Prevention is better than cure

Managing Director Value City (SP) Ltd Vera Chute (left) watches the cancer survivors and care takers cut the cake during the morning tea fund raise for Fiji Cancer Society hosted by Value City at Nabua. Picture: RAMA

PREVENTION is better than cure and early detection is the best way for this to happen.

This was reiterated by Value City (SP) Ltd managing director Vera Chute while speaking at a morning tea at the Value City Nabua branch in Suva on Wednesday to raise funds for cancer awareness.

Ms Chute said there was a need to encourage men and women to undertake tests for early detection, whether it be breast or prostate cancer.

“We have been involved in this initiative annually.

It is all about teaching the staff some form of social responsibility because staff host their own morning teas in their respective branches,” Ms Chute said.

“We are also creating awareness and advocating on the campaign against breast cancer and of course contributing financially to the Fiji Cancer Society to successfully try and reach out to as much people as they can in communities.

“This morning tea initiative we have been doing since the early 2000s and then it stopped for a while.

Then we came on board once the initiative started again.

“This is the third year in a row now that we are involved.”

She added last year they had collected more than $3000 and this year they were planning to raise more than $5000.

An auction was also held to raise funds for the society’s work.