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International Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
03/11/10
International Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

International Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology through Department of Building and Engineering Services joined the World in commemorating the International Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign on Thursday 28 October 2010. The month long event was organized in order to educate and raise cancer awareness among employees as well as to give support to those affected or are giving care and support to their relatives.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized every October to increase awareness to everyone about how breast cancer can bring challenge to life.  It is also a real chance to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

PRESENTATION

Cancer Association of Botswana Volunteer and Cancer Survivor Ms. Bontle was the guest speaker. She gave a presentation covering the following issues; types of breast Cancers, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, statistics, facts, treatment, stages and more. Ms. Bontle as one of the Cancer Survivors gave a life story as a way of motivating participants  and to make them aware that despite the fact that one has to undergo painful treatments, there is life after cancer.
She further elaborated the role played by Cancer Association of Botswana in giving care and support to those living with cancer in Botswana.

CANDLELIGHT

A pink candle was lit by Ms. Chinga (Deputy Manager- Departmental Management) as a symbol of hope and to show that the Department cares and support those affected and the fight against cancer. Individual also lit their candles as a remembrance for their beloved relatives and friends who lost their lives to cancer, as well as give hope to those still living with cancer.

THINK PINK

Almost all participants were wearing pink as a symbol of care and support for those affected by Breast Cancer. Pink is an international symbol of breast cancer.

MESSAGE OF HOPE

Mr. Monkutlwatsi recited a touching Candle of hope poem while Christ Embassy Church representative gave a short message of hope and closed the event with a prayer.

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