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IN support of Pinktober activities taking place throughout October, staff members of the ANZ Bank have again launched their own initiative to raise awareness on breast cancer.

The bank, together with Fiji’s President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, officially launched their remembrance walk last weekend at the ANZ Stadium, followed by the release of pink-filled balloons.

“The remembrance walk, which saw staff and their families take a brisk walk along the foreshore and back to the ANZ Stadium, was followed by a balloon-releasing ceremony in honour of staff, family and dear friends lost to cancer, as well as breakfast and fun activities for staff and their families,” explained Mue Bentley-Fisher, ANZ’s communications manager Fiji and the Pacific.

“This is the second year that ANZ has embraced the Pinktober initiative, and we see this as our chance to promote awareness, prevention and cure of breast cancer among our staff and their families.”

As part of its Pinktober awareness drive, the bank will provide free medical screening and mammograms for all its employees throughout October.

“As well as hold listen and learn sessions on various cancer-related topics to increase staff awareness on the prevention and cure of breast cancer, staff will also be holding various internal fundraissing activities from which funds will be donated to a worthy cancer cause.

“Last year’s staff raised funds from Pinktober were directed towards the CWMH Oncology Unit through the donation of various items, including a computer, sets of scrubs for each of the unit’s seven staff members, mattresses and pillows, bedsheets and curtains.”

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