Around The Globe – Dec 2018
MORE STRENGTH TO THE BREAST
Inserra Dieticians and ShopRite presented the 3rd Annual Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Event to raise awareness about breast cancer and educate attendees on preventative measures against the disease. The first 50 attendees received free goody bags but the much-anticipated event was the raffle draw to win a basket of cancer-fighting foods. The event had it all vendors, music, food samples and health screenings by CarePoint Health. All proceeds from the day went to Susan G Komen and the American Cancer Society.
RACE FOR GRACE
The Grace Cancer Foundation organised a cancer run in Hyderabad. It is the only foundation that provides holistic care to alleviate the cancer burden. It facilitates every stage from education for prevention to early diagnosis, through treatment and assistance much beyond medical facilities. They believe that early detection and lifestyle modification is the key for conquering cancer. Thus, they conduct campaigns promoting physical activities like running. These not only bring in the necessary funds for operation but provide the foundation with a wonderful avenue to educate the masses
NO MORE BOTTOMS UP!
UK’s Macmillan Cancer Support held a unique fundraising campaign to raise money. Go Sober for October encouraged social drinkers to go alcohol-free for the 31 days of October. Participants can direct their friends to make a donation on their behalf to Macmillan Cancer Support. The money raised was used to support those living with cancer. Macmillan provides cancer patients with personal, practical, emotional and genuine assistance, be it monetary support or a nurse to take care of them or someone to just talk to.
GOLF IN PINK
The ladies from the Cairns Golf Club, Australia, organised a Pink Golf Day to raise money to help combat cancer. Most members of the club have had family members who have been affected by the disease. This presented an excellent opportunity to create a fun event to raise awareness against breast cancer. Players dressed in pink outfits, and played 18 holes in teams of 4. The highlight of the event was the learning experience, when some of the players, who were cancer survivors, recounted their fight with the dreadful disease.