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Special Group of Companies, producers of Special Ice drinking water has joined the fight against breast cancer in the country.
To demonstrate their commitment, the company has decided to brand its bottled water with the cancer logo to create more awareness on the disease across the country.
Founder and President of Breast Care International, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai disclosed this at a free Breast Cancer education and clinical screening sponsored by the Special Group of Companies at the Presbyterian Church of the KNUST in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi on the theme: Breast Cancer Awareness – “Fight, Cure, Survive and Hope.”
She noted that the collaboration between Breast Care International (BCI) and Special Ice will go a long way in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Drawing on BCI’s tagline of “Early Detection and Prompt Action saves life,” Founder and President of Breast Care International, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai was of the conviction that the fight against breast cancer demanded a concerted effort. She stressed it should not be left to a few committed individuals and organisations, with BCI in the forefront.
Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai
Members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, whose post-Annual General meeting church service coincided with the program, were screened for their sugar level, hypertension, and breast diseases especially cancer.
Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai said the annual program had been designed to bring relief to the numerous women and men suffering from these curable and survivable diseases.
She explained that the unwavering commitment against the breast cancer scourge was borne out of the strong belief that no woman should die from a disease which is within the remit of skilled Health Care personnel.
She highlighted some salient aspects of the NGO’s annual flagship program, dubbed “BCI Ghana Walk for Cure”, scheduled for October 14, this year in Koforidua, and appealed to the public to turn out massively and make this year’s version, the seventh in succession, a spectacular success.
She also reminded the community based nurses, who are going to be trained in basic oncology, from 27th to 31st August 2017, to go back to their communities to assist in the early diagnosis of women with Breast and Cervical Cancers, and to refer them to the specialized centres, for meaningful and prompt treatment, irrespective of where these vulnerable women reside since those diagnosed will be receiving the necessary financial support they need.
Dr. Wiafe-Addai thanked the Special Ice Company for their support and expressed her appreciation to the sponsors. Members of the pharmaceutical society of Ghana associated themselves, praising BCI for tenacity, fortitude, zeal and hard work.
Management of Special Ice also commended BCI for championing the fight against breast cancer.