“Education, the road to wellness” for breast cancer

| 14/10/2011

(CNS): The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens (LCTG) is half way through its 14th Breast Cancer Awareness and Education campaign, with the Breast Cancer Foundation Gala coming up this weekend on Saturday, 15 October, at the Ritz-Carlton. Friday 21 October is Dress Down/Dress Pink Day, and on Sunday 23 October, there will be a Cut-a-thon at Eclipze Beauty Salon. The month rounds out on Saturday, 29 October, with a Survivors Breakfast (by invitation only) and a Day of Beauty at Sameena's Beauty Salon on Sunday, 30 October. Anyone who has missed all the district awareness meetings can catch one at East End, North Side and George Town on 18, 20 and 27 October, all starting at 7:30pm.

There are also three more clinics left: Monday 17 October at the  West Bay Clinic, Thursday 20 October at the East End Clinic, and Monday 24 October at the George Town General Practice Clinic. For more details on events, visit the LCTG Breast Cancer Awareness Month website.

At the launch of the month's activities on 3 October, Lion President Belinda Blessitt Vincent stated that the Lions Clubof Tropical Gardens continues to work passionately in getting the word out in the community about breast cancer prevention and early detection.  She said that the Club, through its educational programs, awareness meetings and clinics, stresses education as the road to wellness.  “Everyone has been touched in some way by breast cancer”, she states, “everyone deserves a lifetime and that is why we need to come together and make that difference”.

The breast cancer awareness campaign continues to have a positive impact on lives in the Cayman Islands. Over 52,000 persons have benefited from our educational programmes, over 7,500 mammogram vouchers, sponsored by our Club have enabled women to proactively assess their breast health and over 250 individuals have been assisted with health care and other related costs, both at home and overseas.

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