We asked our staff what Pinktober meant to them and this is what Rosemary Mawe, BSP First Retail Manager had to say; "Cancer is something that affects many women. Some are closer to us than we think. We have mothers, aunts, sisters and daughters who were affected. Wearing a Pink Ribbon reminds us to talk about this and educate my daughters, nieces and women in my community." She said.
Our BSP staff in Fiji also took time out of their daily operations to collaborate with Reproductive Family Health Association, Fiji on Wednesday 4th to Monday 9th October, 2017. This enabled staff to gain access to information and medical screening opportunities that could save their lives.
Also, in honour of Pinktober, our BSP Solomon Island team will be staging a sausage sizzle fund raiser on Friday 27th October. Funds collected will be donated to the First Lady Pink Ribbon Committee. This is a committee that works closely with the Ministry Of Health and Medical Services in supporting our fellow women who fall victim to Breast Cancer.
We remember those that we have lost, celebrate those who are surviving and educate those who are unaware.
Be sure to wear a Pink Ribbon this month to create awareness on breast cancer. Early detection is key to prevention and successful treatments not only of breast cancer, but for many different diseases.