we had a gym — the very first gym — to join our campaign was so great and it’s amazing to have them support us and promote healthy living.”

She said even though the Pinktober initiative was ending, people should remain vigilant.

“Cancer is one of the country’s biggest killers and I think a lot of education and a lot of awareness needs to go into it.

“It affects all of us.

“Indo Fijians, iTaukei, Rotumans, Asians and Europeans.

“Cancer does not care about race or age and it’s quite predominant now in Fiji and so we need to be aware and arm ourselves with the necessary information so that we can get ourselves checked and if we have the disease then we can take immediate action.

“Our message this year was prevention is the cure.

“So as long as you get yourselves checked in time you can be cured.”

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