Lions unite for breast cancer awareness

| 09/10/2012

breast-cancer-awareness.jpg(CNS): The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens launched its15th Breast Cancer Awareness and Education campaign with the annual church service Sunday and an Opening Ceremony at Camana Bay Monday night. The month was officially opened with the cutting of the ribbon by Dr Bogle –Taylor and Leo President, Loshana Lopez-Francis. Jennifer Ahearn, Chief Officer in the health ministry thanked the club for their continued support in educating the public about breast cancer.She said October provided an opportunity to be united for the cause and told the many survivors who were present that they were the heroes and inspiration for the campaign, as she offered the ministry’s continued support.

Lion President, Elva Smith explained that the Lions continued to work on getting the word out in the community about breast cancer prevention and early detection.  She said that the Club, was united for the cause, the theme for this year, and through its educational programs, awareness meetings and clinics, it will continue to make breast cancer education a priority.
Over 52,000 persons have benefited from the educational programmes, over 7,500 mammogram vouchers, sponsored by the LCTGhave 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.

To get more information on the activities planned for this month visit the Lions’ website at www.lctgbreastcancerawareness.com

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