IN commemoration of 2016 World Cancer Day, Skye Bank Plc and COPE Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, have unveiled a book on cancer. They have also created screening centres where members of the public can be screened of the disease.
The book titled: ‘Breast Cancer Facts’, was written to enlighten and educate members of the public about the disease, its treatment and management with a view to reducing the incidence of the scourge. According to a statement issued by the bank on Wednesday, February 3, breast cancer screening was carried out for women to know their status and take appropriate steps to prevent it or treat it.
The statement said the collaboration between the two organisations over the years has resulted in significant breast cancer awareness and screening opportunity for many women, including those who ordinarily would not have been able to afford the cost of screening. The partnership has also been responsible for the monthly breast cancer screening for women by COPE Foundation for many years.
It should be recalled that Skye Bank donated two modern cancer screening machines to the foundation to enable it carry out its mandate of providing opportunity to reduce breast cancer incidence and provide information and education to the groups that are prone to it.
The bank explained that the two organisations were working to provide opportunity for mobile screening for those who are far flung from where the Foundation’s operations are conducted.
— Feb 15, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT