The annual nationwide Pink Oct-Mov ’20 campaign kicked off this morning with a symbolic walk across the freshly painted pink and white pedestrian crossing.
In a statement, Chairperson of The Marigold Foundation Michelle Muscat, said that starting from Lascaris is meant to bring to the attention the need for people to accept the invitation to attend the regular screening that the government issues on a regular basis. The National Screening Unit which is situated at Lascaris will now boast the addition of a new screening machine that was bought by the funds raised during the 2019 campaign.
This year’s campaign will be focusing on metastatic breast cancer but will also extend the pink element to include awareness on cervical and ovarian cancers that are female-oriented. Parallel to this, the campaign will also educate about men’s health raising awareness on the need for men to check themselves and learn more about testicular and prostate cancer.
Present for the first event of the campaign was The Hon Minister Ian Borg who said that such campaigns are important especially when one leads a very busy life and checking oneself can seem to be taken for granted. His Ministry is proud to be supporting once again this campaign by creating curiosity and raising awareness on the cause.
Mayor of Valletta, Mr Alfred Zammit, expressed his satisfaction that the campaign is starting from the capital city of Valletta. Mr Zammit said that such campaigns are useful to educate both men and women and to prevent unnecessary suffering.
If you would like to support Pink Oct – Mov ’20 please visit the Pink Oct – Mov Facebook page or Instagram to learn more about the events coming up.
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