Linden-based NGO spreads cancer awareness
World Cancer DayLinden-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) For the Children Sake Foundation is taking a stand against cancer by promoting cancer awareness.World Cancer Day was observed on Sunday under the theme “We can. I can.” The observance aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness of, and educating people about, the disease; and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action towards its eradication.A Linden resident collects pamphlets on cancer informationIn an effort to so do, the For the Children Sake Foundation, in collaboration with the Guyana Cancer Society-Linden Chapter, One Mile Health Centre and the Adolescent Health Unit within the Ministry of Health (MoPH), hosted a Satellite Table on the Wisroc/Amelia’s Ward bus park. Scores of persons participated by viewing the exhibition, and were educated about the disease.Executive Director of For the Children Sake Foundation and regional representative for peer educators under the MoPH, Vernon Todd, emphasised that World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness of cancer, and encourage prevention, detection, and treatment.He called on persons to join in the movement to bring happiness to the lives of patients who are living with the disease, and noted that World Cancer Day 2018 is aimed at exploring how everyone, as individuals or collectively, can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.“Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.” He said.“World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge, and take action. Whatever you choose to do, ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference in the fight against cancer,” Todd appealed.