This October Faces of Cancer – St. Lucia, along with the Oncology Centre, is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early, and, through ongoing research, clinical trials, and recent breakthroughs, there is much hope in extending survivorship.
Woman aged 40 to 49, should talk with their doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to have them. If you are a woman aged 50 to 74, it is recommended that you
have a mammogram every two years. Every woman should talk to her doctor about the risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member has had breast or ovarian cancer. A doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
This year Faces of Cancer – St. Lucia will be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a number of activities. Joining us will be the St. Lucia Cancer Society, Bureau of Health Services and Pan American Insurance.
Thursday October 1st, 12:30 pm – Church Service at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception;?
Saturday October 3rd – Choiseul Health Fair (Organized by others) Choiseul Village;
7:00 am -1:30 pm – Faces of Cancer Awareness Drive, William Peter Boulevard;
Sunday October 4th, 6:00am – CIBC Awareness walk (Organized by CIBC; Faces of Cancer participating) Rodney Bay start point.;
Saturday October 10th, 7:00 am -1:30 pm?- Faces of Cancer Awareness Drive, William Peter Boulevard;
7:00pm – 12:00am – Faces of Cancer Fund Raising Bingo Party, VBCC Club La Clery;
Friday October 23rd – Victoria Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Activity (Organized by others; Faces of Cancer participating);?
Saturday October 24th, 7:00 am -1:30pm – Faces of Cancer Awareness Drive, William Peter Boulevard;
Wednesday October 28th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunchtime Awareness Walk;
Saturday October 30th , 7:00 am – 1:30 pm Faces of Cancer Awareness Drive, William Peter Boulevard;
Sunday November 1st – Yoplait Walk.
Faces of Cancer – St. Lucia believes that as it continues raising awareness throughout Saint Lucia and encouraging survivors to join the fight and speak about their journey, it will encourage and inspire others to fight also, and begin to dispel the myths associated with breast cancer. For more information, visit the website at www.facesofcancerslu.org, like on Facebook: Faces of Cancer St. Lucia or make a call on 758-384-2637.